Sony i1 Honami cameraphone prototype gets fan-rendered, its C6903 code passes certification

Sony i1 Honami cameraphone prototype gets fan-rendered, its C6903 code passes certification
The Sony i1 Honami cameraphone rumors are in peak mode, as more and more speculated details trickle down through the corporate cracks. Besides top notch specs, the handset is interesting mainly with the Cybershot-quality camera in it, as it will be a direct take on the unwieldy Galaxy S4 Zoom, or the 41 MP PureView Nokia EOS, which will run Windows Phone.

Esato forum members, who have been pretty spot on Sony's plans before, have created fan-made renders of the Honami, based on alleged insider info about prototypes bandied about in Sony's labs. Supposedly the device won't be thicker than normal, despite the better camera inside, come with glass unibody and waterproof certification, and will feature speaker grill at the bottom of the back. The renders are still being worked on based on feedback from those people in the know, so they might have more details later on, and this could be just one of the end design paradigms of the Japanese for the Honami.

Other reshuffle is the charging port on the side, which is an acquired taste, but if the whole thing materializes anything close to these renders below, and with the rumored phone and camera specs, Sony has a true shot at Android glory. 

Moreover, a Sony C6903 phone, which is said to indicate the Honami, just appeared passing through an Indonesian carrier body, adding more water to Sony's cameraphone rumor mill. You can see the listing in the slideshow below after the renders.

source: Esato & XperiaBlog

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36 Comments

1. whoyton2

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

Lol I have to admit this guy who rendered this isn't the best renderer lets just say....

13. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

yea phone is rumoured to be 10 mm, this looks like 15mm

23. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Sony can make gorgeous phones! This design render must be from Samsung. Just saying.

30. bipinm

Posts: 124; Member since: Oct 07, 2012

So can u make a better render.??? Otherwise Shut up...

33. Insignificant

Posts: 192; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

Let's see you do better in the short time this was rendered in according to a specification given by another...

2. Diego!

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

I love latest Sony designs of their phones. They are gorgeous!!! It's a pitty they are way too expensive here in Argentina :(

12. Lauticol

Posts: 404; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

Phones here in Argentina are very expensive! :(

14. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

do what a chinese kid did to get an ipad. sell your body organs. /s

15. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 575; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

Thumb down for you James!

18. belovedson

Posts: 1060; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

What the heck is wrong with you james

35. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

In Brasil costs the double !

3. wendygarett unregistered

I hope the prototype isn't the final design :(

10. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Have you read at least titles of this article?

24. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

Does it matter to you? It isn't a Samsun phone. Or is it Apple this week? I can never tell... But since these are renders based off rumors that they heard, I'm sure it wont look exactly like this.

4. whoyton2

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

LOL picture 6....who actually buys a lense like that for their phone....if you want a camera with phone capabilities buy the EOS

6. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

I don't blame you as he didn't make it clear but I think its the zoomed in snapshot at the camera lens

16. grapeseed87

Posts: 123; Member since: Mar 13, 2013

Dont think so. The shutter in the renderings is rectangular. Where as the lens and shutter in the 'zoom' are all circular with various texts about the lens written in. Either this guy is really bad at it or the actual lens is very different.

20. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Yup the shutter is rectangular not the lens. See in the image 2, I am referencing that circular lens. The text is written on all Carl Zeiss lens on phones (its very small). My Nokia N85 had it written too though almost impossible to see ! But of course, I maybe be wrong :)

21. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

So finally you have admitted that EOS is better than all. At least you didn't mention Zoom here.

31. bipinm

Posts: 124; Member since: Oct 07, 2012

Pic 6 was made as a joke...Dumb PA didnt even read it...They fall for jokes like this all the time...When will they learn...

5. smallworld

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Ugly !! Not in line with Sony's current design !

7. akishakoi

Posts: 65; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

the downside of buying any Xperia phone is you end up having a phone looks similar to the rest of the lineup

8. istitch

Posts: 181; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

so is samsung . . . and lumia,

9. akishakoi

Posts: 65; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

and iphone

22. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

But Lumia and Samsung phones are good-looking and not soap-looking. No offense.

27. buccob

Posts: 2963; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

This is so not true... Sony and Sony-Ericsson are/were one of the few manufacturers to take risk at designs and making interesting changes in their devices... Look at Tablet S, Xperia Play, Xperia S,P,U, Xperia SP, and even the Z is different from what was showed previously... I on the other hand have an Xperia Acro S with a boring and normal look that does not stand out, but it's features fit me well..

32. bipinm

Posts: 124; Member since: Oct 07, 2012

Well said dude...Sony is brave enough to experiment with new designs...Rc, NXT, Omni balance...Unlike Samsung,Apple and HTC... Some HTC phones are beautiful...Apple and Samsung all look the same to me...No offence...

11. surethom

Posts: 1662; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

A fan rendering but where is the xenon flash in its horizontal position?? A true camera phone has xenon flash in landscape.

17. hms2407

Posts: 94; Member since: Apr 25, 2013

sony you're doing it right

19. belovedson

Posts: 1060; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

Looks to be a nice phone...but...Att exclusive? Can I get it at subsidized pricing?

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