One of the most eagerly awaited Android phones on the horizon is the Sony i1 Honami
. This is Sony's answer to other camera-centric phones that have sprung up like the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom
and the rumored Nokia EOS
which is supposed to be introduced next month
. With a 5 inch 1080 x 1920 resolution screen, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 under the hood, it all sounds like your every day mid-2013 top-shelf model. That is, until you get to the camera on back. The rear-facing camera on the Sony i1 is a 20/13MP camera with an Exmor RS sensor, G Lens, Cybershot, dual LED and Xenon flash, Mobile BIONZ Image processing and interchangeable lens.
We've previously seen a blurry picture of the phone
that was so out of focus that it would even make Mr. Blurrycam cringe. On Monday, a fairly clear render of the phone appeared showing off the G Lens and the dual LED flash. Note the transparent notification bar and action bar. While we could play it conservatively and tell you to expect this in the fourth quarter of the year, cameras have been the top battleground for smartphones lately which could spur the Japanese OEM to rush out a Q3 launch.
Thanks Anonymous Tipster!