Sony 'Honami' reportedly poses for more leaked photos, including close-up of its 20-megapixel cameraAlex Wagner - Deputy Managing Editor, News Desk
Sony's upcoming "Honami" smartphone has been peeking its face out every now and then in recent months, giving us brief peeks at its OmniBalance body and 20-megapixel camera. Today we're getting another look at the unannounced Android smartphone thanks to a set of photos that shows the Honami lounging around in the wild and even offers a close-up of its headline feature.
Images posted to the forums of Vietnamese site Tinh te claim to show a black version of the Sony Honami resting on what looks to be a desk. The first image is a close-up shot of its 20-megapixel camera, but because this is a pre-release unit, its focal length and megapixel count have been X-ed out. There's also a big "G" to indicate the presence of Sony's G Lens technology as well as an LED flash.
A second photo shows the resolution options available in the Honami's camera app. Along with options for 4:3 and 16:9 8-megapixel images, users can choose to capture a full-on 20-megapixel shot. The third leaked shot of the device shows its side and what appears to be its magnetic docking pins. Finally, a photo that's said to have been taken by the Honami has leaked out as well, but because it came from a prototype device and was posted to Facebook, it shouldn't be used to judge the actual performance of the Honami's shooter.
The Honami is rumored to be Sony's next flagship Xperia smartphone, with recent rumors claiming that the handset could sport a 5-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB RAM and the aforementioned 20-megapixel camera. We've seen quite a few camera-centric smartphones hit the market lately, including Nokia's 41-megapixel Lumia 1020 and the HTC One with its UltraPixel camera, and so it'll be interesting to see how the photos produced by Sony's offering compare to shots from those other devices. The good news is that we may not have much longer to wait, as Sony is expected to officially unveil the Honami at a Sept. 4 event during IFA in Berlin.