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One Sony line to start with the 20 MP Cyber-shot quality Honami phone

0. phoneArena 01 Apr 2013, 07:51 posted on

The most interesting part in the rumored Sony Honami is the alleged Cyber-shot camera module, which might be around 20 MP with the fashionable pixel-binning tech that got pioneered by the 808 PureView in a phone, accompanied by an eventual Xenon flash for the still shots. If this is not enough to make you drool about Sony's new flagship strategy, the Honami phone is also claimed to be water and dust resistant, so it sounds like the dream Android device, depending on how compact Sony managed to make it with all that camera jazz inside...

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posted on 01 Apr 2013, 07:53 31

1. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Geez....OH MY GOD!! My heart is pumping amazingly fast! I can't stand it anymore. Super specs with amazing camera!

I love you Sony!

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 08:45 1

19. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


Er, I call BS on this rumor because a) the camera module of the 808 is large enough for many people to call it chubby. b) Nokia has an exclusive agreement with Carl Zeiss for optics c) A high quality camera phone like 808 isn't mainstream, something like the 920 or iPhone or S3 (read: decent smartphone shooter) is. d) 20MP won't be too high to wow people, and if Sony wanted to increase quality, I'd say they'd go with a Ultrapixel like approach rather than the 808 like since they aren't too well in terms of financial results and it'll give people a reason to say sony can't make thin handsets. e) A phone with these specs is gonna cost $1000ish

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 09:13 10

23. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


1. If Sony choose Ultrapixel, I will be disappointed. Yes, the Ultrapixel produces more light but very low details. The 20MP camera is enough to wow many people including me. Don't forget, the Cyber-shot camera will have the famous Carl Zeiss optics on it too.

2. In my opinion, the 808 is chubby but I like the design of the camera, so no big deal of being chubby or not chubby.

3. I agree, the high quality camera phone 808 isn't mainstream, even the iPhone 5, S3, 920 can shoot decent photos as well.

4. I also agree that this phone with these specs will cost $1000ish.

(But I didn't see any BS on this rumor.)

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 09:22 1

24. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


That's because you missed when I said that Nokia/Carl Zeiss have an exclusive agreement renewed just last year. Your opinion is not the same as mine. The average Joe will look at sites like PA, The Verge, etc who will more likely publish that the 808 (or this phone) is thick. Not that humanity has lost strength to carry 150g and a 15mm thick phone in the past 3-5 years. Lastly, it could be a damn April Fool's prank, my friend.

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 09:31 1

26. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Ok, sorry about that. So, this means that my reply was a fail right? Ok, I know, sorry.

*EPIC FAIL*

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 09:41

29. jsdechavez (Posts: 731; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


"The average Joe will look at sites like PA, The Verge, etc who will more likely publish that the 808 (or this phone) is thick. Not that humanity has lost strength to carry 150g and a 15mm thick phone in the past 3-5 years. "

You nailed it! I don't care if my phone looks thick.

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 20:30 2

45. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


one sony is not only high quality camera phone, its all rounded phone that have high quality camera because esto said it based on 20MP cybershot RX100 with new and better post-processing
algorithms, better audio, better screen JDI or IZGO, better design because it will be thiner than 808 and have ip rating,
there also one sony little sister that have same spec but smaller screen its XP RAY successor

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 10:59 8

33. oister85 (Posts: 499; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


Cybershot, walkman, ps certified, awesome processor, good designed, good build quality + Android = Best phone in the world

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 11:08 4

34. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


I agree! :)

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 07:53 13

2. atsamman (Posts: 74; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


20 mp
Thats insaaaaaaaaane! !

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 12:49 2

39. ebubekir26 (Posts: 323; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


nothing compared to Nokia 808

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 19:23 2

42. pyradark (Posts: 864; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


but you cant put 808 into water
hahahaha

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 20:42 5

47. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


20MP will have better or equal to 808 both in picture and video quality because it based on cybershot RX100 and use better software
it also have better audio, screen, design, durability, and thiner
so overall it will be much better than

posted on 08 Apr 2013, 13:51

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


if sony had such tech they would have used it already...they haven't so far means they have got nothing comparable to 808. Period.
Cybershot ressurection and its superiority over Nokia's products is a pipedream.

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 07:56 4

3. shahulvm (Posts: 124; Member since: 01 Apr 2012)


Hope Sony increases the sensor size as opposed to increasing the megapixel count, to give us a better picture quality...

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 08:15 1

10. amansingal14 (Posts: 309; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


I guess you don't know what pixel binning technology is.
It downgrades a high amount of MP to low MP by merging different pixels. That is how Pureview 808 achieved super high quality photos and lossless zoom along with ~3.2 or 3.4 um pixel size.

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 09:32 1

27. dakota30312 (Posts: 15; Member since: 27 Mar 2013)


Amen! Sony on paper is supposed to have one of the best cameras with 13mp and a beautiful screen at 1080p but Sony's problem is they always look first on paper but end up being third or fourth in actual use.

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 08:05 2

4. hinincheng (Posts: 3; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


I prefer a sharp IGZO screen than JDI White Magic screen cuz White Magic will cause yellow to become greenish like the Xperia P...

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 08:07 14

5. DLanor1107 (Posts: 31; Member since: 01 Apr 2013)


Bring it on SONY!!!... I have the rx100 (20.9 MP and 1" Exmor CMOS sensor, the best compact camera for me) and the xperia Z (One of the best smartphone to date, dust and waterproof) and i cant wait if you will combine them into a one nice device...
MAKE.BELIEVE... SONY

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 08:09 2

6. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 765; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


It's like im goin back to sony :) cant wait for more tech explosions this 2013.. but my money will explode too :( ive reserved for a gs4., and im planning for note 3, I really want spen. If togari will have this new tech rumors and somwhat revolutionary stylus, then im sold..

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 08:12 8

7. lumia920 (Posts: 112; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)


sony, going crazy...
the next thing is battery...
2700-3000 mah is ok.. but it should also be revolutionary, like 5000mah.
thumb up to you sony..

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 08:14 13

8. ryq24 (Posts: 739; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


20mp! I bet samsung is working on a 21mp phone after reading this article!

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 08:17 6

12. amansingal14 (Posts: 309; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


One flagship phone and one flagship phablet per year. When will Samsung release the phone? Next Year? By then Sony will have the answer of 21mp too.

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 08:23 5

13. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Then HTC will make a 22up (Ultrapixel) camera after Samsung reads this article.

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 19:25 2

43. pyradark (Posts: 864; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


than iphone will make 10.1MP after HTC reads this article

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 22:26

48. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Yup, 10.1MP camera with 4" Retina display and they call it "INNOVATION". lol xD

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 22:35 1

49. bipinm (Posts: 124; Member since: 07 Oct 2012)


Sony provide sensor to Samsung....So NO...

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 08:15 13

9. Scarambay (Posts: 94; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


Cybershot camera + Walkman + Sony branding + IP 57 + 5" FHD JDI panel with WhiteMagic display = Awesome s**t!

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 09:23

25. Rehankhan (Posts: 323; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


really? sony branding?

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 10:25 2

31. amansingal14 (Posts: 309; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


If any of those Samsung phones had Sony braanding, I would have the flagship one right now...
But the point is, they aren't. After all Sony is always curious about making their device beautiful, to touch, to see, and to use...

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