Sony Xperia i1 Honami visits FCC, October launch confirmed
The appearance of the Sony Xperia i1 Honami at the FCC has confirmed that the smartphone is scheduled for a launch sometime in October, though no other details can be gleaned from the filing owing to Sony’s request to keep everything a secret.
Sony’s Honami just can’t help but peek out to say hello to us every now and then, which has gotten us a complete look at its camera features and allegedly its design as well in multiple leaks in the past. Now, the Honami has appeared in an FCC filing, and Sony’s “confidentiality” request to the certification agency has finally given us a time frame for the CyberShot camera-toting smartphone’s release.
The FCC report pretty much confirms an October launch of the device, as Sony has requested that all details of the Honami remain a secret before “2013-09-30,” after which the “formal market launch” will take place. The FCC has naturally fulfilled said request given how except for a software version mentioning “honami”, no photos or hardware details are available for snooping eyes (though it does reveal that the device is capable of handling GSM, UMTS, LTE, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.0 EDR), but hey, at least we know when we can expect to be able to get one for ourselves.
The Honami is expected to sport a 20-megapixel camera with Sony’s G Lens and Bionz image processor for superior image quality, 5-inch 1080p Triluminos Opticontrast display, the beastly Snapdragon 800 chipset accompanied by 2GB of RAM, IP 55/57 water- and dust-protection, a 3,000mAh battery to provide the juice for the dazzling hardware, and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with a new and improved Sony UI.