More specs leak for the Sony Togari phablet and Honami cameraphone: 20MP sensor and Xenon flash

More specs leak for the Sony Togari phablet and Honami cameraphone: 20MP sensor and Xenon flash
We've written some musings on the upcoming Sony Xperia Togari codename, which is expected to be the company's first phablet, with a huge display and some unique stylus shenanigans. Now these details get reiterated again by a Baidu forum member who claims to be an Xperia tester - we might get a 6.44" Full HD display, with design similar to the Xperia Z, i.e. slim, light and with a glass back. The exterior color option of the tested device was white, though that doesn't preclude other colors to be tossed in the mix, too.

The one we are more interested about, and anyone with even a vague interested in phones should, is the rumored Honami phone, part of a new One Sony series. Sony is apparently ready to summon up all the great things that its media departments do separately in one heck of an Android handset.

How about a camera unit from the Cyber-shot range, with claimed 20 MP resolution, like we heard before, Carl Zeiss lens and Xenon flash in addition to the dual LED? Sounds great, but Sony might also be throwing its vast sound experience in the mix, with a separate Walkman audio chip, like the S-Master MX Digital Amplifier, to give something that audio junkies can drool about, too. 

Previously it was said that the Cyber-shot and Walkman lines will get separate One Sony handsets, but this was quickly debunked by people in the know, who reiterated that the Honami will only be one phone, with the best Sony can muster in the camera and sound departments.

As for the rest of the specs, a 5" Full HD screen is bandied about, as well as a fast quad-core 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 800 chipset, 2 GB of RAM and a 2700-3000 mAh battery pack. The tester also claims that Honami will be one of the prettier phones Sony has ever made - we'll take it, though we wouldn't mind at all trading some slimness for a stellar camera experience, too.

Release dates - the various sources below point July for the Togari phablet, which jibes with what we've heard before, and the same timeframe for the Honami, but in a China Unicom iteration only, while the international version is likely to be introduced in August/September, just in time for IFA, where Sony traditionally makes holiday crop announcements. We are pretty pumped about the Togari and Honami rumors, what about you?

source: Baidu, ePrice & VR-Zone via XperiaBlog



1. wendygarett unregistered

Clearly a false rumours... Fake fake fake...

3. Scarambay unregistered

Shut the f**k up, Wendy. Sony has all the technology and resources to really come up with those phones. If it happened, it will only raise the bar of the best smartphone of the year.

9. Ohrules

Posts: 327; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

go flush yourself

10. itsjustJOH

Posts: 232; Member since: Oct 18, 2012

Trolls like the thumbs down.

15. mew7946510

Posts: 55; Member since: Nov 10, 2010

She probably don't want Sony to rival Sammy in the cameraphone area since Sammy will lose for sure. hahaha

19. amansingal14

Posts: 309; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Aww Wendy. Can't stand Samsung losing to Sony after your Apple lost to Sammy? However, my friend who is at some high post in marketing dept. of Cybershot said that they are making a custom high end lens for Sony Mobile which won't be available to any other OEM, be it camera OEM or Mob. OEM at orders from HQ.

20. amansingal14

Posts: 309; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

MOreover, Carl Zeiss can be a possibility for One Sony and not Togari

24. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Go poop yourself!

2. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

With those killer specs that's gonna be a killer phone but I hope Sony prices their phones right unlike some other company out there

32. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

i think sony will going to launch phablet with this same specs, because they want to beat Sammy and HTC. this is killer specs for me really really great specs. Walkman, Cybershot damn u can't beat that sammy and HTC.

4. MrKoles

Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

Honami seems to be good, but please Sony, never ever use´s not worthy to the Sony brand.

6. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Exactly what I was going to say... I love Sony brand, I use their sound system, headphone, IEMs but will never buy any phone from them unless they remove some bottlenecks. - Low quality LCDs - Weak speakers - Small batteries - Old, dark, boring UI If they manage to replace these with better parts, I'd gladly jump in their boat!

8. itsjustJOH

Posts: 232; Member since: Oct 18, 2012

All phones which uses an LCD screen, be it an IPS, PLS, TN, etc., are all TFT LCDs. Also, Sony is rumored to use its Triluminos tech in the One Sony display, or a Sharp Igzo display with a 2000:1 contrast ratio or another WhiteMagic display. Never again an inferior display.

12. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Let than happen... I am not agains LCDs, actually I prefer LCD than AMOLEDs. But never liked any Sony's LCD. Less contrast and dull colors. Heck, display of my 480p Micromax phone looks better than my colleague's 720p xperia S...

48. Diazene

Posts: 129; Member since: May 01, 2013

Actually, AMOLED screens use thin film transistors too

5. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Sony on the rise, impressed with the Xperia Z and i can't wait to see what Sony have in store for us. They really are stepping up their game this year like LG.

7. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

How come some phone websites haven't addressed Sony's new Triluminous Displays will be on Xperia handsets?

11. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Sounds like a homerun. Samsung better release a facelifted S4 in the time this gets out or else Sony is in for a serious blow

13. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I will definitely buy the Honami!!! Awesome!!!!!

14. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Now this is worth going through!

16. roldxx

Posts: 50; Member since: Mar 27, 2013

HTC One or Sony One phones?

17. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

*craps self* *screams* "Take my money!!!" * Throws wallet at monitor, breaking it*

18. muhsen

Posts: 281; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

hmmm, a sony xperia phone with a Carl Ziess lens cam is pretty impossible. and i mean its is impossible for years simply because nokia has an exclusive deal with carl ziess (the deal's period is for years) to put Ziess lenses on nokia phones. @Daniel P. , u should review facts first b4 publishing rumors, i really don't know how u missed that

22. bipinm

Posts: 124; Member since: Oct 07, 2012

Daniel P dont have time to review the facts...He go to Xperiablog and copy the post along with their source...

23. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

I agree with you, but it will have the Cybershot branding. Carl Zeiss lens wont make it because only Nokia can use it. Im pretty sure the person who came up with this rumor had no knowledge about this so they can just mention Carl Zeiss lens.

36. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

You do know that Cyber-shot cameras have Carl Zeiss lenses right? At least the higher ones do.

47. bipinm

Posts: 124; Member since: Oct 07, 2012

Sony is not using carl-zeiss lens...Sometimes else...

21. k1ng617

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

Grain of salt until I see proof.

25. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Samsung Galaxy S4 killer!

33. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

100% and HTC killer too. this phone will turn out best android phone. hope so

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