Sony ‘Honami’ system dump reveals new UI and imaging specs (20MP camera, 4K video)

by XB on 30/06/2013

in Rumours, Xperia Z1


Honami_UI_12A few days ago the system dump for Sony’s new flagship, codenamed Honami, was leaked. The leak came from a Canadian carrier device with model number C6906. We can’t say for sure that the C6906 model number definitely relates to Honami, but if it’s not then it is another device in the same generation. Well, as you can guess, it didn’t take too long for the system dump to be analysed in detail and reveal a number of hidden secrets about the handset.

First of all, a number of strings in the build.prop have revealed some key specs for the handset. This includes a Snapdragon 800 chipset, the ability to capture 20MP photos (resolution of 5248 x 3936) with a new Super Resolution algorithm set and record video at 4K (4000 x 2000) with aspect ratio of 2:1. Other camera features include ISO up to 12800 as well as a Steadyshot mode.

Other new imaging features includes Timeshift burst (glorified burst mode) which allows you to shift back and forth in time to enjoy and share the best moment. Sony has also created a camera API allowing the ability to add functions to the camera app called “Xperia camera add-ons”. Additionally, see some new camera icons below (from left to right): Bokeh, Info-eye, Manual, Socialcast, Timeshift and Effect mode.

Honami leak

Sony is also planning to release a new Augmented Reality app, with some screenshots mode. The third picture shows a number of different Augmented Reality modes.

Honami AR

Honami AR

Honami leak

A new app is Info-eye, the visual search app based on kooaba. The Info Eye app will have a new UX for Sony Xperia devices. We imagine this is something similar to Nokia’s HERE City Lens app, giving you information about the places you visit and the objects around you. Tap the question mark icon for capture tips. This is the app that was seen in yesterday’s Honami render leak.

Sony i1 Honami

Sony i1 Honami

Music Unlimited integration in Walkman has been a long requested feature and it looks like this will be included too.

Sony Honami UI

The icing on the cake is that along with all of the above new features, Honami will also come with a new user interface. See some of the images below which show the new launcher, app tray, Walkman app and new apps for clock, album, conversations, phonebook, settings, calendar. A new version of Small Apps allows you to place multiple apps in the screen at once.

Sony Honami UI

Sony Honami UI

Sony Honami UI

Sony Honami UI

Sony Honami UI

Sony Honami UI

Sony Honami UI

Sony Honami UI

Sony Honami UI

Sony Honami UI

Sony Honami UI

Sony Honami UI

Sony Honami UI

Sony Honami UI

Sony Honami UI

Sony Honami UI

Sony Honami UI

Pictures via krabappel2548 and ZeroInfinity from xda-developers.

Thanks Ben, Dylan, Norair and Salai!

  • Rammstone

    That is clean as hell. I’m intruiged

  • MrWest

    Looks nice!

  • [A]dri[A]n

    I’ve never been a fan of a light colored UI but this isn’t too bad. Can’t stick with the same UI forever. I just hope the phone doesn’t actually look like that. Those bezels are unacceptably large with on screen buttons.

  • Mike Gonzalez

    OMG i want this phone NOW!!!

  • Mozole

    im liking the multiple small apps!

  • ZZCOOL

    what happened too the transparent onscreen buttons? :(

  • John

    Wauw! I’am saving my money for the Honami but when i see this new UI i’am impressed. Sony you do me good. :D All worth the wait.

  • ZZCOOL

    and why does the pictures look different fron eachother

    http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/ss269/netbookc/XB1/Xperiai1Honami

    that looks ugly long and fat bezels

    this looks nice like the z

    http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/ss269/netbookc/XB1/HonamiAR_2.png

    the ear speaker also looks different from eachother

  • Jhonbert Magana

    Everything looks great but those cartoonish circle icons.

  • Mozole

    it looks transparent to me, look at the color of the wallpaper.

  • faysal

    this apparently using the new sony alpha RX100 MII sensor tech! if true this is going to be amazing… http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/first-images-from-the-new-sony-i1-smartphone-cyberhsot/

  • solidpig

    I like how the effects mode icon is a dinosaur.
    I am sold.

  • Douglas Yapú

    Wow!

  • natenkiwi

    All I want is a huge battery..Sorry but even Xperia Z Ultra’s battery is not enough. I’ve serious problems about battery on my Z

  • Elias Fazel

    if it s the new UI > it means Sony copy iPhone UI color and design slowly and quietly ;)

  • Anon

    Where is the dump? I assume it is available publically? I want the New launcher.

  • sfordesign

    why don’t anyone blame android for being inefficient and battery hungry

  • sfordesign

    why don’t anyone blame android for being inefficient and battery hungry

  • natenkiwi

    Cause my friend has note II and his battery is slighlty better than mine

  • sfordesign

    that’s quite a bad comparison, but yea a huge battery will be awesome for whatever kind of device you have

  • Kazuo Satō

    It does look pretty similar to IOS 7 but it’s minimalist at it’s core which has been Sony’s (and Stock Androids) design style for quite a while before Apple, Apple has just jumped over from skeuomorphism.
    I think it’s more of the majority of company moving to more minimalist software style in general.
    The clock does look extremely similar to IOS though but that came from the Swiss national railway clock ( which Apple had to pay 21 million for in the end)

    Good observation though, personally I’m disappointed that the theme is mostly white now, I preferred the mostly black minimalist theme that Sony is known for.

  • Asa

    I like the new UI!

    The only thing I really WANT to see change now is the stupid app drawer.
    The grayish transparant background is plain hideous.

  • Kazuo Satō

    I thought I was the only one!

  • Nard

    Love the UI but that design looks horrible wtf. Looks like a downgrade from the Z.

  • Kazuo Satō

    I agree, I prefer the dark UI but for a light UI this isn’t bad.
    There is too much black dead space at the bottom of the phone, I think Sony should make Off screen capacitive buttons like the Xperia S or at least make the on screen buttons transparent.

  • sfordesign

    i am just sitting here watching sony losing innovation over time. i am not seeing much new other than a few color and layout changes. plus, why that effect mode icon? -__-

  • Kazuo Satō

    If the tech in the final device can justify the the slight step backwards from the Xperia Z in the exterior aesthetic (Bezels!) in the camera/battery/audio and display department I’m sold!

  • r0

    Ok i really don’t see anything special here – of course it looks nice, but they just changed colors and icons (a bit).

  • ew

    The phone and the ui are UGLY!

  • MIKE

    finaly,some device that will take down stupid samsung …

  • Edo

    Screenshot that have onscreen buttons are from XZ and the one that dont have are from XS, these apps are ported to our phones :)

  • alaa

    My next phone is Honami
    My phone now is ARC S with Xperia Z Rom
    place god allah , my next phone honami

  • sony

    I love it…good job sony :-)

  • Wouter Heijligen

    LOL, I post all info on XDA and here it is :p anyway, it’s ok for me that you guys use my screenshots :) for the people waiting for the phone, I almost ported complete Honami rom to Xperia Z ;) I’m krabappel2548 btw :p

  • Sander Puus

    there is this transparent ui apk or something which makes on screen buttons transparent and some more. idk only if it was xda origin or sony official

  • Billy de Fretes

    interesting. multiple small apps, new camera ui, and i hope new camera algorithm with bigger sensor so it makes super less noise not like xperia z.. i don’t care if it has huge bezel i’m gonna sell my xperia z and change with honami

  • https://twitter.com/rgxVOiD naathaanS

    They’re not really copying from iOS 7. They’ve had this kind of UI for a while now on their Vaio laptops (which I sadly had one) service menu and most of Sony made Windows program

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  • HSN alfar3

    It’s transparent on homescreen only

  • P9

    new ui really awesome, fall in love with white looking together with sony design. :) sony ftw

  • Ruben Ali Fuenmayor

    Looks like the transparent UI is gone, i actually liked it…

  • Ben Lim

    best ui ! I wish the new UI will be released to other Xperias too.

  • Ghayyath El Masri

    ok yes this is clean but why does everything seem so much bigger? what i like about the latest sony ui is that it makes optimal use of screen space and its pretty elegant..this looks like it’s for kids to be honest

  • Anzilleo Kristello Mozihim

    I think it will.
    Remember, 2013 devices are actually from SONY while the 2012 are just left overs from Sony Ericsson which is why I think 2013 devices has more support than 2012 devices..

  • Gene

    Where can I get that walkman app with integrated music unlimited?

  • XcDcS

    The big questions is: Is this an upgrade for me?
    Owner of the Xperia Z allready and PS4 is just around the corner, which btw is priority nr 1 :)

  • hans

    Hell is clean? Jeez-us how upside down world are.. ;)

    Jokes aside, real stuff coming up, can’t wait. About the 20mp though, really hope if the camera is still in the same dimension, at least it should support pureview supersample feature.

  • Anonymous

    i lol at that

  • Ben Ling

    Xperiablog,i found the WhiteMagic Settings in the Setting.apk also…

  • XperiaFran

    The multi-smallapp looks great! And the 4k recording but i dont have a 4k TV lol, i dont like that bezels… Why Sony why…

  • Afzal Zainal Rddz

    Looking 4ward to see bokeh in action via xperia. Nice…. Now i will have 5inch companion to play with bokeh. Gud job sony.

  • Ben Ling
  • Clarence Alvarado

    Nice to see the Camera app. :)

  • Mohammad1233214

    Very beautiful UK hope that we will get it on Xperia Z

  • jumbo3220

    so it will have a triluminos display with x reality engine and white magic tech?

  • SOPA

    Go fuck yourself.

  • Tech Gospel

    4K Vid!??!?! That’s SICK!!!!!!!!!!!! :D (Does it have a 4K screen though… hmmmm)

  • A Chai Yuth

    when a phone can record a 1080p video not mean that phone’s display is 1080p :P lolx xperia

  • Cheng

    OMG looking so great! super phone~~~

  • Quark Gluon

    I guess that’s because dinosaurs are pretty common in augmented reality.

  • Quark Gluon

    I’m so curious about the camera app. Can we change the arperture and shutter speed on manual mode?

  • jumbo3220
  • Yehaa Afandy

    guys i’m going to buy GS4 . or should i wait this device ?
    and is the camera had Carl Ziess les or G-lens from sony , and is it cyper shot?

    sorry for my English

  • RAKITHA PEIRISZ

    wait for this

  • jag

    my Z got stolen just yesterday. phone locked it and deleted all data via myXperia app.. i hope he cant use my phone for eternity. i wish it has also a self destruct mode. damn thief!

  • Keon Fraites

    HOLLYYYYY CRAP! O__O

  • RAKITHA PEIRISZ

    go back to your touchwiz ui

  • jumbo3220

    international version and NTT DoCoMo version for japan

  • APai

    first phone with video capability ?

  • hans

    Btw does anybody notice that not all pictures have the onscreen button although the app is not a full screen kind of app? Seems fishy to me..

  • APai

    can’t really fault any of the android UI makers of “copying” there are so many UIs and custom roms plus individuals creating pretty unique home screens – that you can accuse the others namely apple/ microsoft or others of copying / getting influenced by indy developers!

  • Arokhantos

    They should hard code anti theft into phones so you can track stolen phone at all times :)
    I would litterly bash brain in of any thief i find.

  • Marostr

    4K vid in 10fps, like XS with 1080i after update to JB LOL

  • non

    Sony always did

  • non

    S4 has everything other phone dont have. This one you will get just their camera and suck UI and Software

  • rgsdg

    s4 is good but if you want the latest tech, wait for this one. the new version of S4 with the snapdragon 800 processor has not been released yet. better wait for the honami.

  • jag

    yep, they should do that.. because once they turned off the phone and disconnected it from the internet then factory reset, you can not locate your phone anymore. argh!! so feeling down right now.. i love my Z so much. : (

  • von

    the S4 has the multi window apps which justifies its big screen unlike Sony’s product which only have small apps -_- Considering that having 2 apps simultaneously in a screen was first done by the Japanese :|

  • HardyHarHar

    Is it just me or the bokeh feature would be useless? I mean the phone has a wide angle lens… Even in normal shots bokeh should be there.

    Tried it and got it from my HTC One with the same lens size.

    Anyways will get this device ASAP :) Getting this for the sole reason of having a 4k recording :D I already have a 4k TV so I got every reason to get a video recorder for it.

  • HardyHarHar

    If this is true… with 12k ISO Milky way picture taking here I come! lol!

  • yuskhayru

    this is not a phone, this is a beast that made by sony!!!!

  • uidesigner_sony

    Nice SONY, Please keep this way, NO 2D UI!

  • jag

    Z ultra or this i1? thinking of buying another phone to replace my stolen Z. ; (

  • Ghareeb Saeed

    I can see Sony that they are serious about taking my Money. please releaaaaasssseee it.

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  • Ankith Rai

    well played sony …i’m lovin it

  • Yehaa Afandy

    But I buy most of the phones for the camera ^_^

  • JG

    This will be an amazing phone. Will wait for this than the Z Ultra. Sorry Sony, no flash for ultra.

  • JG

    one hell of a resolution!!1

  • m sacha

    i want this too! i also want togari!! what do i do??????????? lol

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  • :d

    Is it Z2?

  • Alvin

    They killed Samsung so bad…

  • Alvin

    I am waiting for July 4 so bad too…

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  • Rob

    How do you even choose between those two? It’s like choosing between an Hummer H2 or a Porsche 911, not even the same species :P

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  • Herman

    I don’t care about the price either, I need the Honami!

    Well actually I do, but still.

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  • sonyguest

    Ughhhhh release already !!!
    I want this phone now

  • assassin

    awesome but the battry how many mAh ?
    and the flash is xenon

  • Gekke henkie

    Dankjewel, Wouter

  • vados2

    well that looks sexy
    c’mon, show me ur ass

  • jag

    any news about the audio chip? rumors says that it is a walkman chip right?

  • Wouter Heijligen

    I don’t know, I’ve ported everything to XZ so obviously you can’t maually change it there.

  • Wouter Heijligen

    I’ve found files that suggest a new audio chip, I’m not sure yet which one, but I’m trying to find out the exact specs of camera and audio chip, but it’s not easy to get it out of a system dump.

  • info

    More news about Honami..
    Here : http://www.amishrakefight.org/gfy/

  • info

    More Honami news, here: http://www.amishrakefight.org/gfy/

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  • boosook

    The new UI is nice, but the buttons… they copied the iphone 5 years later, and they did it now that even Apple is dropping the skeumorphick look… and Sony icons (Albums, Movies…) look so outdated with the latest flat UI trends…

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  • jag

    so i guess they have used the walkman audio chip like what they said. im thorn between Ultra and this honami.. i dont know which one to wait for.

  • info

    Real Honami phone, here: http://www.amishrakefight.org/gfy/

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  • Ashad Mamood

    Just Sell your Z and buy this if its as good as we are imagining?
    I already Pre ordered PS4. I sold my Xperia Z and was thinking of getting the ZL but will just wait for this

  • myo ko ko

    want to abandon my butterfly!!! seriously want this honami….. :)

  • Ashad Mamood

    Most of the new devices are using Snapdragon s4 or above. S3 was a bit lame if you ask me. So its probably a lot more easier to port over the code for very similar Soc’s

  • Ashad Mamood

    Everyone is entitled to their opinion!

  • Ashad Mamood

    He’s entitled to his opinion just because its different to yours

  • Ashad Mamood

    This could be a Sony stumbling block. Except for SP most of the phones have dire battery life especially when it comes to onscreen time

  • Jhonbert Magana

    I’ll try some apk.

  • walkmaniac

    no details about audio technology????

  • Ashad Mamood

    Why don’t you try them both out when they are released? That way you can make an informed choice. Personally I never by Samsung. Not my taste.

  • Ashad Mamood

    Note 2 battery is much better. This is where Sony always screw up. I’m lucky if I was getting 5 hours of screen time from XZ

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  • ?

    Why are the on-screen buttons absent in some of the screenshots?

  • Cristi13

    If you are happy with your xperia z, you don’t need to sell it, this is exactly what companies want (and do realeasing flagship after flagship), which is not good for us customers. But hell man, it is your money after all.

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  • Cristi13

    If you srew up again with the camera sony, i will buy a ticket to Japan and break into your hq.

  • !

    Buy Galaxy S4 Zoom then!

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  • Colby Leong

    It depends what you want in a phone

  • xperialover

    4k mean something to me -> the price is gonna be 4k as well

  • Guest

    مانت عرص :D

  • Yehaa Afandy

    maho enta 3ars :D

  • Jimbaran

    Don’t worry! I think the device has setting of lower resolution.

  • Colby Leong

    Or a Nokia phone, seriously I like sony and everything they have to offer, but I’m not bias, Nokia has managed to hold on because of there powerful 41 megapixel camera. For you it depends, a good camera, that runs either windows or symbian (Nokia 808). Of the sleek sexy, less impressive camera of the Xperia i1. i1camera may not be up to par, but android boost backs it up, and it’s water proof.

  • Yehaa Afandy

    i think sony is better than samsung in camera technology
    and GS Zoom cpu Dual-core Cortex-A9 it’s old comparing with snapdragon 800. i need phone and camera in the same time. maybe i’ll take a while to thinking. thanks bro

  • Vasilis K.

    Sony should better fix that f#@*d up cam app on some older flagship devices, like Xperia S, before adding new features, and claiming they have the best “cam phones”!!!

  • ishz

    two flagship in one year…. SONY are u sure u can handle this??? :D :D

  • God’s Fanboy

    The best ever android for sure. S4 is done for now…….

  • Yehaa Afandy

    yup, i sold my n8 cause symbian OS it’s poor and i don’t like windows phone it’s simple but android is better . Nokia has best camera sensor but bad OS

  • Sammy

    NO.

  • Nebu

    Cool!!! I want this phone !!!

  • yep

    this phone is the biggest joke ever, but still sony fan crying out loud “best phone ever!”…dafuq??

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  • Mercast

    I’m waiting for Sony to release a phone which is waterproof, you can use it with gloves and the screen is fairly visible in direct sunlight.
    Hardware matters more to me than software.

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  • rgsdg

    not bad if you have lots of money. think of it this way: you will be spending and will be helping the economy move forward. every amount of spending people make contribute to economic growth. that generates jobs. helps a struggling company like sony and makes a lot of people happy.

    that is if you have the money. don’t force yourself if you don’t have the bucks to spend.

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  • Tech Gospel

    That’s why I asked.

  • Rob

    How do you know its gonna be 2 in a year?

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  • Cristi13

    Helping economy,maybe. But a struggling company like sony, lol , these companies only care about themselves, they don’t give a fuck about their customers, they just want your money nothing else. I mean seriously how many times these companies literarly raise the middle finger to their customers.

  • Babylonbwoy

    I’m saving every cent from now until october/november to get my new friend!

  • Babylonbwoy

    Yesterday I made a search with your name when saw it on XDA, next time edit the screenshot unless you want your name all over the place !
    Anyway thanks for the fresh pics!

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    @Babylonbwoy

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  • Ghareeb Saeed

    What about the sound amplifier is the honami will sport it?

  • ManRaj

    Samsung and htc are surely pissing In their pants right now
    This is just amazing
    Sony@1#soonbitches

    Plus the screen shots are awesome but would have been more awesome if the language used was english (cause I want to read all the options and stuff)

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  • nidou bossy

    Xperia Z is getting old.. yet, we’re not in 2014.

  • nidou bossy

    yeah, i totally agree… it’s dutch language (Netherlands)

  • Hmm

    Finally! :D

  • nidou bossy

    you mean ”is gone for now….. “

  • someone

    Feeling when holding it in hand is incredible, aluminium with glass is win win combination, performance and smoothness is really great.

  • nidou bossy

    big fucking YES!

  • nidou bossy

    3 flagships PLZ… Z, ZU, and Honami ;)

  • nidou bossy

    hahaa, well anticipated :D

  • nidou bossy

    Welcome to Sony world :)

  • nidou bossy

    I think the battery is around 12000 mAh :D

  • ShinOrochiX

    Wow, Sony has changed so much within the past year. I really miss the old 2012 style themes and lockscreen, like how the themes would change application backgrounds…

  • nidou bossy

    so bad to inform you that he can still use it… he’ll for sure flash it and have a fresh UI and if it’s still carrier locked he can still use as a media (wifi, music, photos..etc) or he might also sim unlock it.. and it’d be 100% functional for him.

  • Izamanaick

    If the Honami has Floating Touch, then this may be it.

  • nidou bossy

    well, nothing is official so far… just wait before regretting… either ways you’re going to buy a Sony cuz Samsung is a big regret!

  • nidou bossy

    I’ve used Samsung galaxy s duos (not mine for sure) as it’s not my taste as well, so yeah, the UI is so crappy, it’s not worth buying it, and if i ever get it for free i’d sell out and get me a Sony (for sure)
    well, to be honest, after Sony, there is HTC cuz they has some nice and premium build quality material and so the HW/SW

  • nidou bossy

    you’re a FAG!

  • fly’nfree

    Sure! ?

  • Afzal Zainal Rddz

    The bazel just like xperia z had. So i have no issue with it on my xpz so it will be no problem for my upcoming device, the honami.

  • jag

    yah i know. but if the thief is not that all-knowing, he can’t just simply use it.

  • fly’nfree

    I hate beast!

  • faysal

    hey man those picture look amazing! if xperia Z looks this good i wonder how good the honami will look… any words on this been ported on xperia S ?

  • jag

    i want the ultra because its a tablet and a phone in one.. and i can sketch alot using it + a big screen for my movies/ series while commuting. but i want the honami too because of 20mp, 4k, s-master audio chip and all.. waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhHHHHh! haha

  • Rob

    Sell a kidney, get both? :)

  • Izamanaick

    Probably a mish-mash of the Z and ZL so as to not show off the finalised design, if there even is one that is. Heck, the PS4 didn’t even have one when it was announced which explains why they didn’t show it off ’til E3.

  • Izamanaick

    LMAO

  • Babylonbwoy

    He can get all Xperia’s then : http://kidneykidney.com/

  • nidou bossy

    talking about the UI, samsung has the worst UI I ever used in a smartphone!

    not to mention the build quality ( remind me of the new coming plastic toy iphone.. cheap quality)

    not to talk about the design ( the ever boring look) same old shit, same thing like an old news paper….( and I withdrawal the word ”design” cuz there isn’t any design in the first place).

    what a big waste, an ”Octa pussy Core” in a worthless piece of toy….

    Super Amoled Displays?? BIG LOL…. the fake and unnatural colors made in an LED display that dies and/or fades by the time as well as the Samsung LED TV’s… which uses a high contrast to give you a fake white clarity of an unnatural view whenever browse thru pics, or watching a movie.. I’ve compared both displays (Sony & Samsung) and you can notice the difference where it takes.. RGB over saturated in Samsung, but Sony’s display using a more natural colors. I’ve already taken some shots using many different cams , and to be honest, Sony (not even the cellphone itself) but also the Cybershot cameras by Sony, uses the best and the more realistic natural colors you’d ever find in a display for browsing your pic albums or even for watching a video.

    so PLZ, stop bulshitting me about the SuperAmoled. It’s just a marketing matters to cover the customers eyes with the over saturated displays.

    I’ll never change Sony, cuz i’ve been using this brand since 2008, and it’s all about the user experience and satisfaction.

    so don’t talk ahead about bugs..etc cuz all android devices get thru that.. so none of the smartphones are a bug free until a bug fix land in an update.
    no one mention or bullshit me that iphone is a bug free, lol of course it has bugs, so not to mention the maps, battery drains (user experiences)..etc

    but yeah, all can be fixed as i said, and the rest is PERFECT (Sony).

  • Cristi13

    I like what is going on here, everybody is like “samsung sucksss” “sony rulezzz”. Yeah very relevant to the article. Anyway hope you xpz owners will not go thrun the same treatmeant as xps owners, or arc, or x10.

  • nidou bossy

    and he’d sell out the half of its price or maybe more less to get the money to have some drink or cigsss, same what most of the thieves does.

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  • Rob

    ZU is a flagship? I thought it was a niche product.. Like saying the s4 active is a flagship, or Note

  • Sammy

    YES! in your dreams.

  • hurrdurr

    This is cool and all but we need a bugfix release for Jelly Bean on the Xperia S.

  • nidou bossy

    well the specs are meant for a flagship not a mid range neither a low range…

    it’s even more powerful than Xperia Z

  • nidou bossy

    very fucking SURE!

  • nidou bossy

    R.I.P Samsung

  • nidou bossy

    let them feel my money and let me feel their sophistication!

  • nidou bossy

    this is a Beauty & Beast BOTH!

    damn Sony, this is a headshot for the rest of brands

  • Adham

    what about the master-amplifier and the dsee sound engine found on sony walkmans is this going to have these features i think w could have ansewrs foer this Q from the system dumb of the walkman app so anyone found them?

  • JG

    I know right. I just want a big phone and the specs of ZU, though the turn off is that it doesn’t have a flash.

  • Adham Mohamed

    DSEE :D

  • nidou bossy

    im an Xperia S owner, and to be honest, it has the best cam i ever used in a smartphone so far… this 12mpx camera make u feel you have a combined digital camera with a smartphone FOR REAL… I’ve done an insane shots that not any digital camera could do..

    and in addition, i love the dedicated camera key (is very important for hard focusing/defocusing) more than the display button.

    but overall, its a great phone.. so the next might be either the Z, ZU or the Honami… depend the budget.. lol

  • nidou bossy

    nokia build quality is million times better than Samsung’s unlike the OS that nokia uses.. WP not really the right choice.. and Symbian is an outdated OS too.

  • nidou bossy

    couldn’t agree more than that!

    well said!

  • nidou bossy

    why would he use a brick that would swag/low waist his pant?

    it’s a digital camera more than to call a smartphone!

  • nidou bossy

    Go for Sony, TRUST ME :)

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  • Adham Mohamed
  • Ashad Mamood

    Yep HTC One is a very nice phone. Just not keen on sense UI!

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  • nidou bossy

    what a lucky ASS :D

  • nidou bossy

    for how much did u sell out ur Z?? (in dollars PLZ) :)

  • nidou bossy

    And I just downloaded them all for my Xperia S

    Thanks for this hard work…. thumbUP krabappel2548 :)

  • nidou bossy

    u will get a Sony store!

  • nidou bossy

    taken down already!

  • nidou bossy

    your name is : ew

    and you’re more than ewww!

  • nidou bossy

    where do u see the innovation?

  • nidou bossy

    WTF?

    your comment is very fugly because apple doesn’t really has that colorful UI and beautiful icons.. it’s almost plain crap, and with the iOS 7 it looks more crappier and BTW… the stole some of the Android OS features and design.. but would never suit iphone and it would always looks fugly.

    MORE FUGLIER with the new coming plastic itoy phones.

  • nidou bossy

    Dayuuuuuuuuum!!!!

  • nidou bossy

    FAG for REAL, put that finger in your ASS

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  • Pradeep Viswanathan R

    well not really … samsung is not going to bother as they will still market like mad to get the products across. HTC has a great product this year(both software+hardware), it is very difficult for Honami to get above HTC One this year. For the record, all my previous phone in life were from Sony and i am waiting for Honami!!!

  • Yupp

    It’s still not a flagship, just an addition to the Z family.

  • bimmersonygasm

    OMG GONNA BE AN EPIC PHONE

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  • hans

    Sorry for your loss, but Look at the bright side, that the Xperia Z is thought to be a premium and thus, most wanted device (even thief knows that).. you can be proud for that ;-)

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  • hassWhole

    Ain’t Finally. Already Has. You’re just slow!!

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  • Billy de Fretes

    it’s not even been launch but comments already more than 200… if large sensor and sound chip like rumors are true, then this must be the great sony ever

  • Yehaa Afandy

    i’m xperia s owner too and i like it (y)

  • NeverEnding

    It can’t be the best Sony device EVER. They’ve got to save aces up their sleves for 2014 flagship. And another ace for 2014h2 flagship, THEN 2015 flagship, so on and so forth.

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  • Billy de Fretes

    oh.. you right… maybe the best sony in 2013 :)

  • igel

    I need this phone!! otherwise I will die!!! ;-D

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  • Me

    Android looks better in my Neo.. and i hate round buttons in calculator, it`s like samsung s5230..

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  • Colby Leong

    Honestly if get honami in my opinion, but I already have the Z. It’s up to you, there’s also the cost involved and the type and cost of the accessories that you may want to get along with your phone. Such as a bluetooth for the monster that is the ZU

  • Billy de Fretes

    oh really ?? apple fanboys ?? apple ads always saying the best iphone ever

  • Colby Leong

    Walkman, tong is I liked my n8, the camera, and the overall design of the phone, but symbian lacked, and I pooped myself when I got android. Nokia is just to stubborn when they were dropping symbian they should have gone with android.
    Would I have stayed with Nokia? Hell no Sony feels more right, I’m a die hard Sony fan, from the Walkman, to the playstation, and now there phones

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  • http://about.me/ankitwasnik Ankit Wasnik

    Come on Sony.. get me some OIS :)

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  • nidou bossy

    same like that EPIC ASS!

  • nidou bossy

    nah.. It’s REALITY.. as you see in your dreams a nightmare that Samsung AKA Sammy sinking in the water and dying SLOWLY.. but don’t bother cuz Sony knows how to swim and would never die ;)

  • nidou bossy

    so nice to see an innovated UI

  • nidou bossy

    i have Xperia S, only the themes worked for me, the rest of the features didn’t.

    check more in http://forum.xda-developers.com

  • Din Pappa

    I think the main thing is the specs. You can change the interface howw you want just by getting a launcher!

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  • faysal

    ahha i guess some one needs to get it up and running on xperia s then…. man i want honami and z ultra!

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  • slash

    only 1 question…. wireless charging??!!

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  • dave emson

    When it be released in Europe?

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  • dave emson

    When will this be available in Europe?

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  • nidou bossy

    everybody wants the Z Ultra and Honami so bad!

    also Xperia Z still hot and I love them all

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  • Ashad Mamood

    £350 pounds. I’ll wait to see how good is Honami. Hope it has good battery?

  • nidou bossy

    OMG, so expensive (its USED)

    i found this in amazon.co.uk but the best are in amazon US europe is expensive as well…

    £399.99 new (27 offers)

    £260.00 used (30 offers)

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/B00AXXOXKW/sr=8-1/qid=1372714747/ref=olp_tab_new?ie=UTF8&colid=&coliid=&condition=new&me=&qid=1372714747&seller=&sr=8-1
    ————————
    best price for the Z so far in amazon:

    $559.00 new (21 offers)

    $507.20 used (2 offers)

    http://www.amazon.com/Sony-Unlocked-Quad-Core-Processor–U-S-Warranty/dp/B00C7BV66M/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1372714385&sr=8-4&keywords=xperia+z

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  • nidou bossy

    concerning the battery for Honami, no one knows how well it is, but i guess its between 2500-3000 mAh

  • InspectorGadget80

    Just show the damn phone already. I’m going too decide the Z ULTRA or the HONAMI if the honami water proof i’ll buy that instead

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  • jag

    hehe! yeah… that’s good atleast. but i still want my phone back… waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahHHHhHH! i miss my Z… ; (

  • jag

    sorry for the off topic guys.. but im just in pain right here.

  • jag

    they are icons for augmented reality inside the camera app

  • Geferson Gonzales

    ..totally agree with you mate…ive using sony product since they release a phone together with ericsson (back in 2004) the t68i..even now my tv, home theater,laptop, mp3 player, digital cam, and even my smartphone….i love my xperia ZzzzzzzZ..

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  • Augusta

    Honami’s ass look like..

  • Zhyriel ZA

    This is Xperia Z…!

  • Guest

    yes noticed wrong upload. won’t let me upload the right pic

  • Augusta

    rear pic

  • Augusta

    see pic above

  • Ashad Mamood

    Very nice! Lets hope the battery gives at least 7-8 hours of onscreen time?

  • Ashad Mamood

    Your right Samsung just had an emergency meeting and might quit the mobile space completely!

  • Ashad Mamood

    It’s not even out and you already think its better? Wait till its released and then compare.Talk about jumping the gun

  • Ashad Mamood

    Yes Samsung are quitting the mobile market!

  • Ashad Mamood

    It’s a shame the majority of the world disagrees with you!

  • Ashad Mamood

    Instead of taking others opinions(they have their own agendas) why don’t you take the most important opinion? Your own?? Try the devices out and the one you like and can afford but that?

  • Ashad Mamood

    Seriously? I thought Sony was looking out for me and my well being! LOL

  • Ashad Mamood

    For a flagship the battery has to match the S4. That lasts 7-8 hours of onscreen time no problem. Hope Sony pays attention to this

  • Ashad Mamood

    Yep! That’s the reason why i sold mine.

  • nidou bossy

    Thanks Geferson, well yeah, it’s all about the user experience :)

  • Cristi13

    They do, for example when psn was down for almost a month in 2011. There was no hacking, they were only telling us to stop screaming in online matches and get the fuck outside for once. :))

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  • Hasnain Maec Abbas

    bring back the BLACK UI sony please!!!!!!

  • Hasnain Maec Abbas

    lol same situation as me i have a xperia Z…and want the z ultra and honami both without letting go of the xperia z :P

  • Hasnain Maec Abbas

    this is what i am doing… will sell my mom’s iphone 5 and Nexus 7 tablet and get her a Z ultra :P
    than will sell my wife’s Galaxy s4 and give her my xperia Z
    and finally will get a honami for myself :)

    incase u dont know i am a big sony fan :P

  • Hasnain Maec Abbas

    oh wow no rant about Xperia ION and XPERIA S 4.2.2 update ??

  • Nitroboy77

    where did you download it for the Xperia S, didn’t find it on XDA :( Could you provide a link or something? Thank you! :)

  • NeverEnding

    That I agree XD

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  • Andre Winters

    The game is hardware…..and this year SONY wins the game. I plan on buying this the very moment it is shipped to the US. The best android flagship phone since the Droid Incredible (remember it had an 8MP camera when most phones had 3-5?)

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  • z

    Will xperia z get the new ui and the new mode in the future?

  • fly’nfree

    Calm down! ;-)

  • It’s just me….

    Has anybody noticed the power, batterie indicator… on some pictures u can find it vertical (like xperia z ultra) and on some u can find it horizotal (like the rest xperia phones)….. Maybe its just me….

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  • jeanleo786

    There were some leaked images of the upcoming Sony Xperia handset,
    known for now by the codename ‘Honami’. While, a system dump of the
    device has surfaced that shows some details about the hardware and
    showcase some of the new UI changes.

    The phone seemingly runs on a Snapdragon 800 processor, has a 20
    megapixel sensor and can record 4K videos in 4000 x 2000 resolutions for
    starters. The last spec seems interesting even though the aspect ratio
    is unusual.

    http://gm.kochar.com/post/sony-c906-honami-system-dump-reveals-new-ui.aspx

  • jeanleo786

    There were some leaked images of the upcoming Sony Xperia handset,
    known for now by the codename ‘Honami’. While, a system dump of the
    device has surfaced that shows some details about the hardware and
    showcase some of the new UI changes.

    The phone seemingly runs on a Snapdragon 800 processor, has a 20
    megapixel sensor and can record 4K videos in 4000 x 2000 resolutions for
    starters. The last spec seems interesting even though the aspect ratio
    is unusual.

    gm.kochar.com/post/sony-c906-honami-system-dump-reveals-new-ui.aspx

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  • q8dragon

    i hope the screen size is 5 inch not beggar and the camera isn’t big

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  • MarkLastiwka

    Anyone know if Sony Mobile will be livestreaming the event tomorrow? I want to watch so bad, but don’t know if it will be possible.

  • Ken Axel

    when charging is shown horizontal, otherwise, vertical..

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  • assassin

    it’s must be like that ;)

  • Naheru

    It will presented this evening or it was presented this morning? I don’t understand

  • Ruqis

    Bring it on.

  • kenny

    any1 hear anything? was it annnounced?

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  • SINU

    JULY 4……NO HONAMI???????????????? why?????????????????????

  • Guest

    Will the Xperia Z or SP get these changes?

  • harvey

    i´m sad :,(

  • nidou bossy

    finally, i got the Xperia Z Ultra/Honami home launcher + widgets on my Xperia S.. WOW, looks more beautiful with some enhancement!

    Runs on: XPERIA S, SL, ION, and ACRO S

    here is the link: https://www.box.com/s/dvzv4xluq71xctyq54yl

  • It’s just me….

    I see… Well I just tought it’s a wee bit fishy cos if u look at the new xperia z ultra, u can see that the battery indicator is allways vertical… So I tought that not all pictures are from “honami”…. As I said, maybe it’s just me….

  • miky

    Will this new UI be available for other smartphones like Xperia L?

  • guest

    Why?

  • Noel

    So far i am very intrigued by this device and it has captured my interest. Spec wise i like the few that have been rumored so far…now i will just hope it has a 5″ screen and comes in a more compact form factor like the Xperia ZL (<132mm tall) or at most <136mm tall with a monster battery 3000+mAh. Will be perfect if it is actually the Nexus 5 in disguise or have a GPe of it.

  • momo

    Ohh shit!! This one is probably the best from Sony…

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  • Raul Velazquez

    In your face iphone 5,6,7,9,X ans IOS 7… :)

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