See how Sony has been 'hiding' the Honami and the Z Ultra from prying eyes with the use of a masking shell

See how Sony has been 'hiding' the Honami and the Z Ultra from prying eyes with the use of a masking shell
Turns out that Samsung isn't the only 'ingenious' enough manufacturer to figure out that a good way to avoid leaks would be to mask upcoming devices in an external shell. As it happens, Japanese Sony has been employing similar tactics, although how effective they turn out to be remains to be seen, given that we've seen plenty of the Sony Honami already, or so we think.

This whole story broke after developer Adam Outler posted a since removed photo of what he claimed to be an “unannounced Sony device”, likely the Sony i1 Honami. Such a timely removal of the photo off his Google+ profile has sure got us wondering whether what we saw is actually the real deal. The story certainly seems plausible, for a second photo of what looks like the Sony Xperia Z Ultra hidden underneath a similar encasing has been provided by the folks behind the XPERIA Blog.

Regardless of whether the above is the case (it probably is), it shouldn't be too long until we see for ourselves – if rumors are to be trusted, Sony's new flagship, the Honami, is to be announced on September 4.


via: XPERIABlog

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25 Comments

1. mariosuneo4

Posts: 75; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

That device is so gorgeous stunning, awesome, beautiful....

4. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Absolutely HTC and Sony is the best when it comes to designs

6. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

+1 maybe my next phone after Nokia N8. Only thing missing is maybe FM Transmitter, next if the picture quality is as good as an RX100 (rumours), the screen is perfect and as the hardware is indeed last gen, and running Android this WILL be my phone

8. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

photos are not good if the sensor is not 1" like rx100

7. akbarkool

Posts: 42; Member since: Nov 06, 2012

You forgot Nokia

10. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

agree

9. mariosuneo4

Posts: 75; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

right and this thing will rock with triluminos display

13. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

Really? How can you say that when the only distinguishing physical parts of the devices are concealed? A Samsung, HTC, Moto, or Huawei covered by those paper/cardboard/plastic stuff would look the same, I suppose.

21. zhiae unregistered

they say oohhh sony whata screen whata design whata futures after a week what is that ? it is z ultra/honami . oh i heard about it ,it was grait when they where about to publish it. ( the competition is harder that sony thinks they should got a lesson from Z) comparing Z ultra with a 4.7 inch htc screen as phlablet screen at that ppi and colors even z ultra will fall in maybe AMOLED it is mater of a few Millimetres thinking about CPU exynos is leader powervr GPUS and beautiful look as camera just put a camera that will capture a photo

23. jb4674

Posts: 145; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

Do you speak English?

2. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

man can't SEPT 4th get here fast enough

3. Kurai unregistered

Wow . . .even with the casing on, it's still more beautiful than the galaxy s4

11. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

dude u r genius.

15. MCrapp

Posts: 318; Member since: Apr 07, 2013

For me it's like a rectangular brick in the next brick!

20. SonyXperiaNexus

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

BRICKCEPTION!! I think what MCrapp indirectly means is that the rectangular brick is even more beautiful than galaxy s4 lol. also, i dont understand the need to specify 'rectangular'; are there more shapes?

5. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Oh geez....September 4th, hurry up! I want to see the gorgeous Honami!

24. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Knowing Sony it won't be on any of the US carriers and will carry a super high price tag.

12. Bfrenz

Posts: 285; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

Smaller Xperia Ultra.,with camera flash.

14. Kurai unregistered

Nah uh . . . this is not a samsung article

16. MCrapp

Posts: 318; Member since: Apr 07, 2013

You must love Samsung!?

17. solomonsteve

Posts: 79; Member since: Dec 19, 2012

wow...hahahahaha Sony Fanboys. i mean we can see only the screen of this device and u claim its so gorgeous?? how?? stop being childish and grow up

22. SonyXperiaNexus

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

....have you seen the previous leaks by any chance?

19. zennacko unregistered

They do it with cars already, even though it's not the most efficient way to hide things, we already know it's going to be a slate of glass, just like xperia Z, what is the big secret then? A new-new power button made of liquidmetal?

25. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Nokia phones are the most beautiful, and have the most distinctive design.. In my opinion❕

26. sam.7

Posts: 68; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

dude look at the bezels :O its 21st century and sony using like a arrow cornering into the phone's bezel? :O hope its a mask :-P lol

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