Alleged Sony Honami camera sample confirms 20.7-megapixel shooter

by: Chris SmithAugust 11, 2013

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A fresh alleged camera sample image apparently taken with the Sony Honami has been spotted online, confirming that the device will indeed pack a 20-megapixel shooter, as previously rumored.

The image itself isn’t groundbreaking – we’re looking at a bike in this one – but we’re interested in the EXIF data which reveals more interesting details about the device that took the photo.

Assuming that the data hasn’t been tampered with, we learn that the picture was taken on August 10 by a certain Taylor Li with a C6902 device whose camera is made by Sony and has a resolution of 5248 x 3936 (or 20.65-megapixel), a 4:3 aspect ratio and f/2.0 aperture.

The C6902 is believed to be the Sony Honami (rumored product name for the device is Xperia i1), with the device having received GCF certification on August 9. For what it’s worth, the Honami has also received FCC certification.

Sony Honami camera sample

The Sony Honami is expected to be the next-gen 5-inch Sony flagship smartphone, which will be unveiled during a special media event on September 4 – on the same date, the Galaxy Note 3 from Samsung will also become official.

In addition to the already mentioned 5-inch Full HD display and 20.7-megapixel camera with Sony G lens and BIONZ Image processing engine, the Sony Honami is also rumored to be waterproof and dustproof, and offer a 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, 3000mAh battery and Android Jelly Bean.

  • Undeadwolfy

    Any direct link to the source image…?

  • Bad Gateway

    Problems with highlight dynamic range, just as expected from a high pixel density sensor(without a multiple exposure HDR mode).

  • M3D1T8R

    16gb? Storage fail. Again and again. Moto X, LG G2, now this.. Even if this has an SD card slot. 2013 “flagships” all worse than my 96GB S3 from over a year ago (32+64SD). Should be 64GB built in standard by now. 32 minimum. Will keep waiting..

    • Ivan Myring

      How do you use that much storage?

      • M3D1T8R

        60GB+ of music, and I don’t want to have to carry a separate mp3 player. The whole point of “smart” phones, to serve multiple functions in one device. My old Ipod from eight years ago had 60GB. Of course that wasn’t flash. But memory is cheap now, no reason to not have at least that much on current high end devices retailing for $600-$700, other than companies trying to squeeze a few (literally) more dollars profit.

        • Andre Winters

          Thats why an SD card exists. I own the newest Ipod touch, which fits all my music needs. I want this phone for the hardware, so I can send emails, pull up apps quickly and have the best screen available on a phone. You know: grown up stuff. This is a high end entertainment device phone, if youre mad that is does conform to an ipod you owned 8 years ago, then thats too bad

          • M3D1T8R

            Right, and if they had spent an extra $5 or so manufacturing cost to include a reasonable amount of storage, you wouldn’t have needed to spend $300 or whatever on that 95% redundant Ipod.

            How is it a “high end entertainment device” if it can’t even play my music?

          • You did pay $150 more your 16GB extra didn’t you? Sounds like a terrible way to spend your money. as compared to investing in a decent pair of earphones. Flash memory is NOT as cheap as you think.

            And who carries 60GB+ of music around anyway? Do you seriously listen to any of them? Or is it there just to show off to people?

            Frankly anyone who needs more than 64GB for a smartphone has to get some help. USB OTG anyone?

          • Andre Winters

            I understand wanting to carry around a lot of music, and Im not dissing that fact, I am a musician with more that 100 gigs of music on my personal computer. My Ipod to me is to what a Camera is to a photographer, a specialized device needed for my field so I choose to carry it (plus I like to keep an eye on what apple is doing). I think SONY is going to fast internet processes, like streaming Pandora, youtube, spotify ect. Not really the static storage that an ipod is used for. personally I am ok with that, because I know I’ll never be able to carry everything from my computer around. If you give a mouse a cookie, they’ll be asking to fit 250 gigs in and processing speed will be garbage

          • VMX

            +1 To what Andre said.

  • endinsight

    Bring it on! I need a new phone soon!

  • Johnny
  • FRxUndftd

    thank god! i was so close to purchasing Xperia Z.. this is definitely worth the wait! i just hope Sony will keep the glass look for this phone. keep it coming…

    • Benjamin Rodriguez

      It’s a good thing you waited, this is gonna be much better in every way from display to battery to camera. And it’ll look even better AND do away with the headphone jack flap.

      Again, you’re lucky to have waited! xD