Sony invites press for September 4th event: is the Honami coming?

Sony invites press for September 4th event: is the Honami coming?
Sony’s upcoming Honami aka Sony i1 flagship is drool-worthy stuff. Said to be packing a 20-megapixel camera, it has the ambition to become the best Android cameraphone. Now, Sony has sent out press invites for September 4th when the IFA show kicks off and chances are we’ll get to finally see the official Honami unveiling then.

What’s weird is the time Sony sends out this invitation - nearly two months prior to the event, way too early. Obviously Sony wants us to get ready for its big unveiling ahead of time.

The press invite reads: “you are invited to the ifa 2013 Sony press conference and exciting booth unveiling.”

Sony will starts its keynote on September 4th, from 4:15pm to 5:00pm, and we’ll of course cover it all as it happens. The Sony Honami is rumored to have a 5-inch 1080p display and run on the Snapdragon 800 chip.

The Japanese company, though, won’t be the only one to capture your attention. Right around then we expect Samsung to unveil the Galaxy Note III, a device that could steal Sony’s thunder.

source: RBMen

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46 Comments

1. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

Good for Sony, and I like their sensor technology. Howevever, 20MP is still half of what the Nokia Lumia 1020 is packing ;o)

3. kobainez

Posts: 454; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Camera is not the only thing that makes a great smartphone

4. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

Indeed, 1080 high quality screen, no outdated closed WP, fast CPU and not a dual core outdated one, real customization, good battery and light weight is what that makes a great smartphone too.

8. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

Your piece of junk Android is most likely compromised and infested with malware. Sucks to have a device that uses an open source OS with a master key, huh?

28. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

you have to illegally side load an app to get virus in any os. or if you download the weird junky looking apps which is not made by known developer or reviewed by known tech reviewer you are more likely to get virus on your (pc, mac, android) what i mean to say is, you have to be a real dumb fu*k to get virus on your phone. which you sound like.

19. muhsen

Posts: 281; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

wp 8(not 7) is closed??? its as open as android (except sideloading apps)....snapdragon s4 plus (which is 10 times better that the s400 found in the mega 6.3 and s4 mini and has the same features of s4 pro and s600..check QUALCOMM website) is outdated ???? it seems u r so not knowing in this space wp has customizations ,customized tiles and tiles wallpapers and others, wps have one of the best battery lives( the lumia 720(60h and 2000mah) has one of the best endurance ratings on gsmarena)...most wp's r light weight (except the 920)...so wp's r pretty good smartphones according to ur points not to mention their super cameras ... and it seems also that u r so ignorant about wp(and processors) so why do u comment about things u r so ignorant about !!!

39. Edmund

Posts: 656; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

I find it amazing that mods don't see pathetic comments like this as "trolling" ??? On the other hand, make a negative statement about android in any thread (regardless of how factually correct it may be) and you're guaranteed to have it removed promptly

10. FlushGordon unregistered

Unfortunately UrbanPanty disagrees Gargantuan Megapixels is what makes a smartphone great

11. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

he is working for Micro$oft

35. oister85 unregistered

Yeah I know is software.... if you have a s**tty software you going to have a s**tty device.

9. FlushGordon unregistered

You're insinuating that Megapixels are everything? WOW tbh I'm pretty much surprised by your amateurish remarks

21. muhsen

Posts: 281; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

hmm..ur comment points to ur ignorance about the point of the 41 mpx....its not for taking 41mpx photos ...its for taking 5mpx photos having 7 times(or 5 times in case of 8mpx) the info of the normal 5 mpx i.e almost noiseless...its also for lossless zoom(like optical zooming) but without having a big hump that being elongated and getting bigger while zooming ...all this in a shell almost as thick and compact as a lumia 920 (10.7 mm thick not 25mm thick like s4 zoom and almost the same volume as the original galaxy s4)....it is just funny that people still whine about the 41 mpx while the 808pv is 1.5 year old

36. FlushGordon unregistered

FYI, sweetipie....I-HAVE-USED-PUREVIEW since the day u were born I see nothing special with it.....NONE, NADA You could fool a noob with Your sweet talking, but no matter how you put those pieces together, Pureview just takes ordinary photos and in NO way comparable to any high end camera

13. AshishRomea

Posts: 145; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Wish i could give you a Xperia Z Ultra and let the phone do the talking , sure it doesn have a 41mp cam or Led flash but 41 other things that are better than A WP Nokia.

15. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

Both Nokia and Sony have a lot of catching up to do in order to reclaim their lost glory days, but the underdogs is where innovation is often found. However, I'll stick with with celebrating the Lumia 1020, since photography is my passion ;o)

18. kobainez

Posts: 454; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Get a dlsr if photography is your passion

20. Kurai unregistered

get a goddamn dslr or digital camera then . . .

24. muhsen

Posts: 281; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

808 ( the 1020 consequently ) found to be better than most digital cameras and DSLR's r a lot more expensive than the 808 (which costs peanuts now) and the coming the 1020 (which will cost as much as a galaxy s4) not mention that phones r a lot more pocketable and its a lot better to carry phone that almost (I said almost) can replace ur DSLR in many case than carry a DSLR all the time (if u r interested in photography in the first place) and hey,its mobile photography that we r talking about not normal photography

41. jb4674

Posts: 145; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

No serious photographer I know takes photos with a cell phone or a point & shoot camera. Stop trolling.

22. muhsen

Posts: 281; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

invalid arguament...u r comparing a big phablet to a supercamera phone...two niche devices targeted at two different markets

27. MachidoDen

Posts: 202; Member since: May 30, 2013

Megapixels are not everything We have seen cybershot sony ericsson in past 2005 and they destroyed nokia even using carl zeiss

34. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

funny how 2000s sony competed with nokia that its Ericsson could have 3.2 mp where nokia had 3 mp camera. and frankly they both were sh*t, for its time, i say sony was best it even had xenon flash then not these terrible led flash. back to point, companies always go for numbers, see what happened to HTC One? no one cared for its 3mp camera.

29. MachidoDen

Posts: 202; Member since: May 30, 2013

Megapixels are not everything when it comes to cybershot branding Sony proved in 2005 they even destroyed nokia which used carl zeiss lens

30. MachidoDen

Posts: 202; Member since: May 30, 2013

Megapixels are not everything when it comes to cybershot branding Sony proved in 2005 they even destroyed nokia which used carl zeiss lens

40. jb4674

Posts: 145; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

Have you looked at the specs for the Nokia Lumia 1020? I wouldn't be so fast to discount the Honami based solely on the camera advantage the Nokia has.

2. AshishRomea

Posts: 145; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

And with year coming to an end , sony is set to end it on a high. I wonder what will Xperia Z2 be if Honami itself is sounding so good :O

26. muhsen

Posts: 281; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

yeah right just like the disappointing camera in the xperia Z....sony builds amazing smartphones but their cameras r crap..exmor r lenses r crap compared to normal lenses found in iphones and samsungs...let alone compared to carl zeiss (now zeiss) lenses

32. MachidoDen

Posts: 202; Member since: May 30, 2013

Nokia lumia 920/925/928 Iphone 4s 5 and even 5s And samsung galaxy s3,s4 all uses sony sensors

5. abcdefgh

Posts: 471; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

this is choice for those who dont like wp.but this has limited features w.r.t camera

42. jb4674

Posts: 145; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

Such as what? It's not 41mp? The hardware in the Lumia can't even tickle the reported specs of the Honami aside from the camera.

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