One 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.