Nokia’s PureView, HTC’s UltraPixel, Samsung’s Galaxy Zoom has left Sony, LG, Apple to reconsider their smartphone cameras. The battle for the supreme smartphone camera is really heating up with LG, Apple and Sony yet to step into that territory. Sony’s next flagship has shown up in leaked images and those images suggest that Sony’s bet into smartphone camera will be this Xperia “Honami” device. We had already seen the renders and even some images of the actual device, but its specifications have now leaked out, so read on to find out what the Honami packs.
The Sony Xperia Honami is expected to have a 20MP camera. New rumors are suggesting that the 20MP camera on the Sony Honami will feature a Bionz image processor, which is usually found in Sony’s Cybershot series of digital cameras. The presence of a separate image processing chip will surely ensure top quality images and is expected to compete with the likes of Nokia Lumia 1020, Galaxy S4 Zoom. More details of the camera according to rumors include a f/2.0 aperture, 5mm focal length and a xenon flash. The sensor size was initially rumored to be 2/3″ which matches with the Nokia Lumia 1020’s PureView’s sensor, but recent rumors deny that fact and expect the sensor size to be 1/2.3″ which is smaller in size. The phone’s screen on leaked images show the entire Eiffel Tower in one click and that possibly suggests we will be getting a special vertical panorama feature.
Expected to be the next flagship, the Xperia Honami is expected to house top of the shelf specifications that include a 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 SoC with 2GB RAM. The internal storage is expected to be 16/32GB and a microSD card can be expected to boost the storage capabilities. Sony’s trend of water and dust resistant flagship models is expected to continue and the Xperia Honami is expected to go through IP57 certification. According to reports, the device is expected to be launched before the end of this year and it shouldn’t be a surprise to see Sony take the wraps off this device at the IFA event, scheduled for early September.
Report contributed by Monish Kumar