System Dump reveals Sony Honami 20MP camera with 4K video capture

System Dump reveals Sony Honami 20MP camera with 4K video capture
We've recently seen leaked pictures of the Sony i1 Honami cameraphone. Now, we have a look at some screenshots of the device, thanks to a system dump that also reveals some of the specs of the eagerly awaited model. The Honami brings a new UI, new app drawer and a new launcher. There is even a new Walkman app with unlimited music streaming available.

The build.prop also reveals some of the specs on the phone such as the 20MP camera and the 4000 x 2000 resolution (4K) that video is recorded in. There also appear to be a number of Augmented Reality modes that can be activated through the camera.

There is some speculation that the Sony i1 Honami will be introduced during a Sony event in Paris on July 4th. In the meantime, help yourself to a plate full of Honami screenshots in the slideshow below.

source: XDA via AndroidAuthority



1. aokde

Posts: 186; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

Google, please pick SONY for your nexus line, they make awesome hardware. p.s. SONY make.believe

2. AshishRomea

Posts: 145; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

RIP SAMSUNG , LG , HTC , NOKIA & MOTOROLA ! Sony Xperia "honami" is here , yes the best of sony ! as per rumour this phone is worked upon by Sony eletronics & sony mobile together :)

9. Jason2k13

Posts: 1477; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

all new phones that comes out by then, will have similar specs and features to the sony Honami, so it's really nothing special. I'm just looking forward to the note 3, i need a phablet.

10. kobainez

Posts: 454; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Other companies will play catch up lol

12. Jason2k13

Posts: 1477; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

so you might aswell say sony is catching up to the S4 and the HTC one?

14. kobainez

Posts: 454; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Yea bt that was the old SONY. Now is the new SONY. Samsung, HTC, LG playing catch up now!

17. Jason2k13

Posts: 1477; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

wasn't the xperia S supposed to be the new sony? then they became even newer with the xperia z? and the newest with xperia honami? lol

18. kobainez

Posts: 454; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

I can see from your comment that u hate sony lol. We are talking about honami here why bring up other previous model? Samsung fanboy

25. Jason2k13

Posts: 1477; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

telling the truth means i hate sony, and you being in denial means your not a fanboy? I'm bringing up previous model because other companies always made similar or better products at the time when sony made a flagship phone, and here you are telling us that other companies are playing catchup even though the honami, LG G2, note 3, HTC T6 or even the nokia eos is not out yet. You already know the future hey? lol

35. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

he said how it is. The only fanboy is you as you look hatred everywhere because someone dares to say something about sony.

55. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

sony make some of the best looking smartphones, unlike samsung,they have good features but the phones look like crap

22. AshishRomea

Posts: 145; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

u sound insane , kindly check the rumoured and some confirmed news first!

15. Feanor

Posts: 1429; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

I don't think so dude. Nokia will probably match it or surpass it in camera department but it will most likely be inferior everywhere else. Samsung and HTC most likely won't introduce new flagships until next year. Motorola we know already that is giving up the spec race... so...

23. AshishRomea

Posts: 145; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

wait and see ! Sony Xperia "One" (one Sony phone worked on by Sony Mobile & Sony Electronics) Specification : *SCREEN = 5" Triluminous LCD Display (Used in 2013 Bravia TVs with quantum dots over regular RGB) with X-Reality filter & White Magic technology (Use of white pixel with regular RGB) : Overall better saturation , contrast & viewing angles ! *HARDWARE = 2.3GHZ Qualcomm Snapdraggon 800 CPU chip , Adreno 330 GPU , 2GB Ram & 16/32GB Internal Memory with SD card upto 64GB expansion. *BATTERY = 3000 Mah with Stamina Mode *CAMERA = Camera 20 megapixel 1/1, 5 inch Exmor R (Same as Sony REX II), 4K Video Recording , Bionz Image Processor Mobile , Integrated Lens G lens , F2.0 aperture , SteadyShot Image Stabilization , ISO 50-12800 , Cybershot UI with Multiple features. *SOUND = Separate audio processor chip , such as Walkman S-Master MX , 5.1 Support , Stereo speakers magnet technology Bravia liquid (Still in rumour stage , to be confirmed). *BUILD = Waterproof , Dustproof with IP58 certification , 9mm thickness , uses Aluminium , Glass & Iron frame! SOFTWARE = All new interface , new set of features , updated Sony Media apps & new Augmented reality. more pictures of the UI :

36. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011 more realistic. It's just a spec sheet with many wise sounding terms. Wait to check it in real and remember, sony has a nasty habit to fail to deliver what they promised

47. yudi.nemesis unregistered

Hmm... do you know that most of the technology inside Honami will be exclusive for Sony device only. there is nothing special with phablet + stylus

49. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

what a frikkin phabket has to do with this topic? You probably took me for a samsung fan. No, I´m not and I don´t need a phablet. What do you mean by this exclusivity? Isn´t it obvious? Their tech so they will use it exclusively to differ themselves. At the same time it doesn´t mean they will have an upper hand.

50. yudi.nemesis unregistered

It seems that you and jason is the same person, if you read comment #9 you will understand with everything i’ve said. with exclusivity on camera sensor and other tech Honami will have the upper hand Just like Nokia with Zeiss lens.

53. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

don´t be silly. I don´t have time to spare it on multiplying my accounts. What´s more I only resplnse to my interlocutor comments without wasting attention on keeping an eye on your discussion with sb else. Getting to the point. They may have a unique hardware and are not willing to share it with the others BUT remember that they had it in the past. They sod their exmor sensor almost everyone, but what´s funny, their own creation came up with worse results than competion. Having an upper hand means creating a brand which is based on quality. It takes time. Nokia already has it thanks to cooperation with (CARL) ZEISS. G-lens or whatever they call it doesn´t have the same traction and if sony fails to deliver...rough times ahead of them. I don´t say the won´t or are not able...but it´s not instantenous.

58. yudi.nemesis unregistered

if you talking about old Sony mobile yes i agree with they sucks, but do you know something about “ONE SONY” Strategy?? The camera sensor in Honami is developed based on RX100 Camera and Sony will not sell it at least for 1 or 2 years, the camera software also taking care by Sony camera division so the quality will be great. G lens is on par with Zeiss just google it if you not believe me. Triluminos display. Walkman audio chip and other great tech. all sony division working together to make great product that is one sony strategy

61. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

look. They should work united already so it´s nothing new. Different department under one umbrella and with the same goals. That´s how every company should work. Why boasting about it? I´m not saying it won´t be a good phone but given their fails I´m more sceptical than you. Exmor r or bravia engine were to be as great as this triluminos display or new sensors and optics and we all know that it didn´t live up to the hype created. Haven´t you noticed yet that it´s repetetive? Each time sony announces sth it is already superb but when it hit the shelves it turns out that it´s nothing really special. Cramming tech from point and shoot camera into a smaller chassis may bring about a calamity. G lens may be great but it doesn´t mean the implementation will be as good as in normal cameras. Hold your horses. I´ve got my opinion, you´ve got yours. I don´t agree with yours but I would defend your right to express them. Does it ring any bell to you?

63. yudi.nemesis unregistered

Relax you can say anything what you want but you know what according to insider this is the first time Sony mobile/SE getting help from all departement. in the past the situation is different for example sony mobile can use sony camera technology but the camera division will not help them with the software. Exmor, and bravia didn't live up the hype because Sony mobile is suck on the software Sony TV has prove it that triluminos can live up the hype and RX100 is one of the best compact camera so thats why i'm positive about this what i'm trying to say is Sony more than capable to make all those specs into reality. i know this is just a rumours but i think they wiil make it happen because it's the only way they can compete with Samsung

64. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

as I don't like android I do hope sony will be able someday to grab some pie from samsung. I hate one sided supremacy. What you're saying is probably true but it sounds so ridicolous...they didn't want to cooperate to deliver. Maybe this time they will do sth by mutual consent.

66. yudi.nemesis unregistered

yeah it sounds so ridicolous, but everything has change now. in the past the biggest problem with sony is outdated hardware and update but with Xperia ZU and 4.2 jelly bean update the problem has been solved, they also have fix the camera software on xperia z you can check this if you want to know about it. okay all i can do right now is wait and see i just this time sony does not disappoint me

48. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

Surely its too early to predict anything from future. but we are used to of seeing surprises from sony and used to of boring same 2010 design from samsung so the Honami vs Note 3 comparison is really one sided already just because of each company practice of business. People who are excited about Sony next phone is because its reasonable size, powerful system, screen quality, and best of all cameras. (Nokia EOS would be better but its not running android so mehh)

62. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

samsung may win agaun due o their huge marketing and the BRAND they created (galaxy/note). It´s recognizable and people tend to buy what´s known and safe. Sony has been struggling even though they made quite good devices. I would argue with this reasonabke size and best cameras (z failed a bit it these areas).

13. Davcoss

Posts: 6; Member since: Jul 01, 2013

I'm really proud that you didn't said "RIP APPLE" because apple has died long long long time ago....

56. kboo1995 unregistered

Let me ask you a question Are you really a Tech Fan? Or you are just some random guy walking around bashing the companies he doesn't like? I have read your comments in a lot of Blogs and i am just sick of it Go a head call me an Apple fanboy(which am not ) But please explain to me why do waste your time in such Bu**s**t? Go outside and do something in your miserable life God!!!!


Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Why RIP Nokia, euhm 4K is nothing new, the old Nokia 808 shot a 4K video few weeks ago. Also Nokia is testing 4K with the EOS, this was leaked a while ago!

33. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

another wortless sony fanboy. You keep saying that since sony experia arc. Everytime sonny is about to announce their new products, you yell about it as if it was something groudbreaking. Where's your z? Where are yur arcs?? It's great on paper but live has shown many times that it sony's promises stay good only on paper. In reality, they pale in comparison to the competition. I wish Sony the best but I doubt they'll do something outstanding and, as almost always, since cybershot series, this device will not be able to hold a candle to EOS. It's not a fan-talking-trash. Just look at se or sony history and analize their mistakes and failures. 4K is useless. Think about the space it would require and where would you watch it? I'd like to also remind you that the first phone recording 720p, Omnia HD, was a far cry from later 720p-anabled phones so don't expect miracles. From a tech-fan point of view, I'm elated about new quality, Nokia is pushing the camera envelope all the time, but staying more down-to-earth I'm off the opinion that sony should focus on improving their existing camera modules to deliver a gorgeous 1080p.

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