Martin mentioned the Sony Honami around a week ago, and begged: “please don't call it the Xperia One”.
Well, he wasn’t far off, as it happens. The rumour mill reckons the phone codenamed Honami (that's Honami Mitsui on the left, incidentally; no idea who she is) will hit shelves later this year as the Sony Xperia i1.
That’s the story according to Esato, though otherwise the Sony Honami/Xperia i1 rumour picture remains largely unchanged.
As such, you should expect Sony Xperia i1 specs to encompass a 5in 1080p display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.3GHz, 2GB of RAM, a 3,000mAh battery, and resistance to both water and dust. Nice.
However, the big talking point is the Sony Xperia i1’s rear camera, which is tipped to weigh in at the 16-20MP mark. Sony’s current flagship, the Sony Xperia Z, has a 13MP rear camera.
Word on the street suggests the Sony Xperia i1 will launch at IFA 2013 in Berlin, which is traditionally the birthing place of the new Samsung Galaxy Note.
Having focused on making smartphones thinner and lighter, then churning out devices with massive displays, manufacturers now appear to have turned their attentions back to cameras.
The Nokia EOS is tipped to arrive next week with an 808 PureView-style 41MP rear camera, and earlier this morning I scribbled a bit about the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom, with a 16MP rear snapper.