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Sony’s Honami Device Pictured With 20MP Sensor and G Lens

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The Honami device from Sony has been making rounds across the web for some time, with press renders and other spec details leaking like crazy. The newest leak shows off what Sony has in store for the device’s back-facing camera. According to a leak from Vietnamese site Tinhte, the device’s camera has been pictured featuring Sony’s G Lens technology with an XX.X indicator for the megapixels. 

A photo was taken of the camera’s software, showing off a setting for 20MP and a full resolution of 5248 x 3936. Yeah, that’s a massive photo. For other specs, it was previously reported that the device will feature a Snapdragon 800 chipset, 2GB of RAM, a 3,000mAh battery and a 5″ 1080p display.

Many OEMs have been focusing on the shooter aspect of their devices, something which we are all for, but it is possible to overdo it. Once the Honami is launched, we will be interested in seeing this device stack up against the other top devices of the time.

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Via: GSM Arena | Tinhte

  • DaveIsAwesome

    I wonder how the MP are calculated? According to the picture 8MP at a 4:3 ratio is 3840×2448, so shouldn’t 16MP be 7680×4676, yet 20MP is only 5248×3936?

    • serotheo

      MP is literally a count of individual pixels, calculating 3840×2448 would result in some 8 million pixels, 7680×4676 is 2x each parameter ending up in quadruple the MP count, therefore 32MP.

  • Sqube

    That’s a refreshingly unblurry picture.

    That said, I’m still not sure what we’re supposed to do with all these megapixels when lenses and whatnot seem to be just as mediocre as they’ve always been.

  • Butters619

    G Lens – It’s like Instagram filters for the hood.

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

    Is that a glass back?

  • TylerChappell

    And the meaningless battle of megapixels continues. The sensors in these stupid devices are physically too small to really capture that much data.

  • jer85008

    It’s bezel-rrific. Looks like a mini 2nd gen N7.

  • http://twitter.com/Mr_Esquire_K Iron_Catastrofe

    Another phone Verizon will never see. Love my coverage, but maaan Verizon shafts us on the great devices.

    • Tyler Durden

      This won’t be on any carrier

      • Michael

        dude your as annoying as Verizon

        • Tyler Durden

          Good to know. 10 points for Gryffindor !

          PS. It’s *you’re*

          • Verizon

            That is awesome!

      • Verizon

        Yep, I see this as an Asian market phone only. Europe maybe, but not in the US.

      • http://twitter.com/Mr_Esquire_K Iron_Catastrofe

        Just speaking about phones as a whole. Any phone that’s at least within the US market either is an AT&T exclusive or you can pick it up on t-mobile. (also take the route of picking up any non-us phone and throwing a sim card in it) Verizon customers are very limited on their available “options”

        • Verizon

          We just have to wait for VoLTE to make things even more complicated.

  • jnt

    Is Kellen at the Moto thing now?

    • Michael

      yea

      • jnt

        Thanks for the quick response to my completely off topic question… I gotta admit, this is kind of cool from a hype-building perspective… different than the normal way of doing it.

  • RoadsterHD1

    No Thanks,

  • Destroythanet

    20MP cameras on phones seem so unnecessary imo, considering even “retina” computer and tablet screens can’t display pics at anywhere near this resolution. Are a ton of people really making super hi-res prints of their smartphone photos?

    • staticx57

      If this can be used as a driver for more important things such as light sensitivity then i’m all for it. Besides I almost always have my phone, my DSLR not so much. I have a much better chance of having that phone when an opportunity presents itself so why not have a quality camera in the phone?

    • Al-Burrit0

      20 mp unnessary? Tell that to Nokia with their 42 mp camera on the 1020.

      • Destroythanet

        Ok, I will lol. Nokia, 42MP cameras on your phones are unnecessary, considering even “retina” computer and tablet screens can’t display pics at anywhere near this resolution. Are a ton of people really making super hi-res prints of their smartphone photos?

        • Resolution

          Actually, any of these devices could display a 42mp image, it would just have to be zoomed in. This gives the user much more flexibility when editing/cropping the picture.

      • Nokia

        To be fair the Nokia 1020 is actually really a 5MP sensor in practice. It is just because of some tricky sensor engineering work that they can market it as a 42mp camera.

        • Destroythanet

          It’s really 5MP? Interesting to hear. I’ll have to read up on this.

          • zionlion02

            It takes a 41 MP picture, and a 5 each time. The 5 is the one tht goes to sites like FB, Instagram, texting, etc. Check out the reviews of the camera. It’s pretty amazing actually.

            I think the idea with these is to completely get rid of the point and shoot. 20MP is fairly normal in higher end point and shoot cameras. So to not have to carry two pieces of technology, and also not have to use a Galaxy Zoom, is pretty cool in my opinion. If you arent on Verizon, you can just take your phone on vacation and get the same pics you’d get on your 16MP point and shoot camera, with no need to bring other stuff. I like that.

            I took an N9 to europe year ago, and no camera. While at the end of the day I wish I had a camera, it took pretty awesome pictures overall and I didnt miss much. I just have gotten into photography more since.

            Just some info.

          • Destroythanet

            Thanks. For me, the lack of optical zoom is a bigger problem than a lack of megapixels when comparing a phone’s camera to a dedicated point and shoot.

          • zionlion02

            Yeah definitely. I have a Cannon HS260 now, and it has a 21x optical zoom. It’s pretty incredible for a point and shoot. For most people, the above or Nokia 1020 would prob do fine. Def give the reviews a look though – the main benefit of the 41MP is the ability to do lossless zoom. You’d be shocked how far you can zoom in after the picture is taken without quality loss. Pretty cool stuff!

            Totally with you overall though. Most camera phones aren’t QUITE there yet.

    • Travillion

      While I don’t think my cameraphone needs that many pixels so I can make ginormous prints out of them, the pixels can be utilized for good purposes like better low light sensitivity and better crops (because, you know, zoom turns out so nicely on cameraphones….). I initially thought Nokia was ridiculous for proposing a 42 mp camera on the 1020 because I thought it was just an example of the “MP wars,” but after reading up on it I think it could be useful.

  • TSK

    Very patiently and calmly, moto y u no let me see?

  • Jack Hoffman

    Because…why?

    • JoshGroff

      Tech companies ask not why, but why not.

  • staticx57

    Chances of this coming to Verizon?

    • Verizon

      None. No Sony on Verizon that I can remember.

      • Radgatt

        Xperia Play

        • Verizon

          Touche. I forgot all about that.

          • http://Twitter.com/ContestsAccount bigrob60

            Well Verizon, you do have a history of forgetting about phones.

          • Verizon

            LOL!

          • TylerChappell

            So did everyone else.

          • JoshGroff

            I have one sitting in my center console. I am the <1%.

      • Michael

        go put your head in a hole.

        • Verizon

          WTF? What did I do to you?

          • staticx57

            Got rid of unlimited data to start with!

          • Verizon

            Unlimited it still there. You just have to pay a hell of a lot more for it.

          • CasperTFG

            Verizon, can you breakdown the Federal tax surcharges listed on our bills?

          • Verizon

            Sure….
            This first one is for your local 911
            That one is a charge for using wireless in the US.
            That one there is because someone told us to put it there.
            This one is to fund the NSA’s new programs.
            This next one goes to fund hookers for the Secret Service.
            This one funds hookers for other departments.
            This last one is for “Ice Cream Party Thursday”.
            and the last one on the list is because there are starving people in the world and we don’t want them to have money.

            I hope that helps.

          • JoshGroff

            I lost it at ice cream party Thursday.

          • Verizon

            Everyone needs ice cream.

          • http://twitter.com/Mr_Esquire_K Iron_Catastrofe

            *hits forehead* My bill makes SO much sense now, thanks Verizon =D

          • Bigwavedave25

            +1… that response was amazeballz.

          • Michael

            you’re so annoying.

          • Verizon

            How am I annoying exactly?

          • Michael

            you comment too much–adds nothing to the conversation. get a life.

          • Verizon

            You are commenting on my commenting? Find your own life there buddy.

      • Captain Spaulding

        You suck,Verizon.

        • Verizon

          WTH?

          • Captain Spaulding

            No Sony Honami! ;)

          • Verizon

            Ahhhh, well how about the Droid Ultra?

          • Captain Spaulding

            OK, you don’t suck that bad.

          • Verizon

            You know I really want to reply with some sort of “That’s what I told your girlfriend last night” comments, but I’m going to take the high road.

          • Captain Spaulding

            lol

      • staticx57

        Xperia Play is all I can think of

  • Charlie R.

    And Verizon customers will never see it.

    • T4rd

      I doubt any US carriers will see it except for maybe AT&T or T-Mobile 6 months after its international launch. Sony has said they’re focusing on Aisan markets when the Xperia Z launched and it shows.

    • Verizon

      Technically, you can see it all you want. You just can’t use it.

      • Charlie R.

        Ha! Touche.

    • Tyler Durden

      All carriers *

      • Tyler Durden

        Uh myself up voted me. I’m scared

  • Dorian Brooks

    xenon flash?????

    • Eric

      Looks like LED to me.

  • Vegeta
    • coh303

      ^ THIS

  • jbdan

    Why does this seem trivial compared to what we’re all really waiting for :)
    (yea the X)

    • http://twitter.com/Mr_Esquire_K Iron_Catastrofe

      Because there are those that don’t want a Motorola device? (not including me) but there are quite a few people who have been looking out for this phone in particular

      • jbdan

        I think it surely might be a brilliant device. My fever for the X overcame me this afternoon

  • Ryan N

    Wow the Moto X in this story looks a lot like the Honami device!

    Wait…