Alleged Sony i1 Honami camera interface shot confirms 20 MP unit

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We got the eventual press renders of the Sony i1 Honami cameraphone already leaked today, alongside the mouthwatering processor, screen and camera specs, and now a claimed camera app screenshot from the Honami reveals that a 20 MP unit might be indeed chilling inside Sony's next big thing, just as speculated.

At the full resolution, the phone can apparently take 4:3 photos, with 16:9 going down to 8 MP. We still don't know whether there will be some sort of pixel oversampling tech like in Nokia's PureView technology, like it was whispered in the beginning. 

With all the latest leaks trickling down, prototypes are obviously in the hands of people that like to brag, so samples shouldn't be far behind.

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Xperia Z1
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(15h 3G talk time)



1. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

i need to see the real look of the phone

3. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

I think it will be same as xperia ultra.. just same n only change big camera n smaller screen i guess

4. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

The i1 Honami is said to be slightly larger, but still fairly similar to the Xperia Z, it would be 4mm taller and 2mm wider, but just as thin as the Xperia Z.

9. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

ahhh!! Ultra is what im eyeing for a while, im expecting this phone is as small as ZL, but oh well like the leaks on Z Ultra, I guess this is the final look. just curious what is on the hole at the back

12. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

it does have flash but which one know one knows.. by pic its looking like led ...

14. vincelongman

Posts: 5728; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I would mind if it was 10 mm thick if it was the height and width of the Xperia ZL. I defiantly hope its not bigger, even if its by a few mm I would still be disappointed :)

15. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

If it's gonna be similar to xz, I hope the honami uses a triluminous display. Xz already suffers from washed out colors and so so viewing angles

17. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Sony will definitely use the Triluminious display on the Honami, don't worry. Believe Sony.

10. ihatesmartphone unregistered

It looks like this will be my next phone :)

25. vandroid

Posts: 405; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

It looks like 2 mp can capture full hd

21. skyline88

Posts: 698; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

whatever it looks, for sure will be better than lazy-designed S4 Zoom and Ultra-Gimmicky HTC One

2. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

cant wait to see prototype snaps n cant wait to see the comparison between s4zoom, l1020 n honami.. I hope sony uses the amplifier like itt was rumored. .

8. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

I hopped Nokia would have patent their upsample technology, because other manufacturers (like Sam-copycat-sung, but actually it would be Sony) would thief it. But when I see that the 1020 is a WP and i1 is Android it's a great idea that Nokia (Elop) didn't patent anything, bad luck to this guy. And also if the i1 have upsample-like tech, it's a greaaaaaaaaaaat feature not because of the quality but on most, if not all cameras of todays world (even DSLR), they always have an option to lower the resolution but is useless because they are not profiting in no way of the advantages : using the full sensor for lossless zoom -since N86- and then noise reduction -808-. Very satisfied that Nokia came up with this idea , but still not happy they are limited by Micro$oft. Funny to see that those great ideas where for Symbian phones, wonder if they will have new revolutionary ideas now and then as they are running the again WP.

11. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

I remember they had many e series one the best longbattery life phones series. . n express music. .. when they will launch these again..

5. mishooo111

Posts: 30; Member since: Nov 22, 2012

not interesting if the screen is the same as on xperia z

6. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

Its triluminous . It is better than thr z By thr demo It seems pretty promising.

7. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

sony announce it asap ..sep4 is too far

20. Android-Boxer

Posts: 13; Member since: Aug 15, 2012

Maybe there are waiting for the right time for all the marketing stuff..

22. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

or waiting for the the chance

13. sapibuntinx

Posts: 61; Member since: May 08, 2013

design is bad

23. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

atleast better than other company phones rather than old n boring(samsung,even lumia series have same design) lol

28. sapibuntinx

Posts: 61; Member since: May 08, 2013

no no no dude, S4 looks better compared to this... look at those thick bezel... I've seen the S4 device and it looks pretty small for an 5" device... what's the point of having those big unused space on top and the bottom of the device.l... Lumia 1020 looks better than this, but again, too much bezel compared to the screen size... big lense on the back looks cool...

16. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

I was expecting for something to compete with N1020. I hate WP and love Android free world.

18. cyborg009

Posts: 119; Member since: Sep 17, 2011

display looks smaller than 5inch!

19. InspectorGadget80 unregistered


24. raunak

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

Do you mean 18mp in 16:9 mode?

26. freebee269

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

if you have a 20mp camera you wont get the full 20mp for the photo. i like to think of it as a hard drive specification. a 20gb hard drive doesnt give you 20gb of use. same as mega pixels for camera's. the 16:9 mode will be less than 18mp. like how the n1020 gives you 34mp picture in 16:9 mode on a 41mp camera.

27. Sankyaku

Posts: 6; Member since: Dec 18, 2012

I see in the picture 8mp is selected with the same resolution as "4K" 3840 × 2160. Maybe It can record video in that option!

29. adit38

Posts: 25; Member since: Jul 02, 2013

i think honami can take picture underwater, lumia 1020 cant do it without accessories. If i had lumia 1020 and honami, that will be great. Carrying s4zoom maybe heavier than carrying both lumia 1020 and honami.

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