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Sony Korea CEO sees launch of Sony i1 Honami in Korea by the end of the year

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Sony Korea CEO sees launch of Sony i1 Honami in Korea by the end of the year
A published report out of Korea on Monday cites the CEO of Sony Korea, Kenji Sakai, as saying that the successor to the Sony Xperia Z will be out in Korea by the end of this year. The phone that the Sony executive is talking about is supposed to be the Sony i1 Honami, which features a  20-megapixel f/2.0 camera. As we just told you earlier Monday, the sensor on the Nokia Lumia 1020 will still be larger than the one on the Sony model.

Because Sony Mobile Korea is now totally part of Sony Korea, there is no separate mobile division in the country. That means that the Sony i1 Honami will be available only through carriers in the country. It is supposed to be the first of a whole new line of cameraphones for the Japanese OEM. The Honami will battle against the just released Nokia Lumia 1020 and the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom.

While the phone isn't expected to be available until the end of the year, we should be able to get a good look at it in September during the IFA 2013 show in Berlin. Sony has a press event scheduled for September 4th at which time we could see the phone revealed.

Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!

source: EconomicDaily (translated) via TechKiddy

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posted on 15 Jul 2013, 05:27 10

1. tiara6918 (Posts: 1247; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


I'm so happy to see news from Sony about the honami, since it's my birthday today, I consider reading these news articles from Sony as a birthday present

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 05:32 13

3. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 4852; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Happy Birthday!

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 05:34 2

4. tiara6918 (Posts: 1247; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Thanks!

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 05:51 6

7. KingOmar (Posts: 5; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)


It's my birthday too :) Happy birthday :D

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 06:50 6

15. tiara6918 (Posts: 1247; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Happy birthday to you too kingomar( ^ω^)

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 05:32 8

2. Kurai (unregistered)


Lol . . don't even include the crappy galaxy zoom in the battle of the phameras

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 05:34 2

5. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 4852; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Don't worry, even if they include the Galaxy S4 Zoom, it will definitely lose in the battle of Phameras.

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 05:44 6

6. tech2 (Posts: 1342; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


End of the year ?!?!!? WTF

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 08:22 1

17. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2111; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Keep patience, you'll loads of devices.

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 05:59 7

8. SakuroAkino (banned) (Posts: 141; Member since: 12 Jul 2013)


I just dont understand 1 thing
If sony can make one of the world best camera's like RX100 and RX1
Then why cant they make their mobile camera's best??
Where is the problem???

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 06:27 2

12. kobainez (Posts: 292; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


If they do, they'll end up making bulky phones like nokia 1020. They don't want to sacrifice thinnest

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 06:40

14. SakuroAkino (banned) (Posts: 141; Member since: 12 Jul 2013)


May be u r right
Because as far as i know sony
They are far more advanced in imaging technology
Not including mobile camera's

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 15:27

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


far more advanced huh?
Far behind the competition anyway

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 15:29

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


10,5 mm i
means a thick device in your world?
What are you? Emo? Anorectic? Sissy hands we got?

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 15:29

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


10,5 mm means a thick device in your world?
What are you? Emo? Anorectic? Sissy hands we got?

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 07:24 1

16. vincelongman (Posts: 643; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Well they make they make the sensors for the S4/3 and iPhone 5, which are second only to Nokia PureView. The Xperia Z actually has a better sensor than the S4 (S600 version)/3 and iPhone 5, but its Sony software which lets it down. I hope this changes with the Honami :)

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 15:32

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


write a letter to sony´s ceo with this question. It bothers me as well. In the end, they´re better than anything else (including photography in the form of N8, 808 or 1020). Why oh why can´t they best the rest...?

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 06:01

9. imeubeu (Posts: 59; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


welcome to mobile land of predictions

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 06:11 3

10. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1010; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


so i've heard sony fans say that this will beat nokia lumia 1020 camera...
lololololololololol

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 08:38 2

18. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


End of the year? smh......they're gonna realease it late and i bet they wont even optimize their software to compete with the best.....smfh, when will you learn sony?

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 11:21 2

19. tech-head (Posts: 132; Member since: 02 Sep 2011)


End of the year? By that time people will be talking about the Galaxy S5.

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 15:34

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


sony´s waiting to buy 1020, tear it apart and learn how to build and optimize hardware with software to be competetive just a bit. Learn from the best. These rumors comes from sony´s camp but fanboys knows better.

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