Purported Sony Honami press images hit the web ahead of handset’s announcement

June 29, 2013
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A new set of images reportedly showing the unannounced Sony Honami have hit the web, and this time around we’re apparently looking at press images for the device.

A couple of different sets of images said to show the Sony Honami (Xperia i1) have surfaced recently, with at least one report claiming that the handset in those pictures is the same one teased by Sony in its July 4 Paris media event invitation.

The device in the official teaser image was initially believed to be the Xperia Z Ultra – this smartphone has been unveiled since that invite was issued – and now it’s said to be the next 5-inch flagship handset from Sony, the Sony Honami.

Sony Honami Press Image leak

The three new images only reveal the front side of the handset, although that seems to be enough to identify the device as the Honami, at least when compared with previous leaks. In case you’ve seen them, you’ll easily recognize the layout button on the right side of the handset which includes the on/off switch, the volume rocker, but also what is believed to be a dedicated camera phone button, placed towards the lower part of the right side.

Furthermore, the fact that a picture of the Eiffel tower is shown on the display of the handset in two of them seems to indicate that the Honami will be a smartphone with a focus on camera features, which is something previous rumors have also claimed.

The Honami is said to offer a Full HD 5-inch display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 20-megapixel camera, 2.2-megapixel front-facing camera and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.

That said, this is still just a leaked set of images, and we won’t be able to tell you whether they’re showing the real deal or not for at least a few more days, as we hope that Sony will properly unveil the device in Paris.

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