Alleged Sony Honami teaser surfaces, suggests September 4 launch date

August 8, 2013
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Sony is rumored to officially debut the i1, also known as the Honami, ahead of IFA 2013, at a September 4 event.

sony i1 honami teaser

Take the above image with a grain of salt, because its origin on a Chinese forum is as shady as they get. With that said, Sony has been rumored to launch the Honami at IFA 2013 or just ahead of it, so this teaser might just be real.

Looking at the image, the alleged i1 features the purple paint scheme that Sony already used extensively on its 2013 Xperia range. You can see the distinctive silver power button, the volume rocker, and what may be a SIM card slot. While the profile of the mystery device is somehow different from the recent leaks of the Sony i1, which showed flatter sides, the discrepancy might be due to the viewing angle.

Rumored to come with a Snapdragon 800 processor, a 5-inch display, and an impressive 20MP camera, the Sony i1 is reportedly the first device developed by the Japanese company under the “One Sony” philosophy, which aims to employ the expertise of the entire group in the development of every product.

If Sony does unveil the Honami on September 4, it will be a really busy time for tech bloggers and Android fans alike, as Samsung will hold its Note 3 press event on the same day.

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Comments

  • S.L Jones

    It’s either this or the (hopefully) G2 based Nexus 5…. though the G2 is starting to grow on me, I just like stock android, and timely updates

    • NIGHTSCOUT

      There’s that rumor that Motorola will make the next Nexus.

  • shelley bevacqua

    Sony Honami Mini anyone ? ♥♡♡★★

  • jono667

    Man I really hope they do a good job with this one. Do the best you can do, Sony! Its the only way you’re going to start making decent profit in the smartphone business.