Sony Honami mini: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, 2GB RAM, 20MP camera

Sony Honami mini: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, 2GB RAM, 20MP cameraOne of the emerging smartphone trends of recent times is to release a “mini” version of your flagship, even if the small chap is worlds apart from its big broski. Yes, we’re looking at you, Samsung.

Following that trend, we’re told to expect a Sony Honami mini, though – to be fair – it actually sounds pretty freakin’ impressive.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 mini was laughable, and the HTC One mini perhaps less so, but we’re tentatively raising an eyebrow at this Sony Honami mini.

It’s leaked in words on the Esato forums by someone called “randomuser”, which doesn’t exactly scream: “Geniune!” But let’s take a look-see, anyway. Can’t do any harm.

Supposedly, Sony Honami mini specs will include a 4.3in 720p display for starters. Yep, that’s the same as the HTC One mini. No surprises there.

However, other Sony Honami specs include a monstrous 20.7MP rear camera (as found on the yet-to-be-annouced Sony Honami), speedy Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.2GHz, and a full 2GB of RAM.

Throw in a 2,400mAh battery, and we’re sold!

If true, the Sony Honami mini could sell by the bucketload. As manufacturers unashamedly continue to focus on larger displays, a growing number of people are holding out for a pocket-friendly phone with face-punching specs.

It’s been pointed out before that a smaller phone doesn’t necessarily need top-of-the-range internals, and/or that they’d melt the phone. But maybe we’ll see some laptop-style heat pipes.

Or maybe it’s all just a load of nonsense.

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4 comments

Marekj  Aug. 19, 2013 at 19:50

How was the s4 mini laughable compared to the HTC One mini? It seems to trump it in every area (bar screen PPI) according to reviews.

Genuine question - I'm actually in the market for one of these 'mini' handsets.

lcurdie / MOD  Aug. 19, 2013 at 21:04

I didn't mean that the HTC One mini was a better phone, necessarily. I just think it's more convincing as a mini version of the flagship it's based on.

Maybe that's because the Samsung Galaxy S4 design is fairly unremarkable, and because Samsung releases a new phone every second week. Would anyone have noticed if the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini touched down as the Samsung Galaxy Ghost?

The cynical part of our Mobo-brain thinks they're cheekily trying to sell units by association, while the HTC One mini immediately stands out as a mini HTC One.

AhmadCentral  Aug. 19, 2013 at 22:28

Sony Honami will be released first week of October in the UK.

You heard it here first ;)

Disclaimer: I may be wrong.

judgey  Aug. 19, 2013 at 22:48

Since the sony z (yes i have it) they just getting better (about time) i was a samsung fan but now for sure im sony sony sony!

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