Sony Honami camera, up close and personal

August 26, 2013
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    September 4 simply can’t get here fast enough.

    Once again, a device believed to be the Sony Honami makes an appearance, this time showing a closeup of the camera lens and flash. The “G” branding is there, lending credence to those rumors we’ve heard before about the lens carrying such a moniker, but has lost the previous spec details we’ve seen on the device.

    This macro picture also shows the curvature of the corners, as well as the fit of the back to the side of the phone. While no specs are given, it looks as if the back may be glass, or some sort of Corning composite material. Glass backed devices are beautiful, but could suffer the same fate as the Nexus 4, which is prone to slippage and breaks.

    We’ve already seen plenty of leaks and rumors, which are now starting to take shape. The dedicated camera button has been shown off, and we look forward to more pics ahead of the device launch (the image title of G-Lens-Mon suggests we’ll see many more). Close-ups of the camera button and lens are great, but we’d also like to see that rumored HD screen in action. Colors on the Xperia Z were a bit washed out, but the Xperia Z Ultra seemed to rectify those issues. We’d like to see just how the Honami (or whatever they’ll name it) will stack up to both of those devices.

    With this leak, Sony asks if they’ve captured our attention yet, as if they didn’t know we were eagerly anticipating the device. Their September 4 announcement at IFA will almost certainly showcase this device, and we’ll be there to check it out.

    Sony Honami G Lens

    The “G” lens is shown on an upcoming Sony device, believed to be the Honami

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    • Grman Rodriguez

      I hope this is finally the actually well made no compromises Sony I’ve been waiting for since 2012

      • Lisandro O Oocks

        It is but it’ll run WP8

    • Lee
    • mumusen

      No matter how good specs Sony puts in, they still can’t get the ball rolling and this upsets me to death. Look at Xperia Z. The screen is way below avg and camera? Gosh it provides camera lens to majority of high end phone makers yet their own camera lenses are beyond pathetic.
      I used to LOVE Sony’s devices. What has it done to itself *sad*

      • LordCupcake

        Have you seen a 1080p Triluminos display? They’re far from below avg and 99.9% chance to land on the Xperia Z1.

        As for the camera, we’ll just have to hope.

      • davort

        I’m a happy owner of an Xperia Z. True, the screen is not the best one out there, but it is very good. Oh, you meant the viewing angles are poor? Yup, could’ve been better, but you don’t really suffer because of that in everyday usage. Not at all, if you use it like people normally use a phone.
        The camera is awesome! Nice optics and absolutely splendid software. Did you actually use Xperia Z at all?

        • mumusen

          Yup. And felt lucky not owning it.

    • Greenwald

      What a piece of shite phone this is. Nokia Bandit will own this pile of dung with the 20mp camera, the 1020 already bitch slaps this useless pile of crap.

    • pytajnik

      omg this device is enormous… me no like :<

      • Joachim Nilsson

        Don’t worry, there’ll be a “mini” version as well. And unlike other “mini” manufacturers, Sony won’t compromise on specs just because it’s smaller (read: fits your hand better).

        I like the work Sony is doing. Shaping up their line-up, slowly but surely climbing higher and higher up. Just look at what they’ve done compared to two years ago!

        • davort

          Love the fact that they’re not planing to castrate the mini version. I can manage my Xperia Z with one hand, but it just feels a tad too big. I think Galaxy S2 was just the right size (4,3″) to be held in one hand comfortably, without fear that it could slip and crash on the ground.

          I’d also prefer if Sony would give up on this “protective foil” crap they pulled out with Z because it is prone to getting scratched rather easily.

          But all in all, I don’t see myself with a phone other than a Sony! :)

    • Wild World

      it’s clear that triluminos display beats AMOLED even Super LCD and IPS. Sony is rising again!

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