Sony's upcoming Honami isn't the most oft-leaked smartphone we've ever seen, but the device has given us a few peeks at its glass-covered body and 20-megapixel camera in recent months. It looks like it may not be long before all is finally revealed, though, as a teaser image that purportedly teases the Honami's announcement date has made its way online.
Posted to the Chinese forum Digi-Wo, the image shows the edge of what looks to be a purple smartphone, complete with the same round power button on its side that Sony has utilized in several of its recent Xperia smartphones. The orientation of the power button suggests that this phone is resting with its screen up. Above the power button is a flap and below it rests the device's volume rocker. The teaser hints that the Honami could debut on Sept. 4, which is just days before the IFA show kicks off in Berlin.
Sony's Honami, also rumored to go by the name "Xperia i1," will reportedly pack a 5-inch 1080p display on its face and a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor at its heart. The device is also join the growing family of "cameraphones" that we've seen as of late thanks to the presence of a 20-megapixel rear camera.
While it's tough to know for sure whether or not the phone in this teaser is indeed the Honami, it certainly wouldn't be a surprise for Sony to offer a purple version of its next device since both the Xperia Z and Xperia Z Ultra come in purple. And with the mobile world converging on Berlin for IFA early next month, scheduled the Honami's debut for Sept. 4 wouldn't be a bad idea. Now we just have to wait for official word from Sony on whether or not it plans on being the second manufacturer whose name starts with "S" and has a flagship announcement planned for that date.