New snapshots of Sony i1 Honami outed

New snapshots of Sony i1 Honami outed
One of the most eagerly anticipated smartphones soon to be introduced is the Sony i1 Honami, the first in a series of camera-centric handsets to be produced by the Japanese OEM. A series of snapshots showing the phone confirm the 20.7MP snapper on the back of the device as well as the Sony 'G' lens employed by the camera.

One of the pictures shows the difference in size between the Honami's 5 inch screen and the 4 inch glass belonging to the Apple iPhone 5. The phone is expected to be introduced during an event in Berlin on September 4th, just prior to the IFA show. Also on that date, Samsung is expected to introduce the Samsung Galaxy Note III and its Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch. Less than a week later, we should see the unveiling of the Apple iPhone 5S and Apple iPhone 5C. It's going to get very exciting over the next few weeks, so keep you eyes right here.


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source: esato

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128 Comments

1. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 970; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

At least the back doesn't resemble the iPhone.

26. AnTuTu

Posts: 1621; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

I don't want to live on this planet anymore :( (stupidest comment ever)

44. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 970; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

The back looks absolutely nothing like the iPhone.

50. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2488; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I believe he heard you the first time. There is no need to keep repeating yourself.

52. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Same as front.

75. RoyalPayne

Posts: 458; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

It looks nothing like the iPhone from any angle. ANY. Sony's phone designs are one of the best but still very different from Apple.

94. papss unregistered

This ^^

117. Fallout09

Posts: 421; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Sony designs are one of the best? What? Please explain why a mono colored rectangle is a top design? There is nothing in the external design of this phone that screams wow.

122. RoyalPayne

Posts: 458; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

Then what according to you is a top design my friend?

2. Feanor

Posts: 1419; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Enter complain about bezels here;

4. MrKoles

Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

Bezels are too big!

5. Feanor

Posts: 1419; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Even for me that I don't have a big problem with bezels. If the bezels were a bit smaller and the corners a bit rounder, it would be the most beautiful phone for me. I love the glass back and the aluminium frame which is sandblasted and then polished on the profiles. I'll have to see it in real and see if I can live with the bezels.

35. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

Yh wish it was more curvy, the squared off design looks nice but really isn't ergonomic to the hand and makes phone feel even bigger than they are and with the big bezels which I can't stand , it will probably frei even bigger.

9. SleepingOz unregistered

I think there's a fat bezel competition between Sony and nokia.

13. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

I think that you should do some workout maybe your sissy hands would benefit from it.

20. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Very mature....blame it on the consumer not on the OEM for creating such hideously large bezels ! Its like Apple way of saying 'you are holding it wrong'!

33. papss unregistered

Darn right... Its not their fault he's a sissy. I personally like a bit of bezel

63. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

for you it's hideous...for me a bit of bezel is not a big deal. Don't push with apple. You're pushing it too far.

27. dmn666

Posts: 244; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Typical poopsung clown. What about the gigantic bezel on Galaxy s4 compared to Sony Xperia ZL? And S4 has a smaller screen on a bigger surface area- LMAO. Samsung is leading the bezel game with S4 and S4 active.

34. MCrapp

Posts: 318; Member since: Apr 07, 2013

@dmn66 You're typical Sonyclown! If you don't like Samsung.............. stop!!!! Ok.....We know Sony is the best.................. (10years ago)!!!!!!!!!!

101. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

At least Nokia fills up their fat bezels with physical buttons. Huge bezel + on-screen buttons = the worst of both worlds... Still very interested in the handset, hope it makes its way to all carriers. Samsung, Moto, LG, and HTC all now have a major presence in the US smartphone landscape.

17. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I agree that it would look much better with smaller bezels.

29. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Tell me whats your feeling about PLASTIC?? don't you think having a big bezel is much more tolerable than experiencing a cheap feeling?? P.S: im talking about flagships

84. HeWhoDoesNothing

Posts: 158; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

It's the only 'flaw'!

86. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

So far, let's hope that there won't be more. :)

106. Lyngdoh

Posts: 319; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

You sir are right! The iphone bezels are too big!

120. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

then don't buy it if u don't like the bezel

7. almostdone

Posts: 449; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

In the 90's we had laptops with 7" screen fit into a 14" bezel. Lets go back to the good old times. lol

22. alila2

Posts: 169; Member since: Nov 01, 2011

extra bezel is there for a reason , you know just in case of emergency , Sony got you covered.

3. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

That’s some huge bezels ! I don’t want people coming up to me and say, 'is that a HTC i1 (or whatever the name it) in your pocket or you're just too excited to see me' :)

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