Sony Korea CEO sees launch of Sony i1 Honami in Korea by the end of the year

Sony Korea CEO sees launch of Sony i1 Honami in Korea by the end of the year
A published report out of Korea on Monday cites the CEO of Sony Korea, Kenji Sakai, as saying that the successor to the Sony Xperia Z will be out in Korea by the end of this year. The phone that the Sony executive is talking about is supposed to be the Sony i1 Honami, which features a  20-megapixel f/2.0 camera. As we just told you earlier Monday, the sensor on the Nokia Lumia 1020 will still be larger than the one on the Sony model.

Because Sony Mobile Korea is now totally part of Sony Korea, there is no separate mobile division in the country. That means that the Sony i1 Honami will be available only through carriers in the country. It is supposed to be the first of a whole new line of cameraphones for the Japanese OEM. The Honami will battle against the just released Nokia Lumia 1020 and the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom.

While the phone isn't expected to be available until the end of the year, we should be able to get a good look at it in September during the IFA 2013 show in Berlin. Sony has a press event scheduled for September 4th at which time we could see the phone revealed.

Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!

source: EconomicDaily (translated) via TechKiddy

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24 Comments

1. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

I'm so happy to see news from Sony about the honami, since it's my birthday today, I consider reading these news articles from Sony as a birthday present

3. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Happy Birthday!

4. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Thanks!

7. KingOmar

Posts: 5; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

It's my birthday too :) Happy birthday :D

15. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Happy birthday to you too kingomar( ^ω^)

2. Kurai unregistered

Lol . . don't even include the crappy galaxy zoom in the battle of the phameras

5. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Don't worry, even if they include the Galaxy S4 Zoom, it will definitely lose in the battle of Phameras.

6. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

End of the year ?!?!!? WTF

17. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Keep patience, you'll loads of devices.

8. SakuroAkino

Posts: 141; Member since: Jul 12, 2013

I just dont understand 1 thing If sony can make one of the world best camera's like RX100 and RX1 Then why cant they make their mobile camera's best?? Where is the problem???

12. kobainez

Posts: 454; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

If they do, they'll end up making bulky phones like nokia 1020. They don't want to sacrifice thinnest

14. SakuroAkino

Posts: 141; Member since: Jul 12, 2013

May be u r right Because as far as i know sony They are far more advanced in imaging technology Not including mobile camera's

20. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

far more advanced huh? Far behind the competition anyway

21. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

10,5 mm i means a thick device in your world? What are you? Emo? Anorectic? Sissy hands we got?

22. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

10,5 mm means a thick device in your world? What are you? Emo? Anorectic? Sissy hands we got?

16. vincelongman

Posts: 5654; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Well they make they make the sensors for the S4/3 and iPhone 5, which are second only to Nokia PureView. The Xperia Z actually has a better sensor than the S4 (S600 version)/3 and iPhone 5, but its Sony software which lets it down. I hope this changes with the Honami :)

23. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

write a letter to sony´s ceo with this question. It bothers me as well. In the end, they´re better than anything else (including photography in the form of N8, 808 or 1020). Why oh why can´t they best the rest...?

9. imeubeu

Posts: 59; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

welcome to mobile land of predictions

10. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

so i've heard sony fans say that this will beat nokia lumia 1020 camera... lololololololololol

18. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

End of the year? smh......they're gonna realease it late and i bet they wont even optimize their software to compete with the best.....smfh, when will you learn sony?

19. tech-head

Posts: 133; Member since: Sep 02, 2011

End of the year? By that time people will be talking about the Galaxy S5.

24. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

sony´s waiting to buy 1020, tear it apart and learn how to build and optimize hardware with software to be competetive just a bit. Learn from the best. These rumors comes from sony´s camp but fanboys knows better.

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