Sony i1 Honami specs allegedly leaked, and we’re hoping it’s a Nexus device.

by: Nate SwannerJune 17, 2013


If a recent report is true, and we sort of hope it is, the upcoming Sony i1 Honami is a monster device. Allegedly shown in the blurry pic you see below, not much can be learned about the aesthetics of the device. The specs being mentioned, however, are something to behold.

If you’re wondering what a true next generation device would have under the hood, look no further:

  • 5.0-inch screen at 1920×1080, 2000:1 Contrast Ratio
  • Snapdragon 800, clocked at 2.3 ghz
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 3000mAh battery
  • NFC
  • WIFI Miracast
  • 32 GB Internal memory, with MicroSD slot
  • 4G LTE
  • IR Remote
  • 2/3″ 20/13 MP Exmor RS camera with Sony G lens, a Cybershot Camera, and Interchangeable lenses
  • BlueTooth 4.0
  • 1080p, 2.2 Megapixel front camera
  • Android 4.2.2
  • Shatterproof front glass
  • Metal and/or Carbon Fiber shell

In addition to that, we could see a revised Xperia UI, S-Master MX mobile audio amplifier, and dual speakers. The report also suggests an improved stamina mode, so that big battery could last quite a while. All told, this is one device that will turn heads, Sony or not. If we’re making a wish list, we hope this list of goodies is really a Sony Nexus 5. The report suggests the device will make an appearance in the fall, and with Google giving I/O back to developers, it’s clear the fall is Nexus time. Sony makes really nice devices, and a Nexus phone could give them a needed lift back into smartphone prominence.

Sony Honami leaked pic

  • Jean-Claude

    No waterproof? And please have a decent speaker for God’s sake Sony. I dont want to make the same mistake I did with the One X

    • Daniel Carvalho

      It is waterproof. He says that it has IP58. I just hope this is all true…

      • Jean-Claude

        I really think it is… And I’m not really into the fact that it should be only a nexus device… I like to switch between between the roms (stock and Xperia UI) from time to time.

        • Daniel Carvalho

          Unfortunately, I don´t have an Android device. I already played with some, but not enough to compare in person. I´m still with Nokia 5800 and Symbian. :(
          I don´t really care about with UI it has, as long as it is fast and intuitive.

          • John Holmes

            @Daniel Carvalho – Your patience for the last 4 years is admirable. How can you stand to use your phone when you could get a free phone that is 50x better?

          • Daniel Carvalho

            Free phone where? Only if it is in a US carrier. I’m from Portugal. In here, subsidized phones are really expensive. For example: Galaxy S4 costs 400-600 in a two year contract, depending on the amount of money you want to spend per month. Our carriers don´t appreciate low price contracts. That and internet on the phone. Right now, the average amount of data that they give per month is about 200-300MB. That’s too low for me. I really envy US citizens and they’re carriers with unlimited data.

          • John Holmes

            Ohhh yaaaa, sorry. I forgot about that.
            Sprint is the last of the big 4 carriers here in the US that has unlimited data. I’m trying to hang on to my Verizon unlimited, but I’m 99% sure they will get rid of it completely next year (or will charge $100/mo for it).

          • Daniel Carvalho

            I know that you probably don’t understand portuguese, but for you to have just an ideaof how much we all pay and what we get.
            PS: But I think that, in the long term, things around here will get better


          • End in sight

            Yeah, too bad about the data. My first Android phone three years ago came with 5gb per month. Sadly, I went over the limit that first month.

  • Kyle

    Please please let this come to vzw!

    • MSmith79

      Verizon doesn’t get the good phones anymore, and when they do, it’s months after their competitors. I’m leaving them for that reason alone. I thought I was stuck with them because of their service, but I borrowed a family member’s AT&T phone and used it for a week and surprisingly got better service. VZW….Goodbye!

      • John Holmes

        And when VZW does eventually get some of the flagship phones, they are sure to lock the boot-loader. I hate VZW but have no other true competitors here. AT&T service is no good here – they won’t have 4G in my state probably ever, while VZW has strong LTE signals in rural towns of 5,000 citizens. I need unlimited data, so I’m hoping for a Nexus5 with ~$300 price tag to allow me to keep my unlimited data plan. However, I’m sure VZW is going to axe the plan for all the grand-fathered in people next year, exactly 2 years after they stopped offering unlimited data. 2 years to cycle out all the unlimited “leechers”…man, VZW just keeps getting worse and worse. The only improvements they make is with their network. Every single policy and product they change is worse for the customer and an obvious money-grab for VZW. *Rant over*

  • Rilo

    Interchangable lens and a 20 megapixel shooter? nope. not happening and no thanks! Oh, and microsd, nope. not on a nexus!

    • Tim Glaser

      I think that line about the camera stuff is actually detailing several devices. Although, perhaps not. Interchangeable lenses would be very interesting on a point and shoot. I have a hard time imagining how they would implement that, and with the tiny sensor, I’m not sure the cost/size penalties would be worth it.

    • MasterMuffin

      Definetely not a Nexus. It would be way too expensive and (as you said) there’s a micro sd card slot, no Nexus shall have that

    • It will be turned into a Nexus user experience device.

    • Simon Belmont

      It could be one of those Google Edition (GE) phones. You know, like the HTC One GE and SGS4 GE.

      The SGS4 GE has a microSD card slot. This would be a fantasticly spec’d phone, if true.

  • Mark Long

    4.2.2 rules this phone out as the Nexus 5, that and the fact that LG is making the Nexus 5. Come on guys.

    • Tim Glaser

      What does 4.2.2 have to do with a phone that would potentially come out in Oct/Nov?

      • John Holmes

        ‘cuz the Nexus5 is supposedly going to be debuting Android 5.0.

    • Thanks for the inside information on an unannounced device name and manufacturer, Google employee.

    • Simon Belmont

      Haha. There’s no guarantee that LG is making the Nexus 5.

      LG basically said it would LIKE to make it, given the opportunity. They’re probably working on one, but it doesn’t mean things are set in stone….yet.

  • SeraZR™

    definitely not a nexus
    the price would be just too high :S

    • APai

      it’s probably a nexus experience – that would do too! nexus usually means no microsd slot

  • Deo Reyes

    i wonder what they meant about the battery, “it could last a while”

  • Timmy

    Very nice. Will be interesting to see this match up against the Note 3.

  • I love nexus

    A device with microsd slot doesn’t really seem to be a nexus :)

  • Justin Rebar

    A Sony Nexus? Shut up and take my money!

    • Lisandro O Oocks

      Just read the first 4 bullet points of the specs, my mouth started to water

  • WarGasm

    They probably mean a Nexus EXPERIENCE device….which I’d also love to see on this….
    Probably wouldnt buy though

    • Justin Rebar

      Id buy, I do wish Sony would get a run at a true Nexus too.

      • Simon Belmont

        Ugh. Why did I read your name as Justin Bieber. :(

        That is so sad. In fact, I’m sorry. :P

  • APai

    no gorilla, ….clearly not a beast :P

    • WarGasm

      I see what you did there…

  • morgan

    the rival is gonna be de mi3 i think…

  • /want

  • Jimmy

    the 3000mAh battery worries me…..

  • Jimmy

    the 3000mAh battery worries me….

  • Luka Mlinar

    I don’t like the sound of a Sony Nexus and i have 2 Sony phones.

  • Mark

    “and Interchangeable lenses” ? Are you sure? Can it fly?

  • Mark

    “and Interchangeable lenses” ? Are you sure? Can it fly?

  • Sky Ang

    holy molly snapdragon 800 and HD screen

  • Simon Belmont

    If this is one of those Google Edition phones, I’d be strongly inclined to buy. I want a Snappy 800 in my next phone and I want it to be a Nexus (or Nexus-like).

    These specifications, though, sound almost too good to be true. But, who knows, we may get to have our cake and eat it too.

  • <– just look at my avatars reaction to it ^_^

  • Ravynmagi

    That picture at the bottom seems suspiciously too blurry. Who’s phone camera and picture taking skills are THAT BAD?

    Might as well claim it’s BIgfoot too.

    • John Holmes

      Ya and especially if it really is a phone with specs anywhere close to those above. The person taking the pic would know how important proof would be and wouldn’t take such a bad pic. I don’t even know how you could take a picture that bad.

  • satsmine2k4

    If they announce this on the 25th and it really happens to be a Nexus version. It could be the only announcement that could make me hold off on buying an S4 Nexus…

  • Subham

    Just Amazing! WoW :o

  • Ivan Myring

    I want this as a nexus

  • Magnetic1

    Because of Qualcomm, the only thing that beats the chinese phones already out with 1080p displays is the 4G LTE. I don’t think anyone else can do 4G LTE with a snapdragon 800 performance other than Q.

  • End in sight

    OK. Enough talk. Take my money.

  • Larkhillv

    If this were the next Nexus phone, it would truly be a leap from the previous Nexus. With those specs (and a competitive price point) these things will sell like hot cakes. Even if it’s priced at $350-400, as opposed to the $300 price tag of the N4, I think for those specs and Sony’s excellent build quality, people would be willing to pay that much, especially when considering it’d be unlocked.

  • Jack

    Nexus wouldn’t have an SD card slot

  • Omar A. A.

    If the rumors are true……..
    I’d sell my present Xperia Z to buy that one. Leavealone I bought it a month ago.