Sony is working on a super camera phone of its own and if the rumours are true, we’re less than a month away till the device — codenamed Honami — gets it official debut at IFA in Berlin this September.
Based on leaks, the Honami is expected to feature a 20.7MP camera with an ExmorRS sensor (1/2.3) that’s the same size as the one in the Galaxy Camera and other point-and-shoot cameras. The camera will also feature optics from Sony’s very own line of high-end G Lens series and Sony’s trademark BIONZ image processor. Other rumoured specs include a 5-inch 1080p display complete with Sony’s excellent Triluminos and X-Reality image enhancement technologies first seen in the Xperia Z Ultra.
Internally, the Honami is said to run Qualcomm’s top-of-the-line Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.2GHz mated to 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage that can be expanded with microSD and a large 3,000mAh battery. On top of all this, the device rumoured to have an IP57 water-resistance rating as well. Hopefully Sony won’t leave out the LED flash for this device.
Spec for spec, the Honami is probably not going to worry the Nokia Lumia 1020 when it comes to camera performance but Android will give Sony the advantage when it comes to acquiring a broader appeal. The purported IP57 rating will be well-received as well if the Honami comes with a dedicated camera button. Things are definitely going to be interesting come September.
Leaked spec sheet after the jump.