Official-looking teaser image for the Sony Honami appears, launch pegged for September 4

Official-looking teaser image for the Sony Honami appears, launch pegged for September 4

Having gone through an extensive checklist of leaks, ranging from specs, through actual device images down to UI peeks, today marks the day we receive the first allegedly confirmed launch date for the Sony Honami, and there's even more.



An official-looking teaser image for the Sony Honami has been outed on the forum boards of Chinese Digi Wo. As you can probably make out from the images in the gallery below, the almost completely veiled teaser is a departure from what we've been expecting, vis-a-vis an Xperia Z-esque design. An elegant purple line stretches the profile of the Honami, along with a considerably more rounded profile than we were expecting. The good folks over at the XPERIA Blog have provided some close-ups that reveal the power button that's featured on all the latest Sony Xperia smartphones, along with a flap of unknown purpose.



Of course, there's no telling whether this image has been fabricated or not, so we'd take this with a grain of salt if we were you. If we're to disregard this disclaimer, though, it would appear that we may very soon have significantly more to go on: the launch is pegged for September 4 and set to take place in Berlin, Germany.



source: Digi Wo via XPERIA Blog

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13 Comments

1. Lyngdoh

Posts: 319; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

That flap is long. I'm pretty sure its for the sim slot and micro sd slot.

2. Chris.P

Posts: 567; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

We feel fairly sure of the same :)

4. Lyngdoh

Posts: 319; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

Of course, that was indeed obvious :-)

3. MrTzr unregistered

I'm waiting for this one! A waerproof phone with a 20 MP sensor and SD 800! I hope that the battery has been improved over the XZ though. Smaller bezels would also be nice. I think that the other leaked Honami images are actually (prototypes) of the XZ plus or whatever and Sony will bring something new.

5. HeWhoDoesNothing

Posts: 158; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

I'm a SONY fan, but I'm no longer interested in the Honami... I'm not sure if that's because of my love for the just-announced LG G2, or the leaks (I don't like the design so far). I am however, still a bit curious about what that camera will bring. Hopefully it's able to shoot all those 20 Megapixels in 16:9 and NOT the rumored 4:3 ratio.

6. surethom

Posts: 1613; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

So hope it has a xenon flash & very thin bezel.

7. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

I have high hope for this monster.... I think it will be an all in one package gorgeous looking device,best hardware to date,latest softwear version,great display,and great camera(heard it will be take care by Sony camera department, the true brain behind sony's cameras) I hope sony wont disappoint this time. an addition of sdcard slot and bigger battery would also be welcome...

8. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Yeah, bring it on...

9. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I'm guessing this will be to the G2 what the One was to the S4: similar internals, fewer software features, a more refined UI, and more premium build. Hopefully the camera will be better though.

10. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

sept 4th can't get here soon enough. i need too upgrade from my XPERIA GO

12. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

It's ok, we are not forcing you to upgrade.

11. amansingal14

Posts: 309; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

So Sept. 4 is Note 3 and my future phone being announced simountaneously? That's great.

13. rgxVOiD

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

That's how they take our money

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