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Sony i1 aka Honami cameraphone to land unlocked in the US this fall, alongside the 6.44" Togari phablet

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Sony i1 aka Honami cameraphone to land unlocked in the US this fall, alongside the 6.44" Togari phablet

The rumored Sony Honami is one of the most hotly speculated about Android phones, as it might debut the best Sony can offer in the camera and sound realms, wrapped up in a pilot device for a new One Sony line of hero handsets, which indicates the strategy introduced last year by CEO Kaz Hirai

Rumors at dedicated forum threads peg it for arrival on US soil in the fall, and the name is beginning to shape up as the Sony i1, marking it as the first in an upcoming One Sony portfolio. 

The Sony i1 aka Honami is expected to feature a stacked Exmor RS sensor, which is larger than the one in the Nokia N8, for instance, aided by a Xenon and/or dual LED flash that will be much brighter than what we have in typical smartphones, as well as new software processing algorithms, and new interface, taking hints from the Cyber-shot camera range. The phone itself is rumored to have a glass/metal fusion chassis with carbon fiber elements, yet feature normal 10mm thickness. These are the specs rumored so far, rounded up by the Esato forum member jianlin, and you can see a concept render based on these in the image above:

5 inch Full HD (XR5) Reality / Triluminos Display with X-Reality
S800 + Adreno 330, clock unknown ( XR5)
2 GB RAM +
32gb with micro sd slot (XR5)
8/13/16.2 Mp camera, with BIONZ mobile (XR5) ..1/1.5"/1.1.6 ( XR5) exmor RS. All new image processing algorithim(XR5), G Lens (XR5), Xenon Flash/Dual Led/Plasma flash.
Said to beat all Android cameras
S Master Walkman mobile (XR5)
Liquid Magnetic Mobile Speaker
3000 mAh battery +(XR5)
Glass + Metal body with Carbon Fibre (XR5)
Android 4.2.2/whatever the next version is
IP58 certification
New Revamped UI
most beatiful xperia ever..(XR5)

While the IP58 certification sounds iffy, and we are at most likely to see IP57 like on the Xperia Z, there are also hints for dual stereo speakers, like on the HTC One, for instance. 

The Sony i1, alongside with the rumored 6.44" Togari phablet, are speculated to be sold in the US unlocked, rather than tied up to carrier contracts, as AT&T won't be carrying Sony gear, but for what price will these two alleged beauties land in September or October, is still anyone's guess.

source: Esato & MobilizedTech

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posted on 07 May 2013, 07:50 15

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


Wow!! I want this

Im waiting :)

posted on 07 May 2013, 10:48 12

33. haney.alsaaidy (Posts: 17; Member since: 29 Jan 2013)


new phone rumored to have :

10008000p resolution
99 RAM +
1000 Ghz cpu
1TB with micro sd slot

wow !! i want it
im waiting
and this is the best manufacturer yahuuu

posted on 07 May 2013, 15:28 1

54. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


Too bad you won't see specs even close to those for a few more decades.

posted on 07 May 2013, 20:24 1

65. Atrixboyyy (Posts: 250; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


lol the resolution alone is impossible let alone what nuclear battery we would need to power any of this

posted on 07 May 2013, 20:44

69. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


1080p
555Ppi
Lens and sensors above with Xneon 1/4 lens
8xA15 Cpu
5000Mah
3x optical zoom
3Gb Ram Ddr3
128Gb memory
Pvr554 8x Gpu
Sapphire front, rear ceramic flat back design, carbon fibre rims
Bose crystal clear 4 way speakers, with amp
Wolfson das, high end
Crystal clear sound
Weight 200gms

Dream phone™

posted on 07 May 2013, 23:52

75. eisenbricher (Posts: 971; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


I hate you by heart but the sepcs you specified really are mouthwatering.

posted on 07 May 2013, 23:20

72. Mobilephile (Posts: 84; Member since: 25 Nov 2012)


These authors really need to stop calling these devices phablets, 5" - 8" are more like mini-tablets. A Nexus 7 can make calls, but they don't call it a phablet.

posted on 08 May 2013, 12:27 1

78. akki20892 (Posts: 3603; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


why don't u guys listen.........i want this phone.....!!!

posted on 07 May 2013, 07:54 2

2. thunderising (Posts: 225; Member since: 25 Nov 2011)


Already been reported multiple times over the last week or two

posted on 07 May 2013, 11:40 1

41. haney.alsaaidy (Posts: 17; Member since: 29 Jan 2013)


but they have forgotten to report that its the worst handling phone ever

posted on 07 May 2013, 07:57 9

3. juandante (Posts: 340; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)


Watch the camera. Doesn't seems impressive.

ANyway Sony = NIIIIIIIICE Spec sheets
BAAAAAAAD Products.

Without me.

posted on 07 May 2013, 10:57 7

35. amansingal14 (Posts: 293; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


Lol, 20MP sensor with 8/12/13/16 MP max resolution and new image processing algorithm seems unimpressive?
You must be a htc/samsung/iCrap fanboy

posted on 07 May 2013, 15:31 4

55. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


If hes HTC: The Honami can take in way more light than your camera while having 4x the MP.
Sasmsung: Samsung is just average camera
Apple: Better than Samsung worse than Nokia Pure view.

posted on 07 May 2013, 07:58 12

4. red_fox (unregistered)


6.44"!!! that's way too big...

posted on 07 May 2013, 08:00 1

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


Just d togari

posted on 07 May 2013, 08:22

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


yeah its to damn big, if you use it as a smartphone

posted on 07 May 2013, 23:21 1

73. Mobilephile (Posts: 84; Member since: 25 Nov 2012)


I use my Nexus 7 to make calls sometimes and it works fine, so this is 6.44" a mini-tablet that can make calls...don't see the big deal

posted on 07 May 2013, 08:00 16

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


Geez.......son of a BEAST! Now this is the best of Sony!

posted on 07 May 2013, 09:47 15

21. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


This could easily be the best android phone this year; Note 3 wont take the title.

posted on 07 May 2013, 09:53 7

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


Totally agree with you! :)

posted on 07 May 2013, 10:33 1

28. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1633; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


That count is pure idiocy how could a camera phone... A phone which is made to have a good camera beat a fully fledged smartphone... Get real

posted on 07 May 2013, 11:00 10

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


did you read the article, its fully fledged smartphone not only about camera

5 inch Full HD (XR5) Reality / Triluminos Display with X-Reality
S800 + Adreno 330, clock unknown ( XR5)
2 GB RAM +
32gb with micro sd slot (XR5)
8/13/16.2 Mp camera, with BIONZ mobile (XR5) ..1/1.5"/1.1.6 ( XR5) exmor RS. All new image processing algorithim(XR5), G Lens (XR5), Xenon Flash/Dual Led/Plasma flash.
Said to beat all Android cameras
S Master Walkman mobile (XR5)
Liquid Magnetic Mobile Speaker
3000 mAh battery +(XR5)
Glass + Metal body with Carbon Fibre (XR5)
Android 4.2.2/whatever the next version is
IP58 certification
New Revamped UI
most beatiful xperia ever..(XR5)

posted on 07 May 2013, 17:26

59. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Way to big, 5 or 5.5 is okay©

posted on 07 May 2013, 17:37 1

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


one more idiot...
what are you trying to say???

if what you mean is togari yeah that thing is damn big, but the problem is you reply my post when i'm talking about Honami (5 inch smartphone)

posted on 07 May 2013, 11:35 6

40. ebubekir26 (Posts: 312; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Note III should not be underestimated.

posted on 07 May 2013, 16:31 4

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


You should know people buy note phablets because of their productivity not just because of their size

posted on 07 May 2013, 20:40 1

68. Atrixboyyy (Posts: 250; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


ive always said the same thing about my friends note 2

posted on 07 May 2013, 23:25

74. Mobilephile (Posts: 84; Member since: 25 Nov 2012)


true that. all in one device. Must be an idiot to carry a tablet, mp3 player, a camera and a phone all at once.

posted on 07 May 2013, 20:46 5

70. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Sony

Make

Believe

Why

Compromise

Like no others™

posted on 07 May 2013, 08:02 2

7. roldxx (Posts: 43; Member since: 27 Mar 2013)


i'm drooling over this. heck just the dedicated s-master walkman chip is enough for me to buy this

posted on 07 May 2013, 08:08 2

8. roobs (Posts: 63; Member since: 18 Mar 2013)


seems too good to be true, anyway lets wait :P

posted on 07 May 2013, 08:11 1

9. Dimitru (Posts: 40; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Epic !

posted on 07 May 2013, 08:12 5

10. tiara6918 (Posts: 1488; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


If Sony prices this device right, I bet it will sell very well

posted on 07 May 2013, 08:14 2

11. skinny95black (Posts: 113; Member since: 06 Jan 2013)


This thing is a beast
all the good luck for sony

posted on 07 May 2013, 08:22 7

13. mr.techdude (Posts: 555; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Ha ha ha SONY piffffttt, why do I say that? The Xperia z worst 1080p display and even the HTC one x and iPhone 5 were able to beat it, (don't believe research), fragile glass even got broken by a hard plastic brush (don't believe research), worst speaker, choppy camera, laggy UI, did not stand a chance to the s4 and htc one, and last years processor. This tablet of a phone is just gonna be another fail. When HTC releases the butterfly 2 and droid DNA 2, and note 3 its game over for this crap.

posted on 07 May 2013, 08:41 7

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


STFU Sony hater! If you didn't use the Xperia Z before, don't act like an expert!

posted on 07 May 2013, 10:17 2

24. mr.techdude (Posts: 555; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Since when were there Sony fanboys and fangirls, hey xperiaDROID I played around with the xperia z at stores such Telstra and jbhifi its shocking ok , it proves to that our just a mindless person mate the fricken expert reviewers say its a mixed bag which means (I have to explain a lot to Sony fans cause the heads are thick a bricks and mindless) its got the good stuff like a big screen, good battery life, water and dust resistant that's it and the good gets over taken by the bad. Just cry, pffffttt Sony fan very rare to catch one but I found one.

posted on 07 May 2013, 10:25 5

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


Yeah, you played around with the Xperia Z at stores, but I used the Xperia Z for two months, so whatcha say?

Just hate, tsk... Sony hater very common to catch one and I found one.

posted on 07 May 2013, 10:42 3

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


i really want to know why many people said xperia z have bad screen so yesterday i just check sony smartphone at sony store, and i don't think xperia z have bad screen.

when i look at xperia tx and xperia v both of them are sexy

posted on 07 May 2013, 11:04 2

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


They said the Xperia Z have bad screen because when you use it on a sunny day, you can't see anything on the screen, the screen is completely washed out. But when you're using it indoors, the screen will be very clear. Same as the Xperia V and TX. Maybe Sony is using TFT screen, that's why they have bad screen.

posted on 07 May 2013, 11:23 1

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


well i don't know about outdoors but i just know they are complaining about viewing angle and washed out colour.

when i see it at sony store the screen is crystal clear, the colour great, viewing angle is good enough

but i think xperia p, ion, and tx have better screen (xperia tx is the best of all great colour and viewing angle)

posted on 07 May 2013, 11:50 1

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


Of course the phone's screen will be crystal clear at Sony store cuz it is indoors, when outdoors you can see the screen is washed out because of the sun.

Viewing angles is not important to me, cuz I don't want people to see what I'm texting, and why would you look a screen on an awkward angle? :)

And I agree with you, the Xperia TX's screen is the best in the Xperia family, oh, and don't forget about the Xperia Z. :)

posted on 07 May 2013, 11:59 1

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


i think people still be able to see what you type because Xperia Z viewing angle not that bad

posted on 07 May 2013, 12:06 1

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


And I guess you like phones with good viewing angles right? :)

posted on 07 May 2013, 13:22 1

47. StreetNerd (Posts: 719; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


it has a friggin ugly screen..... and camera is jacks**t... why else have i sold it -_-

posted on 07 May 2013, 13:42 1

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


You sold it? And you bought a Nokia Lumia 920? (I saw your profile).

Well, that's sad, anyway, enjoy your new Lumia 920! I will keep using my Xperia Z until next year maybe, cuz I still love it! :)

posted on 07 May 2013, 08:57 2

17. pyradark (Posts: 781; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


Did htc product u mention sells 4.6Million??? Opps iguess not.
People dont care with screen specially the non nerd. As long its beatiful and water resistance. Its a GO!!!

posted on 07 May 2013, 10:40

31. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1633; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


The HTC product he is talking about isn't even out yet.... Dude wtf you on...

posted on 07 May 2013, 19:26 1

64. pyradark (Posts: 781; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


lol on you
droid and butterfly is out last year, and didnt sell well
where the hell you on

posted on 07 May 2013, 14:04 1

49. soker38 (Posts: 8; Member since: 22 Mar 2013)


sure troll? dont cry woman w ww.youtube.com/watch?v=JpDi95S-PJ8

w ww.youtube.com/watch?v=a0Tgv80i2L8

ww w.youtube.com/watch?v=hFwEkQ5TA9o

bravia always win trolls

posted on 07 May 2013, 08:27 5

14. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


Hell of a phone just wish it wasn't so damn big! Lol any way great job Sony :)

posted on 07 May 2013, 10:29 1

26. shuaibhere (Posts: 1652; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Now sony leading the big screen race...for which you blame samsung......

posted on 07 May 2013, 08:36

15. buccob (Posts: 1535; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


The only unbelievable thing about this specs... is the Android 4.2.2 version... I think it might ship with 4.1.2

Now joking aside... I really hope this come true... it would be the "F*** you and your spec" phone, Lets hope Sony don't stop paying attention to the software side of things...

posted on 07 May 2013, 09:07 2

18. 007Rokib (Posts: 16; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


This is my dream phone.

posted on 07 May 2013, 09:13 1

19. Arakgreg (Posts: 6; Member since: 14 Apr 2013)


Sony always been one of the masters of consumer electronics products

posted on 07 May 2013, 10:35 1

29. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1633; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


(know I'm gonna get thumbed down but willing for an arguement) cough...... Samsung. .. .

posted on 07 May 2013, 09:24 2

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


5 inch Full HD (XR5) Reality / Triluminos Display with X-Reality
S800 + Adreno 330, clock unknown ( XR5)
2 GB RAM +
32gb with micro sd slot (XR5)
8/13/16.2 Mp camera, with BIONZ mobile (XR5) ..1/1.5"/1.1.6 ( XR5) exmor RS. All new image processing algorithim(XR5), G Lens (XR5), Xenon Flash/Dual Led/Plasma flash.
Said to beat all Android cameras
S Master Walkman mobile (XR5)
Liquid Magnetic Mobile Speaker
3000 mAh battery +(XR5)
Glass + Metal body with Carbon Fibre (XR5)
Android 4.2.2/whatever the next version is
IP58 certification
New Revamped UI
most beatiful xperia ever..(XR5)

i don't have any complain about this monster and i'm sure with those spec it will be the best smartphone in 2013.
but i hope sony can fix camera software and all the problem on Xperia Z and other Sony smartphone so all XPERIA user can be happy

posted on 07 May 2013, 10:16

23. Chapin (Posts: 7; Member since: 24 May 2012)


I want the phone for AT&T, pleases!

posted on 07 May 2013, 10:31 3

27. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


Oh wow... this is not a camera in a phone... this is a phone in a camera...

posted on 07 May 2013, 11:03 1

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


read the article correctly and post something smart

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