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A bunch of new Sony i1 Honami photo samples remind us that the tease is hardly over

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A bunch of new Sony i1 Honami photo samples remind us that the tease is hardly over

There's definitely something to be said about human nature when it comes down to leaks and their seemingly universal appeal. Sure, these smartphones, or whatever, are usually not that far into the future and are supposed to come “soon”. Unfortunately for “soon”, “right now” has been stealing the show since the dawn of men.


If somehow the title and the above didn't allow you to glean with sufficient certainty what this one will be all about, then let us put it more explicitly – today is no exception when it comes to leaks, and instead of settling for a wait, we're gulping up these new bits of information right up. And who's under the spotlight? Why, Sony's upcoming high end smartphone, currently known as the i1 Honami, and its camera module, of course.


As those of you who have been tailing the Sony Honami from the start will surely know, besides the massive processing power that will be snugged underneath Sony's signature glass and plastic exterior resides another notable internal. Namely, the alleged 20.7MP camera that Sony die-hards are hoping to, at the very least, hold its ground when stacked against the Nokia Lumia 1020. And while we've already seen the first few supposed photo samples, our appetite for more has hardly been satiated. To that end, a number of new photo samples have been brought to our attention from multiple sources sharing a similar story. All of the alleged Sony Honami samples you'll see below carry the same EXIF tag: taken by a device with a model number C6903 (Honami LTE), shot in 8MP, 16:9 mode with a camera aperture of f/2.0. These are most probably snapped with pre-production software and/or hardware, so we're aren't going to jump the gun just yet. As always, keep the salt at an arm's length, for these are obviously unconfirmed.


 

via: RBMen, Sony Viet

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posted on 19 Aug 2013, 03:58 6

1. Moodi (Posts: 38; Member since: 11 May 2013)


Nokia Lumia 1020 is better, even 92x are better (my opinion)

posted on 19 Aug 2013, 04:02 19

3. SonyXperiaNexus (Posts: 374; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


obviously coz this is not meant to compete with the 1020. its meant to compete with the gs4 and i5s etc. besides, dont believe anything other than official samples

posted on 19 Aug 2013, 04:51 7

14. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1163; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


it IS meant to compete with them. i5 vs s4 vs htcOne vs 1020 vs lgG2 vs this
they are all smartphones giving their best features on a same timeline.

posted on 19 Aug 2013, 05:34 17

33. Lyngdoh (Posts: 268; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


Nokia fans have nothing else to brag besides their camera.

posted on 19 Aug 2013, 07:28 2

46. SonyXperiaNexus (Posts: 374; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


Ahem... I am a Nokia+Sony fan and the nokia vs sony fanboy wars make me feel awkward. why cant we just love them both?

posted on 19 Aug 2013, 07:57

48. marbovo (Posts: 658; Member since: 16 May 2013)


because this is not how the world works ;)

posted on 19 Aug 2013, 08:19 1

50. sergiobr (Posts: 712; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


I have the BEST mobile Samsung S3 and a Nokia 808 JUST for photos. I´m very happy with BOTH. I take photos with Nokia 808 and past via NFC to S3 and ... play with it. I particularly don´t like WP. But Nokia is the king of cameras.

posted on 19 Aug 2013, 13:15

55. marbovo (Posts: 658; Member since: 16 May 2013)


So why don´t you just buy a camera?

posted on 19 Aug 2013, 14:17

57. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


and do you have anything to brag about?:D

posted on 19 Aug 2013, 15:02

59. Yubnub (Posts: 100; Member since: 23 May 2013)


Best comment here!

posted on 19 Aug 2013, 15:02

60. Yubnub (Posts: 100; Member since: 23 May 2013)


Best comment here!

posted on 19 Aug 2013, 04:30 11

12. kobainez (Posts: 429; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Show me ur beloved lumia 1020 with ISO 800 or ISO 1000 then u can say that it's better than honami. Don't talk trash without proof

posted on 19 Aug 2013, 04:54 6

15. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1163; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


there you go:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sheridan01/9520544133/in/photostream/

happy now? although its not iso 800, still, shut up.

posted on 19 Aug 2013, 04:56 2

16. jubbing (Posts: 150; Member since: 20 Aug 2008)


I don't understand, the 1020 has an ISO up to 3200!

posted on 19 Aug 2013, 05:04 3

19. kobainez (Posts: 429; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


I'm not asking how high 1020 ISO can go. I'm asking for 1020 sample at ISO 800 or ISO 1000 like honami

posted on 19 Aug 2013, 05:07 2

23. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1163; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


Im waiting for your reply mate. im not talking here like an ass but you started and wanted this comment war $hit.

posted on 19 Aug 2013, 05:17 8

26. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1163; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


dont bark on a bulldozer.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sheridan01/9487041525/in/photostream/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/topolino70/9392028864/in/photostream/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sheridan01/9456638771/in/photostream/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sheridan01/9447478951/in/photostream/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sheridan01/9434277953/in/photostream/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/topolino70/9389259209/in/photostream/

IM WAITING FOR YOUR COMEBACK

posted on 19 Aug 2013, 06:16 2

41. Cod3rror (Posts: 129; Member since: 06 Apr 2013)


Half of your examples say "Canon EOS 6D"

posted on 19 Aug 2013, 07:35 1

47. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1163; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


the starry night shots were. lol sorry about that i thought it were 1020 shots.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sheridan01/9225885910/in/photostream/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sheridan01/8741843289/in/photostream/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sheridan01/9517474881/in/photostream/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sheridan01/9497522920/in/photostream/

posted on 19 Aug 2013, 05:04 2

20. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1163; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


oh wait, here is one with iso 800

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sheridan01/9487041525/in/photostream/

NOW SHUT UP

posted on 19 Aug 2013, 05:06 6

22. keylimejelly (banned) (Posts: 22; Member since: 16 Aug 2013)


before judging just look at this
esato has.confirmed software versions of different samples

party--14.1.g.2.86_9_f200

beach--14.1.g.1.406_9_b400

and BIKE--14.1.g.1.443_9_b600
so look at the software and then come.up.with something

posted on 19 Aug 2013, 05:17 7

25. kobainez (Posts: 429; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Still looks crap when zoomed in 100%. A lot of noise in that sample so You can't say honami is crap. Just wait for low iso honami sample

posted on 19 Aug 2013, 05:38 4

35. belovedson (Posts: 998; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


why not just be a dude and confess. you got owned

posted on 19 Aug 2013, 05:47 3

38. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1163; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


lol. my last comment to him was so harsh in his dignity that PA removed it.

posted on 19 Aug 2013, 05:42 2

37. jubbing (Posts: 150; Member since: 20 Aug 2008)


Your argument is a joke. Honami isn't even out yet - please don't say how good this phone is without even trying it.

Wait till it's out, try it buy it whatever then come back to the discussion with how 'good/crap' arguments.

posted on 19 Aug 2013, 15:54

61. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


...and I suppose you're the one who's got a proof that honami is better, right?

posted on 19 Aug 2013, 06:14 1

40. daniel_bargs (Posts: 325; Member since: 27 Nov 2010)


Hellow... ever heard of fakes? This is not even a real phone yet! There is no Honami that is official as of now! If I were you, I will pass judgement 1 week after release of the phone when reviewers gets hands-on on the real and legitimate device.

posted on 19 Aug 2013, 04:00 7

2. darkskoliro (Posts: 1077; Member since: 07 May 2012)


Wait till official picture samples are out. Its obvious these arent done very well, the awful light leak on the side. Too early to judge.

posted on 19 Aug 2013, 10:21 1

53. Pancoon (Posts: 42; Member since: 05 Jul 2013)


Glad someone finally said that. Goodness, even in the article it reminds everyone it it is pre-production software.

posted on 19 Aug 2013, 04:06

4. torgrim (Posts: 29; Member since: 08 May 2013)


Ouch... Hope Honami gets better upon release!

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