Sony Xperia Honami coming September 4th? New report suggests ‘yes’

August 19, 2013

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From the moment that Sony sent out invites to its pre-IFA press event, one question has undoubtedly been on the minds of every Sony fan out there: Will we finally get to see the Xperia Honami?

Earlier this month a somewhat dubious-looking teaser debuted on the Chinese Digi Wo forums, supposedly ‘confirming’ the Honami’s launch date would coincide with Sony’s IFA press event. Of course one teaser image on a random Chinese forum does not a confirmation make.

Adding the weight of Businessweek behind the Honami unveiling date certainly makes the rumor more convincing, but as always, speculation is advised.

Looking for more proof? Citing two insider sources that are “familiar with the matter”, Bloomberg Businessweek is now reporting that Sony will in fact show off its next flagship on the 4th. Not many other details were revealed by the sources, other than a comment suggesting the device will feature imaging technology developed for Sony’s cameras and ultra-high definition TVs.

Adding the weight of Businessweek behind the Honami unveiling date certainly makes the rumor more convincing, but as always, speculation is advised.

Assuming that the Honami (aka i1) is unveiled on the 4th of September, what kind of specs are we talking about exactly? If the rumor mill has it right, the handset should feature a Snapdragon 800 processor, accompanied by 2GB of RAM. Other specs may include a 20MP back cam, a 3,000 mAh battery, and a 5-inch display. A Mini version of the device is also said to be in the works.

So what do you think, excited to see what Sony has to offer with the Honami or are you more interested in the upcoming Galaxy Note 3?

Comments

  • xperia i1 honami

    The xperia i1 is my dream phone. I didn’t see it yet but I’m sure that it will be awesome

  • MasterMuffin

    “… forum does not a confirmation make.” :D

    • Andrew Grush

      That wasn’t a typo if that is what you are indicating. It was my shot at Yoda-esque speaking.. or sarcastic speech, or something like that. :) lol.

      • MasterMuffin

        I was thinking if it is a joke, but commented it anyway and got my answer :D

        • Andrew Grush

          You had me curious where it actually came from once you commented on it, lol. So I looked it up: Apparently the source of the idiom is from a comment by Aristotle, as “One swallow does not a summer make”. It’s early in my timezone (around 9ish) – so way to make me think! :P Anyway, thanks for commenting!

  • Anzilleo Kristello Mozihim

    Interested in the Honami more than the Note III.
    If all speculations are right and the Honami is what all the hype is, I might trade in my Xperia ZL.

  • cycad007

    I’m hoping the Honami beats the sh** out of the Note III. Go Sony!

    • Pradeep Viswanathan R

      Note 3 and Honami technically fall under different product segments.

      • Joshua Hill

        Tell that to the author of the article. ‘So what do you think, excited to see what Sony has to offer with the Honami or are you more interested in the upcoming Galaxy Note 3?’

  • Rob

    This is absolutely my next phone. The camera and inclusion of micro SD are my devising factors!

  • Joshua

    Well then, all that’s left is for everyone to pull out their wallets.

  • End in sight

    I so badly want a Sony device. I just hope they make a size to fit my hand, my eyes and my wallet.

  • Timmy

    If it would come with a removable battery, then I’d likely get one. Otherwise, I’ll have to pass. Looks like a great phone otherwise.