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Official-looking teaser image for the Sony Honami appears, launch pegged for September 4

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Official-looking teaser image for the Sony Honami appears, launch pegged for September 4

Having gone through an extensive checklist of leaks, ranging from specs, through actual device images down to UI peeks, today marks the day we receive the first allegedly confirmed launch date for the Sony Honami, and there's even more.


An official-looking teaser image for the Sony Honami has been outed on the forum boards of Chinese Digi Wo. As you can probably make out from the images in the gallery below, the almost completely veiled teaser is a departure from what we've been expecting, vis-a-vis an Xperia Z-esque design. An elegant purple line stretches the profile of the Honami, along with a considerably more rounded profile than we were expecting. The good folks over at the XPERIA Blog have provided some close-ups that reveal the power button that's featured on all the latest Sony Xperia smartphones, along with a flap of unknown purpose.


Of course, there's no telling whether this image has been fabricated or not, so we'd take this with a grain of salt if we were you. If we're to disregard this disclaimer, though, it would appear that we may very soon have significantly more to go on: the launch is pegged for September 4 and set to take place in Berlin, Germany.



source: Digi Wo via XPERIA Blog

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posted on 08 Aug 2013, 05:47 1

1. Lyngdoh (Posts: 222; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


That flap is long. I'm pretty sure its for the sim slot and micro sd slot.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 05:50

2. Chris.P (Posts: 257; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)


We feel fairly sure of the same :)

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 05:53

4. Lyngdoh (Posts: 222; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


Of course, that was indeed obvious :-)

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 05:52

3. MrTzr (Posts: 101; Member since: 26 Jun 2013)


I'm waiting for this one! A waerproof phone with a 20 MP sensor and SD 800! I hope that the battery has been improved over the XZ though. Smaller bezels would also be nice. I think that the other leaked Honami images are actually (prototypes) of the XZ plus or whatever and Sony will bring something new.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 06:07 1

5. HeWhoDoesNothing (Posts: 155; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)


I'm a SONY fan, but I'm no longer interested in the Honami... I'm not sure if that's because of my love for the just-announced LG G2, or the leaks (I don't like the design so far). I am however, still a bit curious about what that camera will bring. Hopefully it's able to shoot all those 20 Megapixels in 16:9 and NOT the rumored 4:3 ratio.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 06:11 2

6. surethom (Posts: 231; Member since: 04 Mar 2009)


So hope it has a xenon flash & very thin bezel.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 06:17 4

7. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 691; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


I have high hope for this monster....
I think it will be an all in one package gorgeous looking device,best hardware to date,latest softwear version,great display,and great camera(heard it will be take care by Sony camera department, the true brain behind sony's cameras)
I hope sony wont disappoint this time.
an addition of sdcard slot and bigger battery would also be welcome...

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 06:21

8. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2420; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Yeah, bring it on...

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 08:19

9. Commentator (Posts: 2325; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


I'm guessing this will be to the G2 what the One was to the S4: similar internals, fewer software features, a more refined UI, and more premium build. Hopefully the camera will be better though.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 08:41

10. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6205; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


sept 4th can't get here soon enough. i need too upgrade from my XPERIA GO

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 17:10 1

12. akki20892 (Posts: 3297; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


It's ok, we are not forcing you to upgrade.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 11:38 1

11. amansingal14 (Posts: 284; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


So Sept. 4 is Note 3 and my future phone being announced simountaneously? That's great.

posted on 09 Aug 2013, 18:19

13. rgxVOiD (Posts: 433; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


That's how they take our money

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