Ever since it introduced the Sony Xperia Z in January during the 2013 CES, Sony has been lying low for a while. We were wondering what they were cooking up all this time, and now we have an answer.
The Xperia Z hasn’t yet landed in the United States, but that doesn’t deter the company from releasing another smartphone this summer.
Codenamed Sony Honami, speculations sketch a device with a 5-inch full HD 1080p display, and a powerful 2.3 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor for power.
Now that’s something that would make you sit up and notice, right? Well, add to that a standard 2GB of RAM and a 2,700mAh+ battery for good measure.
The VR-Zone says that Honami is probably going to strike it rich with their camera. The shooter will be a Sony 1/1.6″ sized sensor and premium grade Sony Cybershot G lens.
If the above is true, then that would put it neck and neck with the Nokia Pureview 808, the smartphone that boasts the best image quality in the market now. Furthermore, the Honami would supposedly use the same imaging software that is seen in Sony’s Cybershot cameras to process images.
The whole image, especially of the large sized battery, would deem the hardware to be a little thick and bigger than most of the phones that would make this year’s markets. Probably a phablet-sized entry from Sony would make the run a bit more entertaining.
We don’t have anything solid to go on at this point, but sooner or later a leaked image or a roadmap is bound to get out, and then we will have something to hang on. As of now, according to the Chinese site ePrice, the international release of the handset is pinned for August or September.