Xperia i1Honami press shots claim Sony Lens G tech on the back

Xperia i1Honami press shots claim Sony Lens G tech on the back
A few alleged press shots of the Sony i1 Honami cameraphone have leaked out on ePrice, and they pretty much mimic the pressers that were leaked to an Xperia blog recently.

The Honami, it seems, won't have bulky camera protrusion on the back, like the Lumia 1020, but then again, judging from the accompanying sensor specs, it won't be as advanced as a cameraphone either, but will have the advantage of running Android and being slim, so these two are geared to different customer bases.

The source regurgitates all the leaked specs so far, like a 5" Full HD Triluminous display, 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 800 chipset, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of memory plus a card slot, IP57 watertight certification, and a 3000 mAh battery.

We are now learning that the aspheric tech will go as Sony Lens G, with 20.7 MP 1/2.3 camera sensor, and a dedicated BIONZ ISP. The sensor size is somewhat of a disappointment given what Nokia churned out, but let's not forget that the i1 Honami stuffs it all in an eventual 144 x 73.9 x 8.3 mm thin body, coming in white, black and purple. It would not be on par with the Lumia 1020, but should give the current Android camera king the Galaxy S4 a run for its money, so we can't wait for the first samples to trickle down.

source: ePrice via Techkiddy

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Xperia Z1
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(15h 3G talk time)



1. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

Looks pretty plain to me, and like any other Sony phones. I thought it is supposed to be a bit different.

25. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

144mm x 74mm x 8.3mm, I don't care about thickness, but dam this phone is even taller and wider :(, I was hoping it be smaller or at least the same. I'm 5'8", so the Xperia Z was already pretty much the max size for me to use it with one hand. Now I am more interest in the Lumia 1020, but it also depends on what other features the Honami has.

27. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

its alot better than 1020 at 10+mm thickness. surely the sensor is little smaller 1/2.3 compared to 1/1.5 of 1020 i think we shouldnt complaint about this device it runs android and is offering 2 best camera in phone. this is obviously specs wise speaking. once phone is out and we can compare the samples from each phone then it will actually show which phone camera is best.

28. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Personally I'd prefer it to be 10 mm thick and the height and width of the Xperia ZL. I agree that specs aren't everything, we have to wait for the samples of the Honami to find out which is actually the best.

39. TheRequiem

Posts: 245; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Well, it does have a triluminous display, which uses nanotubes fro enhanced color. This is actually pretty appealing to me. I've seen the triluminous display's. They place LCD's on par with OLED's as far as color accuracy is concerned.

2. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Well, well...a G lens might not be too shabby at all!!

15. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

I this was the g series, they should have included a high optical zoom. Other than that, they should have included the honami under the t series

18. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

The T series will take some time to take it's course on smartphone cameras.

3. cheetah2k

Posts: 2213; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

After being disappointed by the HTC1, Sony Z and S4, I will give Sony one more chance

9. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

What aboout: Nexus 5, maybe Motorala will make a flagship, LG Optimus G2 or the Note 3.

4. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

Nice.. an upgrade of the Z

5. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

waiting for Nokia lovers... oh sorry, camera lovers.

6. gust3r3u

Posts: 84; Member since: Apr 11, 2013


7. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

It's okay, it's still almost twice as big as the 1/3" on spectacular S4 Octa which only drags in low-light, so even at 20MP, individual pixel size will increase, and if the RGBW filter will be included (unlikely at this point), low-light will be even better, while level of details will be around 13MP (there's some degradation when converting RGBW to traditional RGB).

8. thunderising

Posts: 232; Member since: Nov 25, 2011

That's a photoshoppped fake image

10. HeWhoDoesNothing

Posts: 158; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

Man, I thought it'd be sexier... The bezels are unattractive and make the whole device look small.

13. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

exactly, as far as Sony claimed this phone is going to be the sexiest Sony phone so far i expected something more attractive. wish the real one be something sexier.

14. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

those bezels are ok if they promise to give us that 3000mah battery. it is said to be 4mm taller than xz.

11. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

disappointing. after hearing many great things about this upcoming flagship, this is really below expectations. let's just hope the battery does not get downgraded again. it's just like the xperia z rumors. from godly odin specs to the small battery and the poor actual performance.

32. vandroid

Posts: 405; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

These are just rumors and youre taking them as if these are official specs

12. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

I could see myself getting this beast :)

16. b1acktiger

Posts: 223; Member since: May 19, 2012

No Sony, You disappointed me again. Don't follow Samsung. Same design for all your phones with different screen size is a huge thumb's down for me. Where is your designers ? You are nowhere of Sony Ericsson designs. They had unique designs.

17. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

Are u nuts, omnibalance design has been implement this 2013, its not bad to used it again in the same year, compare to S4 which the design came from a 2012 phone. Plus do you what a bulky phone with2000mah or this sexy with 3000mah

30. b1acktiger

Posts: 223; Member since: May 19, 2012

Their box design, Thats what a normal user call it. its tough to hold earns no point from a user experience perspective. These design exist from the Xperia NXT series like U, P,S etc.They just covered with a glass. "Omnibalance" sounds good.

42. romeo1

Posts: 814; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

Where do you see the s/p/u in the z/zu?

19. adrianzka

Posts: 64; Member since: Apr 25, 2013

Honami + note 3 = FTW !!!

20. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

why would you get that redundant combination? both are android devices. note 3 or xz ultra + lumia 1020 will be a better combo. you get two platforms with one boasting an outstanding (probably unbeatable) camera.

33. vandroid

Posts: 405; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

Windows sucks

41. adrianzka

Posts: 64; Member since: Apr 25, 2013

That works too. Let me revise it. Cameraphone + phablet = FTW!!!

21. Bootutu

Posts: 228; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Now that's we are talking about, proper specs and camera, coupled with the most advanced OS, not some 41MP gimmick with 2010 specs lol, thank you Sony bring it on, Note 3 too...ride on

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