Sony Honami benchmarked, has full HD screen and Snapdragon 800

July 30, 2013
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Sony Honami benchmark

If you’re waiting around for the Sony Honami to show itself, I’m right there with you. What sounds like a monster device could end up being my next smartphone. Then again, Sony hasn’t been great at bringing stellar devices to the US in a timely fashion, so it’s best to be cautiously optimistic.

The Honami may not be much different in that respect, but it has popped up on the benchmarking site GFXBench. Using the build model of C6903, this is believed to be the Honami we’ve all been talking about, unless Sony somehow slipped one past the rumor goalie. A quick rundown shows it clocks in at 2GHz, though the crew at Xperia blog think it will touch the 2.2GHz threshold of the Xperia Z Ultra, which is consistent with what we’ve been hearing.

The Honami is also sporting the Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974), and that slick Adreno 330 for graphics. It’s got Android 4.2.2 as well, which is probably a good compromise for an OEM like Sony with such a thin layer on top of Android.

In maybe the most surprising note on the benchmark is the screen resolution. GFX notes the screen size is 1794 x 1080, meaning we’ve got a full HD screen on the Honami. If Sony gets the colors on this one right, look out. Your Chromacast remote just got a whole lot prettier.

Now that the Honami has hit the FCC, and been benchmarked, let’s hope that rumored launch date of late September holds up. After the Xperia, a great Honami device would be great for Sony.

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