Sony Honami’s 20MP rear camera seemingly confirmed in pics

Sony Honami’s 20MP rear camera seemingly confirmed in picsNot content with the Sony Xperia Z and – more recently – the Sony Xperia Z Ultra, the Japanese manufacturer is thought to be working on a 20MP handset codenamed Honami.

Courtesy of some leaked pics, we have apparent confirmation of the Sony Honami’s 20MP rear shooter.

If you squint at the left of the pic above, you might just be able to make out XX.XMP beside the camera lens on the purported Sony Honami. That brings to mind the XXMP found on the Nokia EOS camera cover before it officially launched as the Lumia 1020.

Look on the right, however, and the Sony Honami software confirms a rear camera resolution of 5248 x 3936 pixels, which is 20,656,128 (thanks, calculator), or 20MP. Heck, 20.7MP, even.

Other rumoured Sony Honami specs include a 5in 1080p display (same on paper as the Sony Xperia Z), quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor (as found in the Sony Xperia Z Ultra), 2MP front camera, 2GB of RAM, and – thankfully – a microSD slot to expand upon the base 16GB.

You can also expect a 3,000mAh battery, NFC (Near Field Communication), and IPX5/7 waterproof certification.

The Sony Honami is widely expected to launch as the Sony Xperia i1 at IFA 2013 in Berlin next month, alongside the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. That’s two more phones of interest than Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress managed this year.

via: GSMArena

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tapi  Aug. 3, 2013 at 17:14

Sony always seem to have good camera phones - I still fondly remember my k800i which seemed awesome for the time.
I do hope that they aren't simply packing the megapixels in though (the resolution seems to infer that that's going to be the case) as I'm not sure that I want or need to be capturing 5248x3936 on my phone. Nokia at least seem to be trying for differentiation by pursuing quality/adaptability with smaller res, but higher initial capture. I can't comment on if they've achieved it as I haven't yet got my grubby mitts on a pureview!
My own personal preference is for the best quality, most manageable pictures on my smartphone - with a dedicated camera to take those huge pictures to play around with later. I may be in the minority and heck, we know that the high figures are going to attract buyers anyway, but I think focussing (no pun intended) on quality and features needs to be the target of smartphone makers.

JanSt / MOD  Aug. 3, 2013 at 20:02

I too had a K750i - to this day some of the pics I took with it are amongst my favourite.
I was not, however, impressed with photos I took when I played with the Z.

And judging by the images it seems Sony aren't too fussed, either - they couldn't bother with 2 LEDs or, gawd forbid, a Xenon flash.


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