Sony Honami Mini codename is Itsuki, coming with top of the line specs

Sony Honami Mini codename is Itsuki, coming with top of the line specs
The Sony Honami Mini aka Xperia Z1 mini rumors keep piling up and after the device allegedly first showed up on camera a couple of days ago, now the Itsuki codename has surfaced and whispers are that this is how Sony is referring to it internally. The alleged Sony Itsuki is rumored to launch in Japan in the fourth quarter of the year under the Sony SO-02F codename. 'Itsuki' is a fairly popular name in Japan, and it could mean various things like "spring trees" or "moon".

What makes the Honami mini or Itsuki different is the fact that it is said to be an extremely compact device, smaller than the iPhone 5. Yet it is still rumored to feature top of the line specs including a Snapdragon 800 chip and 2GB of RAM.

Earlier whispers painted the following picture for the Itsuki’s specs:

  • Quad-core Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 2.3GHz
  • 4.3" HD display (1280 x 720 pixels)
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 1/2.3 f/2.0 Sony G Lens 20.7 megapixel camera
  • 16GB of internal storage
  • 2400mAh battery

However, if we take the latest leaked image on XDA Developers that many speculate is for the Sony Itsuki or Honami Mini, it seems that the device is way too small to have a 4.3” screen.

Now, does this make the whole theory fall apart? Thing is we don’t really know what’s on that image (right below, next to the BlackBerry). Others have speculated that Sony is preparing another compact Android, codenamed the Sony Ray 3, and that is said to have lower-end specs and a 4-inch or smaller display. Could it be that the image actually shows that device? It's all speculations and rumors at this point in time.

Whatever it is, the leaker of the original image of the mysterious Sony device says clarity will come on September 4th. We personally can’t wait, what about you?

source: Blog of Mobile



1. blackice214

Posts: 168; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

If only samsung could design the exterior of a phone like this coupled with their amoled screen and a exynos to top it off.

2. DerryAhmad

Posts: 296; Member since: May 05, 2012

Why would you want Samsung with Sony design? This one (or Z1) has Triluminous Display (which is as good as the SAmoled) and Snapdragon S800 (which is better than the current Exynos)

8. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

No, thanks!

14. yudi.nemesis unregistered

Qualcomm Chipsets + this OLED Display Will be so much better than Exynos + Samoled

15. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

The Xperia Z1 mini is the Mini MONSTER!! SONY ALL THE WAY!!

3. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

this is a mini

4. JMartin22

Posts: 2390; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

HTC pushed the specs bump on small phones higher, then Motorola went even further with that, it seems Sony is going for the furthest push yet. Hopefully this trend continues on all manufacturers and smaller phones, so the iPhone loses its only hardware niche.

7. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Rightly said. +1

5. wicpromd

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

shame on HTC and Samsung Sony's mini is Nearly 4 times faster than Htc one mini and S4 mini....

6. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Now that's what we can call a true mini with such superb specs not like GS4 mini and One mini with cutting down the specs. I hope this 'Itsuki' would be true and I too can't wait.

9. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Yeah awesome MiNi BeasT. nothing to compare this monster and thanks for putting 1280x720 resolution. 1080p screen on 4.3 inch display is an utter waste. So 720p do just fine also it'll also increase the performance because it have less pixels to deal with. and there is lots of people who prefer small screen sized flagship android smartphone but none exists untill NOW. well done SONY.

10. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

Sony. Creating the minis before it was cool. X10 mini (pro), mini, mini pro. Not so great but those were fine.

11. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Did the math. Based on the dimensions given on the photo, a 4.3" screen could actually fit on the screen. Anyways, why use a commic sans? Lol

12. SonyPS4

Posts: 347; Member since: May 21, 2013

SONY show Samsung and HTC the real mini smartphone.

13. mafflambo

Posts: 18; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

“said to be an extremely compact device, smaller than the iPhone 5." I think im dreaming.. please don't wake me up

16. xperia1409

Posts: 11; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

It Should be called the HonaMini!

17. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Finally a flagship android phone that people who think big screens are bad while not having to sacrifice phone power can get.

18. loken

Posts: 462; Member since: May 09, 2012

Its Suki!

19. amilcarmz86

Posts: 95; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

great mini phone... looks like the xperia s

20. likemorethan1

Posts: 48; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

The mini is already so good

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