September 4th confirmed as introduction date for the Sony i1 Honami

September 4th confirmed as introduction date for the Sony i1 Honami
One of the most eagerly anticipated smartphones for the last three months of the year is the Sony i1 Honami. Less than two weeks ago, a teaser was discovered on an online forum that seemed to indicate a September 4th introduction for the phone. That now has been confirmed by a published report that states that Sony's new flagship Android handset will see the light of day on September 4th in Berlin. That is two days before the start of IFA 2013, also to be held in Berlin.

The Sony i1 Honami is a camera-centric model with a rear snapper offering a 20.7MP sensor, Sony G lens and an aperture of f/2.0 which should allow for clear pictures in low-light settings. Despite launching the popular Sony Xperia Z earlier this year, Sony has only a 3.8% global marketshare in the smartphone industry and hopes to raise that with the release of the Honami. The Japanese based manufacturer expects to sell 42 million smartphones in 2013.

In addition to the handset, Sony is expected to introduce on the same day, the interchangeable camera lens that it will be offering for the Apple iPhone and Android models. The lens attach to a phone through the use of a magnet. Both models, the DSC-QX10 and the DSC-QX100, include a microSD slot and a display panel.

September 4th is going to be a busy day. Besides the expected introduction of the Sony i1 Honami and the two interchangeable lens, Samsung is expected to unveil the Samsung Galaxy Note III and its new Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch on the very same day. 

source: Bloomberg via SlashGear

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1. mottykels

Posts: 387; Member since: May 15, 2013

4th of September will be an exciting day, honami and note 3 ;)

16. AnTuTu

Posts: 1622; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Bad date Sony. Honami will be blown away by the beast on the same day. Sorry but that's the reality.

24. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

The problem for Sony is their limited distribution model in the U.S. Working on only AT&T (and limited T-Mo) cuts out a significant part of the U.S. market. Sammy hasn't made that mistake.

30. yudi.nemesis unregistered

On September 4th, you will wake up from the dream and realize that your beloved Note 3 is not good enough to beat Honami.

34. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Thats the sad part as much as I want N3 to be the beast that it should it will disappoint us because we expect more oh well Sony advance your u s market to vzw n sprint

33. GTR722

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 20, 2012

You mean the plastic - fake benchsmarks - beast ??

38. AnTuTu

Posts: 1622; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

You know exactly what I mean. Fake benchmarks - beast? Go and ask millions of them who have bought this beast. And also when you will wake on September 5th you'd realize that this was the stupidest comment you had ever made.

48. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

there're people who've already bought it? i thought it's not released yet.

51. AnTuTu

Posts: 1622; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Note 2 mate.

52. ashdch99

Posts: 14; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

said by a sh*ttysung fan.....

55. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2280; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

"Honami will be blown away by the beast on the same day." Honami IS the beast.

56. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2280; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

It's silly to compare a phone with a phablet, two completely different devices. That's like saying, the Note 2 will be blown away by a Nexus 10.

58. AnTuTu

Posts: 1622; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

hahaha are you telling me that? Go and check Xperia Ultra which doesn't even come in phone, phablet or tablet categories lolzz

2. flynfree

Posts: 374; Member since: Jun 09, 2013

I am more interested in honami mini, and gnote3.

3. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

The honami mini is the phone I would gladly pay $600 for!

6. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

$600 for that phone? Sorry but it should be priced at $550 max.

10. aditya.k

Posts: 496; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

LOL what?

15. cdgm2509

Posts: 30; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

aditya.k don't even try to start a discussion with this troll.. on every single Sony article I've read this guy says something negative against Sony.. so really just ignore him and cross our fingers and hope he shuts the f up once the phone is released.

4. skuld

Posts: 44; Member since: Jan 10, 2013

Sony i1 Honami is the flagship of all flagships!

5. Mube1

Posts: 153; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

Note 3 or honami i1 very confused :-o

11. Pancoon

Posts: 42; Member since: Jul 05, 2013

The note 3 is said to unveiled by samsung on September 4 and the sony honami on September 4 as well.

7. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Sony is making a mistake releasing it the same day as the Note III... If they really wanted attention to the phone, they could have announced it a few days before or after the revealing of the new Note. Just saying...

8. aditya.k

Posts: 496; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

They will get all thattention they need! :)

14. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

Even s4 didnt make an impact, same as note 3!!!

21. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

20 million in 2 months wasn't an impact for sure!!

31. keylimejelly

Posts: 22; Member since: Aug 16, 2013

its not about sales its about best in review comparison honami.will surely beat note 3 and this is real success for honami

41. iushnt

Posts: 3160; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

as if s4 is loosing in review and comparisons..

57. HouTexan

Posts: 462; Member since: Jan 08, 2012

He said s4 didn't make an impact. That is a dumb comment.

19. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Sept 4th is the press conference

36. yudi.nemesis unregistered

I think Sony didn‘t make any mistake at all, because on the same day everyone in the world can realize that the only thing that really better in Note 3 in comparison with Honami is $ 40 Wacom stylus.

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