First sample picture taken with Sony Honami leaks out, confirms 20MP shooter
posted by Alan F. / Aug 11, 2013, 1:34 PM
While EXIF data can be fooled with, the information derived from the picture shows that it was apparently snapped using the C6902 which is the non-LTE version of the phone, expected to be heading to India. The camera used was made by Sony and contained a 20.65MP sensor with a f/2.0 aperture.
The specs of Sony's new flagship Android model are rumored to include a 5 inch screen featuring a triluminuous display with X-reality engine and a resolution of 1080 x 1920 (FHD). A quad-core 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor is under the hood with 2GB of RAM on board. 16GB of native storage can be added to thanks to the microSD slot on the phone, and the 3000mAh battery offers stamina mode to help increase battery life. The 20.7MP shooter on back includes a Sony G lens and Android 4.2.2 is pre-installed.
We are expecting to see Sony introduce this model on September 4th in Berlin, the same date that Samsung is expected to unveil the Samsung Galaxy Note III and its new smartwatch.
source: TaylorLi (Google+) via TechKiddy
- 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)
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still waiting for official camera samples sony make it slimmer.....
posted on Aug 11, 2013, 1:45 PM 6
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Can't wait to get this phone and of course can't wait to use it.
posted on Aug 11, 2013, 5:01 PM 3
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downloaded this picture and compared to some pictures i took from my canon t3i. after properly zooming equally on both, the picture from honami was pretty impressive, not as much noise, specially comparing to other phone cameras. and the picture has smaller pixels than canon so i suppose picture was taken at 20mp for sure. plus its 5mb! all in all, this camera is great.
posted on Aug 11, 2013, 10:23 PM 1
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F2,0 nice, hopefully it will produce images as they will promote. In real life, sony never had output like they put in advertisement. Shooting a pic of GARMIN??? Shame they dropped ANT+ support, if they had just a 1 "rough" sporty device i might consider to buy. 2011 line of SE might be perfect if it had a better camera and a bit more RAM. Other way, all my friends that had ARCs sold them because of rubbish update of ICS - a lot of things did not worked like wifi, wifi tether etc...so is my last and final experience with SE NEO as well. Luckily, for my needs of ANT+ - SUUNTO USB ministick, works out of the box on every SAMM device via OTG - a bit of uncomfortable via OTG cable but works fine - stock, unrroted. Good luck SONY, i wont be yours again as a lot of my friends live the same story, complain about heating, crappy cam on Z, T etc...your buggy JB on S - your 2012 flagship, brought my friend to throw it on the wall. SONY is happy to work with XDA/AOSP cause there you can find ROM that solve official bugs offcial firmwares.
posted on Aug 11, 2013, 1:56 PM 0
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It looks crisp and better than the other Xperias.
posted on Aug 11, 2013, 2:10 PM 9
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On its own, yes the pic looks crisp and better than other Xperias have taken. But nothing helps to separate the wheat from the chaff like a comparison. Then there is an apples-to-apples check of the Sony camera vs cameras from Tom, Dick and Harry.
posted on Aug 11, 2013, 2:43 PM 1
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5 inch Triluminous HD, Snapdragon 800 @ 2.2 ghz... I'm not sure why this is billed as a "camera-centric phone" made to compete with the Zoom and 1020. It looks more like a phone made to compete with every single flagship on the market.
posted on Aug 11, 2013, 2:23 PM 25
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Hoping this wouldn't have on screen keys
posted on Aug 11, 2013, 2:39 PM 2
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-_- go use blackberry.
posted on Aug 12, 2013, 2:03 AM 0
We will see if they can pull off a gem of a screen and support after its out
posted on Aug 11, 2013, 3:06 PM 1
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Sonny and support dont go together, 4.3 is out, samsung is rolling it out on their flagships and note 3 is expected to come ALSO in september with 4.3, and sony brings a phone in september with 4.2.2.? That just shows the bad future of support that sony's flagships get.
posted on Aug 11, 2013, 3:19 PM 0
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Delusional much? Google Play Editions are just getting 4.3 which by the way is hardly differentiable from 4.2.2. Sony has already announced its list of phones getting 4.3 and is determined to do better. I have not read any reports of Samsung or any other OEM rolling out 4.3 to any of their phones. Oh and by the way, there have already been reports of 4.3 being buggy. Don't like don't buy but don't push out unwarranted criticism of Sony. By the way, I am using a HTC One and waiting for a GPE S4, can't stand TouchWiz which is unnecessary bloatware with a lot of unnecessary features!
posted on Aug 11, 2013, 4:54 PM 6
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Triluminos display is the best thing Sony could bring look at this:http://www.gsmarena.com/sony_x
see how ZU crushes One's display.
i thought PA will show this one but as always they have no interest in Sony and they never talk about its perfect aspects... d_against_the_htc_one-news-6549.php
posted on Aug 11, 2013, 3:20 PM 7
Lets hope they don't drop the ball again. It's been done many times so I hope they make a flagship that is equal or better this time. I'm pretty excited to see it in the flesh though. Love Sony's design language With the sharp corners.
posted on Aug 11, 2013, 3:50 PM 2
The best thing about Triluminos display is colour gamut and according to MIT Technology Review, a Triluminos display boasts a color gamut that is 50 percent larger than that of a conventional LCD panel, in other word Triluminos display will give you much more better viewing experience.
posted on Aug 12, 2013, 2:32 AM 1
In that comparison maybe what Sony claims that Triluminos display have wider colour gamut is true. i also hope that Sony will use WhiteMagic display + floating touch for mid-range phone and Triluminos display + floating touch/Z ultra screen tech for flagship. Or maybe Sony will start to use JDI OLED wich also use Sony WhiteMagic screen tech.
posted on Aug 12, 2013, 2:06 AM 0
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