Sony Honami first teaser image posted on Sony Mobile's Facebook

Sony Honami first teaser image posted on Sony Mobile's Facebook

As we draw ever closer to a time whenSony will finally see fit to put us out of our misery and show us theHonami, there's no denying that the hype has reached its peak. Ofcourse, being in a position to benefit handsomely from the buzz, theSony Mobile team has every intention to keep us on our toes. To thatend, a new teaser image of the Honami, hashtagged #bestofSony, hasbeen published on Sony Mobile's Facebook page and on their Twitterhandle simply stating: 

"It’s the smartphone everyone’s been talking about... not long now #bestofSony".

Interestingly enough, a similar-looking teaser image (seen in the gallery below) wasleaked earlier this month, but the device on that one featured only a powerbutton, unlike this one.

Anyway, it doesn't really matterwhether you're a Sony fan or not, nor whether you're excited aboutthe upcoming Sony Honami/Z1,right now. A new flagship release is a new flagship release, and justas simply as that – if quality products are what you're looking for– the more, the better.

Speaking of quality products, there'sno denying that Sony has been hard at work, improving their offerings– a not so easy feat, considering the ruthlessly fiercecompetition. And before you brand us as being anything less thanimpartial – thetech incorporated in the Sony Z Ultra's display, which we expectto be packed in the Honami's, too, hasbeen showcased to be perceptibly improved

So go ahead and check the latest teaser courtesy of Sony.

source: Sony Mobile

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  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(15h 3G talk time)



1. mecool

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 13, 2013


11. sapibuntinx

Posts: 61; Member since: May 08, 2013

omfg... that's a very thick bezel for a flagship... is this a real flagship? I think it's just a mediocre phone... look at those LG G2... hohoho...

14. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

You can't even see the bezel in any of these pics.

16. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

this " sapibuntinx " troll either just got dumped or is on his period. as for pic, come on sony! showing us some old button? if anything show us speaker grill!

24. vincelongman

Posts: 5748; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I hope the leaks were wrong because in the leaks the Honami was bigger than the Xperia Z and probably nearly the size of the Note II. I hope its the size of the HTC One, it would be perfect if it was the size of the Xperia ZL. If its bigger than the Xperia Z I'll pass, but if its about the size of the One I will seriously consider buying it for my next phone .

19. yudi.nemesis unregistered

Hahaha... another stupid troll Can you show me any dust and waterproof phone with bezelless body???

29. Twashbush

Posts: 47; Member since: Jun 08, 2011

Any of the new Moto phones? they are all dust/water proof and near bezel-less

32. yudi.nemesis unregistered

One more stupid troll new moto phones are only splash resistant. “Near bezelless” hahaha... even 4.7 Moto X is not good enough to beat Xperia ZL in terms of screen to bezels ratio. Please show me any bezelles 5” phones with IP rating at least IP57!!!

33. Twashbush

Posts: 47; Member since: Jun 08, 2011

the moto droid razr / razr maxx / razr M / razr HD / HD maxx / ultra / MAXX / mini / X have all been IP57 not trolling stating facts. and i like the sony phones nice design, good build quality, good hardware. but I like the Motorola's More

34. yudi.nemesis unregistered

please stop your stupidity the only Motorola phone with IP67 is Defy The other and latest Motorola phones like Ultra/Maxx/Mini/X is using nano coating but they only splash resistant and non of them with bezelles body that good enough to compete with Xperia ZL.

35. yudi.nemesis unregistered

If you read about build quality in this review it will give you a clue about nano coating in Moto X

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Now Sony fans can't say PA is biased.

17. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

those shouldnt be counted as sony fans, they are bangwagons that jump on any hyped up phone discussion. before XZ existed noone cared about sony. PA has done very good job of cover honami news. more than other websites i'd say.

22. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

THIS x 1,000.

3. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

I really hope this time Sony will do it right...if not....downfall will be painful. I don't expect it will beat 1020, it won't, given how thin it is and how many compromises sony had to make in order to keep its dimensions but...but...I hope it will show sony still has balls and kick htc's and samsung's asses.

13. Cod3rror

Posts: 142; Member since: Apr 06, 2013

Don't count on it. Sony does not seem to have a very good smartphone camera division. Apple, Samsung and others produce much better images with Sony's own camera sensors.

15. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

that's the problem irony

18. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

remember purple ray of light iphone had in camera? cant recall any samsung issue at the moment but pretty sure they had some downfall with camera at some point too. nothing is perfect man, there is a process of learning that every company goes through. sony is just getting serious about their phones, xperia t was first attempt then z and now honami. think of this as galaxy s3 or iphone4.

25. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

It had that purple tint issue bit beside that it was an amazing camera. Sony doesn't just have an issue or two, they make s**tty cameras for their mobile phones compared to the competition. Its so SAD and STUPID when they make AMAZING DSLR'r, amazing point and shoot, amazing mirrorles with great quality. They could use all that technology they have in imaging and make the best camera phone not now, but 2-3 years ago. I have no freaking idea what they been doing with their mobile division and cause of that I never bought a sony phone. It just shows they are not serious about their phones.

27. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

so you're saying that Sony hasn't tried too much so far. Maybe they just don't know how to execute properly their products. That would be a valid point in my opinion given their history since the first xperia.

4. Bilpocalypse

Posts: 301; Member since: Oct 13, 2012

This phone looks great, and I hope it does well.

5. freebee269

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

i'm interested in this phone. but i have a question for anyone with a sony phone. how is the community development for sony phones? is it harder or easier in your experience for the community like on xda to root and unlock sony phones to add custom roms vs. other oem's?

8. MobileCaseReview

Posts: 242; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

9. freebee269

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

yes that does look pretty lively. thank you.

6. cnwwyo

Posts: 126; Member since: May 26, 2011

Is this phone coming to Verizon?

26. Chris.P

Posts: 567; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

Seems somewhat unlikely, seeing as Verizon doesn't really carry anything from Sony (that is recent), as far as I know. There's no telling, though.

7. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

After owning a Z tablet for a few months, I'm leaning towards making my next phone a Sony. Liking what I see so far.

10. rickysam

Posts: 44; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

i thought of buying this one but the dimensions are too big for a 5 inch flagship and yesterdays news regarding the screen and camera made me step away from this phone still i will be keeping an eye on it

12. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Judging from the leak photos of the Honami, it looks similar to the Xperia Z. I'm not saying that it's ugly, but I really hope that the Honami will be sexier, so it can punch Samsung in the face. But we have to wait for the announcement anyway.

21. amilcarmz86

Posts: 95; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

i like sony more than samsung... now hate me :D

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