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Sony i1 Honami cameraphone prototype gets fan-rendered, its C6903 code passes certification

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Sony i1 Honami cameraphone prototype gets fan-rendered, its C6903 code passes certification
The Sony i1 Honami cameraphone rumors are in peak mode, as more and more speculated details trickle down through the corporate cracks. Besides top notch specs, the handset is interesting mainly with the Cybershot-quality camera in it, as it will be a direct take on the unwieldy Galaxy S4 Zoom, or the 41 MP PureView Nokia EOS, which will run Windows Phone.

Esato forum members, who have been pretty spot on Sony's plans before, have created fan-made renders of the Honami, based on alleged insider info about prototypes bandied about in Sony's labs. Supposedly the device won't be thicker than normal, despite the better camera inside, come with glass unibody and waterproof certification, and will feature speaker grill at the bottom of the back. The renders are still being worked on based on feedback from those people in the know, so they might have more details later on, and this could be just one of the end design paradigms of the Japanese for the Honami.

Other reshuffle is the charging port on the side, which is an acquired taste, but if the whole thing materializes anything close to these renders below, and with the rumored phone and camera specs, Sony has a true shot at Android glory. 

Moreover, a Sony C6903 phone, which is said to indicate the Honami, just appeared passing through an Indonesian carrier body, adding more water to Sony's cameraphone rumor mill. You can see the listing in the slideshow below after the renders.

source: Esato & XperiaBlog

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posted on 19 Jun 2013, 09:36 13

1. whoyton2 (banned) (Posts: 142; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


Lol I have to admit this guy who rendered this isn't the best renderer lets just say....

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 10:39 1

13. james004 (Posts: 471; Member since: 15 May 2013)


yea phone is rumoured to be 10 mm, this looks like 15mm

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 15:47 2

23. Potato. (banned) (Posts: 607; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


Sony can make gorgeous phones!
This design render must be from Samsung.

Just saying.

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 00:27 1

30. bipinm (Posts: 122; Member since: 07 Oct 2012)


So can u make a better render.??? Otherwise Shut up...

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 05:28

33. Insignificant (Posts: 189; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


Let's see you do better in the short time this was rendered in according to a specification given by another...

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 09:37 10

2. Diego! (Posts: 499; Member since: 15 Jun 2009)


I love latest Sony designs of their phones. They are gorgeous!!! It's a pitty they are way too expensive here in Argentina :(

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 10:37

12. Lauticol (Posts: 178; Member since: 25 Jun 2011)


Phones here in Argentina are very expensive! :(

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 10:40 1

14. james004 (Posts: 471; Member since: 15 May 2013)


do what a chinese kid did to get an ipad. sell your body organs. /s

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 10:44 9

15. WakaFlakaD (Posts: 359; Member since: 30 Apr 2011)


Thumb down for you James!

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 13:04 1

18. belovedson (Posts: 830; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


What the heck is wrong with you james

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 10:34

35. sergiobr (Posts: 383; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


In Brasil costs the double !

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 09:39 6

3. wendygarett (unregistered)


I hope the prototype isn't the final design :(

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 10:19 5

10. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5362; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Have you read at least titles of this article?

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 15:57 2

24. a_merryman (Posts: 598; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


Does it matter to you? It isn't a Samsun phone. Or is it Apple this week? I can never tell...

But since these are renders based off rumors that they heard, I'm sure it wont look exactly like this.

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 09:43

4. whoyton2 (banned) (Posts: 142; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


LOL picture 6....who actually buys a lense like that for their phone....if you want a camera with phone capabilities buy the EOS

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 09:51

6. tech2 (Posts: 1731; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


I don't blame you as he didn't make it clear but I think its the zoomed in snapshot at the camera lens

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 11:13

16. grapeseed87 (Posts: 123; Member since: 13 Mar 2013)


Dont think so. The shutter in the renderings is rectangular. Where as the lens and shutter in the 'zoom' are all circular with various texts about the lens written in.

Either this guy is really bad at it or the actual lens is very different.

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 13:27

20. tech2 (Posts: 1731; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Yup the shutter is rectangular not the lens. See in the image 2, I am referencing that circular lens. The text is written on all Carl Zeiss lens on phones (its very small). My Nokia N85 had it written too though almost impossible to see !

But of course, I maybe be wrong :)

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 15:45

21. Potato. (banned) (Posts: 607; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


So finally you have admitted that EOS is better than all. At least you didn't mention Zoom here.

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 00:31 1

31. bipinm (Posts: 122; Member since: 07 Oct 2012)


Pic 6 was made as a joke...Dumb PA didnt even read it...They fall for jokes like this all the time...When will they learn...

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 09:50 1

5. smallworld (Posts: 413; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


Ugly !! Not in line with Sony's current design !

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 09:54

7. akishakoi (Posts: 65; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)


the downside of buying any Xperia phone is you end up having a phone looks similar to the rest of the lineup

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 10:00 10

8. istitch (Posts: 157; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)


so is samsung
.
.
.

and lumia,

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 10:06 9

9. akishakoi (Posts: 65; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)


and iphone

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 15:46

22. Potato. (banned) (Posts: 607; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


But Lumia and Samsung phones are good-looking and not soap-looking.

No offense.

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 18:27 1

27. buccob (Posts: 1292; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


This is so not true... Sony and Sony-Ericsson are/were one of the few manufacturers to take risk at designs and making interesting changes in their devices...
Look at Tablet S, Xperia Play, Xperia S,P,U, Xperia SP, and even the Z is different from what was showed previously...

I on the other hand have an Xperia Acro S with a boring and normal look that does not stand out, but it's features fit me well..

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 00:40

32. bipinm (Posts: 122; Member since: 07 Oct 2012)


Well said dude...Sony is brave enough to experiment with new designs...Rc, NXT, Omni balance...Unlike Samsung,Apple and HTC...

Some HTC phones are beautiful...Apple and Samsung all look the same to me...No offence...

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 10:25

11. surethom (Posts: 227; Member since: 04 Mar 2009)


A fan rendering but where is the xenon flash in its horizontal position?? A true camera phone has xenon flash in landscape.

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 12:48

17. hms2407 (Posts: 94; Member since: 25 Apr 2013)


sony you're doing it right

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 13:07

19. belovedson (Posts: 830; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


Looks to be a nice phone...but...Att exclusive? Can I get it at subsidized pricing?

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 17:05

25. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6100; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Man what a eye saw. I Like the lense on the Honami.

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 18:04

26. mottykels (Posts: 364; Member since: 15 May 2013)


Beautifull :D

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 21:52

28. rickysam (Posts: 44; Member since: 07 Jan 2013)


lets hope no TFT scren ,poor camera and ultrabad headsets of xz here...and needs a design change from z

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 08:13

34. habeebs (Posts: 8; Member since: 16 Jun 2013)


there will always be TFT , its required for water resistant devices !! come on people get it !! , as u see , samsung used a TFT display in their S4 Active !!

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 11:05

36. rickysam (Posts: 44; Member since: 07 Jan 2013)


but the screen on z is terrible

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 00:26 2

29. bipinm (Posts: 122; Member since: 07 Oct 2012)


These photos are all wrong except for the last pic........ Poor PA.... always getting wrong data.... :p

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