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Sony ‘Honami’ Apparently Leaked – Features Snapdragon 800 and 20.7MP Camera

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According to a recent leak on ePrice, Sony is working on a new flagship smartphone codenamed, Honami. This device, which is being created to compete with HTC and Samsung’s recent flagships, will feature what most would consider quite the high-end specs list. 

In the leak, the Honami is detailed to feature a 5″ 1080p display, be powered by a Snapdragon 800 processor complete with 2GB of RAM, while also carrying a 20.7MP camera on its backside. The phone is said to contain a 3,000mAh battery, as well as feature 16GB of storage while also offering a slot for expandable memory. In terms of flagships, this is definitely what we expect to see these days.

Sony has been sending out press invites for this year’s IFA in Berlin and with Samsung and HTC looking to boost their device portfolios with new additions around the same time, IFA would be the perfect place for Sony to unveil this monster. The only question is, will it ever come to America?

Via: TechnoBuffalo | ePrice

  • http://twitter.com/JohnnyACE562 GRAND MASTER SEN$Ei {{-_-}}™

    BEZEL BEZEL BEZEL. {{>_<}}

  • crossover2388

    Did dude just say, “who needs the latest and greatest phone”. Ummmm everyone. Who woukd be happy with a original droid razr. Step ur game up and rock wit a HTC One and we will see if u wanna stick wit that razr.

  • AmendFIRSTment

    I would like some Phone with my bezel, please

  • Goldstars

    UGLY SHAPE, TOO THICK BEZEL.
    FLAT RECTANGLE BOXY PHONE.

  • [A]dri[A]n

    It also features a horribly large bezel, ALL AROUND -.- The phone is going to be huge with bezels like that.

  • Ahmed Abbas

    OK MOTO ! is it too hard to make something with these specs ?

  • Mike_Cook7

    And looks just like the OG Droid!

  • http://twitter.com/jdrch jdrch

    Played with an Xperia recently and was impressed

  • Tay

    I really can’t believe in these specs.

  • Joseph Barrientos

    the specs actually made me LOL

  • suprano

    Lol, 20.7MP camera? Smh We should be expecting 40.1MP from Sony at some point soon.

  • deadpenguins

    Is it just me or does that border make the device look super cheap (even cheaper than glossy plastic)?

    • Mike Hilal

      Dated more than cheap. With that said, holy bezel batman!

  • kirk ngo

    Bring it to US god damn it. Sony makes good phone now but they never bring it here.

    • Mike Hilal

      Yup. -1000% chance it will be on verizon if they do bring it here.

  • LiterofCola

    I miss the rumors of the Xperia Z Google Edition :(

    • EC8CH

      Remeber when we were going to see 3 Nexus phones release at once, with sony being one of them… good times.

      Of coarse none of them would have worked on verizon, even it that wonderful fantasy universe.

  • Frettfreak

    Holy Bezel Batman!! Someone should let sony know that is NOT the trend!! LESS IS MORE!! I dont care what the specs are, that phone is ugly

    • Nw_adventure

      Bezel-Zilla

    • onDroid

      Kinda looks like an OG Droid but without the chin.

    • Mike Hilal

      Bezelicious

  • Drummer62

    Sorry, 16gb storage should not be on ANY flagship. Should be MINIMUM 32gb these days!!! We need to voice this stronger so they stop doing this!!!

    • chris420o

      has sd card support…so i disagree with you…16 and no sd card support is a doa fail

      • roberthenderson

        16 only works if you have apps to sd capabilities, otherwise it’s a big fail.

      • Drummer62

        Yea well unless you can install apps to the SD card good luck with that. I still think 16 is a big fail.

    • JasonIvers

      Going to burn through 16 GB a lot faster than most people realize if you’re taking 20.7 MP photos.

  • OrangeAttack

    Only 20.7 MP?

  • darp

    If the screen is 5″ and it’s got a chin and forehead like that it will be pretty phabby.

  • T4rd

    These phones with retarded MP counts are useless. Do you really want every pic on your phone to be > 5MBs, esp. when your phone only has 16-32GBs of storage that’s used by everything else and has no SD card support? The Lumia 92x phones are more than adequate for a cell camera and HTC had the right idea with the Ultra-Pixel (just needed a bit more real MPs). OEMs should just learn to improve image quality without raising MPs to cumbersome levels.

    Though I’m sure you can just lower the MP rating down to 10 MP or so on these camras, if the IQ isn’t any better than current phones at around the same rating, then these camera improvements are moot.

    • notechnomo

      maybe thats why there is an sdcard slot on this phone

      • T4rd

        I wasn’t speaking about this phone specifically, so it’s good that it does. But I’ll bet if it makes it to any US carriers, the carrier will inexplicably have it removed for their “exclusive” version of the phone.

      • hkklife

        Don’t forget, SD R/W access is still glacially slow compared to internal NAND and is also limited by the bus speeds on all current smartphones.

        Ideally, all flagship phones in 2013 should have 32-64Gb internal AND the option of an expansion slot.

  • Guy Pierce

    To good to be true. Nuff’ said!

  • https://twitter.com/#!/fitman88 Fitman88

    Is this really a phone?? Because all I see is bezel!

    • EC8CH

      I’ve got a fever…

      and the only prescription is more Bezel!

      • https://twitter.com/#!/fitman88 Fitman88

        What phone you gonna go with? London Gentleman, or wait. No, no, no. Hold on. Blackbeard’s Delight.

        No, I’m getting a special phone… It’s called Sex Bezel by Sony. It’s illegal in nine countries… Yep, the bezel almost covers up the entire screen, so you know it’s good!

  • Trevor

    Good thing for those extra 0.7 megapixels.

  • imns

    It looks like an OG Droid (without the sliding keyboard, of course)

  • Trueblue711

    Is this going to be a part of the XPERIA line?

  • Joe

    Relax, I’m sure that’s not what it looks like.

  • GarHIII

    Nope.

  • normmcgarry

    Except megapixels mean nothing except huge filesize on a phone. Give me a high quality sensor. Nokia has a new phone coming out with a 41 megapixel camera and it is horrible. No better than the last Nokia Windows phone, which had a great camera, btw.

    • Tyler Durden

      You obviously haven’t seen samples. Gtfo

      • normmcgarry

        If I wasn’t under an NDA, I’d punch you in the face with facts about it. In fact, on second thought, I shouldn’t have even commented about it originally. Comment edited.

        • Tyler Durden

          Bring it homie, I ain’t scurred

          • normmcgarry

            No seriously, I can’t. But it sucks.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Everyone coming with a Snapdragon 800 and at least 2GB. Good to see spec parity from the OEMs.

  • notechnomo

    this would be pretty darn close to perfect if the bezel was not so freaking ginormous!

  • Jeff C

    yea wtf is that thing?

  • Jeff C

    is that an LG Chocolate?

    • Taylor Abrahamson

      I physically LOLed quite loud. Thanks for that!

    • dee

      Hahaha best comment here

  • duh

    And zero possibility we’ll see it on VZW.

    • Tyler Durden

      With T mobile catching up quick.. I couldn’t care less where it ends up carrier wise. O just know I’ll enjoy no contracts and new phones.

      • https://www.facebook.com/aaron.williams.125 Champion1229

        T mobile will never come even close to Verizon in terms of coverage and customer support! Those are basically the only two things keeping me from changing, if there was ever a carrier that offered Verizon’s coverage, support, amazing LTE speeds and true unlimited data then I would switch but until then I will just keep my Droid Razr because who really needs the latest and greatest phone when you have a N7 tablet?

        • Nw_adventure

          The same latest and greatest N7 tablet that is lacking the update to Google Maps ?

        • Tyler Durden

          So by your logic they should stop making phones now. Makes sense.

          • https://www.facebook.com/aaron.williams.125 Champion1229

            More like by my logic they should stop making phones that cost $600 off contract! If OEM’s would work more on lowering the end cost to consumers they would sell a lot more units but instead they insist on following the $600-$800 pricing models!

        • Cowboydroid

          I’ve been comparing T-mobile and Verizon here in Dallas, and have found no noticeable difference in speed or coverage.

          “Customer Service” is a lame duck excuse. REAL customer service is not having problems in the first place that cause people to call customer service!

          • mos0ne

            That’s awesome news…we can all leave VZW since everyone lives in Dallas and never leaves the city limits! A two way radio works just as well on that premise.

          • Cowboydroid

            Sorry I haven’t been able to do a world tour for you, but I’ve also compared coverage when I’ve traveled. Coverage is also comparable in New Mexico. So it would seem that Tmobile is not exactly the black hole that people make it out to be.

          • https://www.facebook.com/aaron.williams.125 Champion1229

            Who do you plan on calling when your OEM sends out a half-assed update or when your 4G LTE SIM card decides to randomly fry itself one day? REAL customer service is a company willing to do whatever it takes to keep and please a customer. Verizon has done this for me several times even though the cause of the issue wasn’t necessarily even their fault and every time they were MORE than willing to send out replacement phones or SIM cards and when HTC was having the whole debacle with the Thunderbolt they overnighted me a total of 3 different devices…all at no charge to me! I don’t know about you but it is nice knowing that if there is ever a problem, I only have one company to contact instead of having to deal with calling the OEM, Google, the carrier, etc. just to solve a problem!

          • Cowboydroid

            You mean the same half-assed updates Verizon has sent to my Galaxy Nexus? I cut that cord long ago and installed custom ROMs. So much for “real” customer support. Verizon is 100% responsible for the updates they provide. They INSIST upon being so.

            Sim cards do not randomly fry themselves at any appreciable rate. And if it does, you just do the same as you would with any carrier…you go to the store and get a new one.

        • michael arazan

          Coverage Yes, CS No. Many of times I’ve called customer support and have had to give them answers to questions and sources, recommending Droid-Life and XDA to several of them to read to help them out while never getting my original questions answered because they didn’t know.

          If you do act freindly and curtious to the younger sounding reps at verizon, they do sneak out some rumors they’ve heard around the office sometimes, like when I was asking about 4.1.1 update and they were right on the money (unofficially).

          Just remember to be kind and courteous to CR reps because they are people too and and get yelled at by customers for grief “Corporate” has caused.