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Sony i1 Honami will capture 4K video with its 20MP camera, spy shot confirms

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Sony i1 Honami will capture 4K video with its 20MP camera, spy shot confirms
Not long ago, a system dump from the Sony i1 Honami smartphone revealed that its 20MP camera could capture video in 4K resolution. Now we have more evidence leading us to believe that is true – a spy photo of a slideshow presentation lists 4K video support among the smartphone's stand-out features.

The Sony i1 Honami is anything but a well-kept secret as it leaked multiple times already. Photos of the device from all angles have appeared on the web on several occasions, including press photos indicating the presence of Sony's "G Lens" technology implemented in the smartphone's camera. The camera interface will be rich in terms of features and will even include augmented reality modes. And if you're wondering just how good of a photo the Sony i1 Honami will be able to capture, here's a sample that was found just days ago

We're expecting Sony to announce the i1 Honami on September 4 at the IFA tech expo in Berlin. Until then, we'll keep an eye out for further leaks, showing what other goodies the smartphone will have to impress us with.

Sony i1 Honami with 4K video support

Sony i1 Honami with 4K video support


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posted on 14 Aug 2013, 22:13 22

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


Experience the best of quality in a Sony smartphone. :)

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 22:18 7

2. james004 (Posts: 486; Member since: 15 May 2013)


forget that amazing camera, the sensor in this phone is barely a little bigger than HTC One camera.
Why not just go for any other phone, since this is just on par and no more.
this is what we were told- 1/1.6 and now its just 1/2.3
http://www.phonearena.com/news/Sony-Honami-cameraphone-detailed-further-glassmetal-body-larger-sensor-than-the-Nokia-N8_id42519

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 22:22 20

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


No matter how big the sensor is, we should wait for the official photos/videos taken by the Sony Honami before judging it.

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 22:28 7

7. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Expectations aren't high and wouldn't be surprised if it doesn't match the 1020.

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 22:50 13

11. james004 (Posts: 486; Member since: 15 May 2013)


i hate all those nokia-fans who without thinking just woot for 1020.
but as of now honami, after previous leak of actual sensor size. i would say its best to not put honami and 1020 in same sentence.
1020 quality cant be compared let alone touched

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 22:57 4

15. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


You think I'm a Nokia fan? Lmfao Samsung and Apple all day, although HTC isn't that bad either.

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 23:01 2

17. james004 (Posts: 486; Member since: 15 May 2013)


no no i said that so i dont come off as those fan boys. just saying whats right here. sony is making great phones lately but nokia has got an upper hand on camera.
btw how the hex do you manage to be samsung and apple fan togather?
oh i get it, they both have one common ground. they are stuborn companies :p ... joking.

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 23:14 3

22. Commentator (Posts: 3709; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Nobody (except the entire PA editorial staff, apparently) ever expected this camera to compete with the 1020. This is simply Sony's Fall-Winter flagship. Nobody ever called the S4 a "camera-centric" phone when it jumped from 8Mpx to 13Mpx. I don't get what all the fuss is about the camera...

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 22:59 2

16. Lyngdoh (Posts: 268; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


Do u know the meaning of 'rumour'?

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 23:28 1

29. mariosuneo4 (banned) (Posts: 75; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)


its funny
you are not a Sony fan
but still u care so much for Sony
its shows how curious u r man
get some BRICKS(lumia) and use it as paper weight

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 00:02 1

46. james004 (Posts: 486; Member since: 15 May 2013)


i love sony and probably would buy this phone if the reviews are good.
but just pointing out the disappointment about the camera as it was so hyped up

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 02:39

61. skyline88 (Posts: 474; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)


nothing wrong with 1/2.3, most digital compact cameras are having the sensor of similar size

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 07:26

71. kobainez (Posts: 429; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


This small 'sensor' is on par with lumia 1020 bigger sensor

http://imageshack.us/f/708/b5fn.jpg/

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 07:53

77. omar300 (Posts: 209; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


i really hope it is but as of now the rumored specs tell other story.

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 22:23 3

5. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Haha that made me laugh. Sony? Lololol.

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 23:02 13

18. Lyngdoh (Posts: 268; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


So, PapaSmurf here hates Sony but his name 'PapaSmurf' is taken from the movie chracter 'The Smurfs' which happens to be a Sony movie. *facepalm*

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 23:06 3

19. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Sony phones are rectangles that come in black and white. iPhones look better than them. And there still hasn't been a Sony phone that has impressed me. XZ was a flop, XZUltra is a tablet with a phone app, and this is just another XZ with a camera bump. Whoopdy doo.

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 23:34 11

34. Lyngdoh (Posts: 268; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


Iphone looks good and sony design are bad? Lol. Take a good lookwww.phonearena.com/news/Samsung-claims-Apples-iPhone-was-based-on-a-Sony-design-concept-floated-in-2006_id32687

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 23:50 1

40. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


iPhone 5 > any Sony phone.

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 00:37 10

56. Lyngdoh (Posts: 268; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


Your reply is completely useless to the link above and your reply is valid for you and all the iDiots living on planet earth.

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 01:05 8

59. ashue (Posts: 28; Member since: 26 Feb 2013)


Yes, iPhone 5 really is greater than any Sony phone, since it has the record for the most explosions by any phone in the world..... Yes smurfy, you are damn right, these people will not understand that.... Get this people, buy an iPhone and you will seriously literally have a blast, on your face, or hand, you have that choice.....

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 07:51 1

76. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2147; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Haha, couldn't even come up with a decent response to the link above, just shows how insecure you are XD

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 07:32 1

72. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2147; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Looks like you owned the izombie

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 02:45 6

62. AshishRomea (Posts: 145; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


May i know how a phone (Xperia Z) that Sold around 10 Million Worldwide is declared a Flop by you ? Maybe you are new to this place

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 08:29

78. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Worst 1080p screen on a flagship? A camera that's still a joke after 3 updates? A black glass rectangle that Apple came out with first?

Apple sold more iPhone 5s in one quarter than Sony sold in three with the XZ. Samsung sold well over 20million S4's in a quarter. Over 20 million S3. 10 million HTC One's.

Been on this site for two years and counting. What about you?

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 09:06 1

82. Lyngdoh (Posts: 268; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


XZ 1080p screen is not bad. The viewing angles may be a little concern for the people who have eyes likewww.montereybayaquarium.org/storage/animals/520x260/scalloped_hammerhead.jpg
BTW iphone dont even have bad 1080p infact it does not have 1080p. Iphones are for dummies, Xperias are for elites.
Did u just write 5s which does not even exist? Lol!

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 23:08 4

21. Commentator (Posts: 3709; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Unless he's completely uncultured, he most likely took his name from the 1958 Belgian comic "the Smurfs," created over FIFTY years before the piece of crap you mentioned was made.
*facepalm*

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 23:22 2

24. Lyngdoh (Posts: 268; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


Sony has acquired the rights to the comics.

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 07:38 1

75. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2147; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Looks like the Sony haters have been hate by your comment ;)

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 22:21 2

3. pwnarena (Posts: 1129; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


at least if the 4k videos still look awful, they'll be more detailed than 1080ps so it won't be so much of an embarrassment. when other companies out their respective 4k video capturing capabilities, sony will probably look inferior again. then sony will release another phone later during the year to try competing. always late.

hope they already have enough money so they can get more and better people. they just can't play catch up forever. they have to lead. 4k is a good start but i really hope they deliver quality 4k this time and not just rely on xreality to fill in missing pixels and enhance colors and contrast.

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