First alleged Sony Honami photo sample appears

First alleged Sony Honami photo sample appears
Folks, we're either seeing an elaborate, on-going hoax, or Sony's smartphone division has some seriously leaky pipes. Snippets of information on the Sony Honami are literally starting to come out of our ears, and the device can't come sooner!

We've seen multiple pictures of the device itself, including close-ups. We've also seen the camera interface, and we even saw the Sony Honami shine its fancy internals on a visit to GFXBench. One of the few things we haven't actually seen? Photo samples. That's right, photo samples have been quite elusive, especially for a handset the camera module of which has received tremendous attention.

This may have changed now, for an alleged photo sample has leaked out on the forum boards of Vietnamese Tinhte. Said sample is, purportedly, from a very early prototype, so we're hoping for more by the time the Sony Honami ships (announcement is expected during this September's IFA2013). 

So can we trust this photo sample's authenticity? It's certainly possible, but we'd nevertheless suggest you take this new intel with a pinch of salt.


source: Tinhte via XPERIA Blog

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31 Comments

1. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

The fact that you can choose between 20MP or 8MP resolution makes me think that the 8MP mode could do pixel-binning like the Lumia's PureView or the new Moto X to achieve higher quality...

23. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Cameras have been able to do this forever. That you can select resolution has NOTHING to do with "pixel-binning".

2. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

Xenon flash needed

25. jb4674

Posts: 145; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

I don't mean to be rude but, are you f'ing serious posting a moronic comment like that? Let's take the image in question and assume that it's the real deal. What could a xenon flash accomplish in a dailight shot? Stop trolling.

27. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Question is, are you f'ing serious? I'm pretty sure he meant that he expects the phone to sport a Xenon flash instead of a single or dual LED. You need to stop trolling and go back to school.

30. jb4674

Posts: 145; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

Said the troll....

31. Airforce

Posts: 70; Member since: Jul 24, 2012

loooooooooool...am really enjoying the insults going..its quite entertaining always on PHONEARENA...HAHHAA

4. hipnotika

Posts: 353; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

led flash is better than xenon flash. look at lumia 928 night shots vs lumia 920 night shots rewiev ;) lumia 920 with led flash win over lumia 928 @ night shots

29. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

buhehehe..heresy you're saying. dude, heresy.

5. torgrim

Posts: 29; Member since: May 08, 2013

No real flash here and small photo sensor... Move on, move on...

6. MrKoles

Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

Extremely sexy phone despite of the huge bezels! I really miss the Xenon flash, a cameraphone should really get one. I just wish a good display (at least better than Xperia Z´s) and better battery life.

28. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

You base that off a black rectangle? Lol okay.

9. agnoropy

Posts: 8; Member since: Aug 01, 2013

thats fake

12. theminolaboy

Posts: 128; Member since: May 18, 2013

and i really dont know why people are going gaga over the iphone when Honami's back alone is delicious.

14. agnoropy

Posts: 8; Member since: Aug 01, 2013

i want slim phone like z ultra a simple camera is enough for me.to post photos over internet

16. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Wow great.

17. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Can't wait!

18. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I gotta decide the Honami or the X phone.

21. fistigons

Posts: 368; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

I doubt the Honami will be $300 off contract.

22. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

well xphone is supposedly cheaper. i just hope it really comes to us with the same US price. the nexus here is priced like a galaxy flagship.

24. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I don't know why people get so excited over sample pics from upcoming phones. The are almost never done in controlled lighting, which is necessary to really determine the camera capabilities. Plus.. leaked pics are so easily faked.

26. jb4674

Posts: 145; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

I'll wait until the official press shots are released. I am interested in the phone and will buy it regardless of the camera's abilities.

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