If you haven’t heard of the Sony Xperia i1 (codenamed “Honami”), you must’ve been sleeping under a rock for the past few weeks; it’s the worst kept secret in the history of secrets; the only thing left to do is formally announce the bloomin’ thing.
With that announcement expected to go down on September 4, we’re hearing that the Sony "Honami" Xperia i1 will land with fancy tech from the Japanese manufacturer’s cameras and HDTVs.
Credit here goes to Bloomberg, which points a thankful finger at “two people familiar with the matter” who asked “not to be identified because the details haven’t been disclosed.”
Specifically, they’re saying that the Sony “Honami” Xperia i1 will adopt “X-Reality” picture-enhancement chips as found on Bravia TVs, and Cyber-shot camera sensors.
Of course, the headline feature on the Sony “Honami” Xperia i1 is its 20MP rear camera, as confirmed in several pictures.
Other Sony “Honami” Xperia i1 specs are thought to include a 5in 1080p display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, and 3,000mAh battery.
Without mentioning the Xperia i1 specifically, Sony has confirmed it’ll hold a launch event on September 4, just a few hours ahead of Samsung’s (Galaxy Note 3, probably). Clearly neither manufacturer is capable of waiting till September 6, when IFA 2013 opens its doors officially.