The upcoming 20-megapixel Sony Honami phone has appeared in leaked pictures that show off the device next to an Xperia Z, while once again confirming some of the camera features.
We’ve already glimpsed what is allegedly the Sony Honami in leaked pictures, which showed off an Xperia Z-like device that is supposed to end Android users’ wait for an awesome cameraphone on the lines of Nokia’s PureView devices thanks to a 20-megapixel CyberShot camera. Now some more pictures of the same device have leaked, this time giving us a side-by-side comparison with the Xperia Z and another look at its camera UI and features.
Except for a longer body and a different position of the front-facing camera, there are basically no differences in looks between the Honami and the company’s current flagship. The Xperia Z Ultra has pretty much the same design as well, so it’s likely Sony is looking to stick to this design language for some time to come. Not a bad thing, but having every new phone look like your other phone gets old very soon, the worst offender of which is – you guessed it – Samsung.
The Honami’s camera UI has been leaked in pictures before so there’s nothing new to see in that regard, except the text is in English this time and hence easily understandable. There are new features like Timeshift burst for selecting the best image from a series of pics (no doubt inspired by BlackBerry 10′s similarly named TimeShift feature), Picture effect for applying effects to photos, Social Live that apparently allows users to “broadcast live video to Facebook,” and an AR effect mode, which you can use for imposing Augmented Reality situations on your images. A lot of glitzy features, but hopefully the image quality of the camera will be where Sony is focusing most efforts.
The rumored specifications for Honami include a Snapdragon 800 chipset, 2 GB of RAM, 5-inch 1080p Triluminos Opticontrast display with X-Reality Engine, CyberShot camera with Sony G Lens and BIONZ image processor, new and improved Sony UI, IP 55/57 water- and dust-protection, 3000 mAh battery and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. An official announcement is expected at IFA Berlin on September 4th.
Anyone saving up to buy this beauty?
Source: Gadget Helpline