Mini versions of flagship phones always have numerous compromises when it comes to the hardware, but Sony is reportedly looking to change that with a mini version of its upcoming Honami flagship. 


According to a member of online forum Estato, Sony will be following in Samsung and HTC’s footsteps and releasing a smaller version of the Xperia i1 Honami – however, instead of downgrading the internals, the smaller Honami will sport pretty much the exact same specs as its bigger brother.

The only downgrades will apparently be the screen and battery – the screen will be a 4.3-inch TRILUMINOUS unit with a 720p resolution, and a 2,400mAh battery will be keeping things running.  The rest of the specs will remain the same, including the Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, and even the 20-megapixel CyberShot camera that is going to be the main selling point of the Honami, with the f/2.0 aperture and 1/2.3″ sensor remaining intact.

A certain segment of consumers has been asking for flagship Android smartphones with small screens for eons, and it looks like Sony may be the first to answer that call with the Honami mini. Of course, it’s too early to take any of this too seriously, but we’ll surely be keeping our fingers crossed for everyone that loves screen sizes that don’t require two hands for comfortable usage.

Via: Phone Arena