Sony: Honami is company’s “renowned ingenuity in one exciting offering”

by XB on 19th August 2013

in Rumours, Xperia Z1

sony-malaysia-eventIf there was any doubt that Sony Mobile was planning to launch a new flagship smartphone at IFA in Berlin on 4 September (and there shouldn’t be), then check out a press invite for the supposed Malaysian launch event below. The first sentence of the invite pretty much gives it away: “Come September, Sony is bringing you its renowned ingenuity in one exciting offering”.

That’s that then, we like the use of the word ‘one’ above too, especially given the handsets rumoured working model number ‘i1’. The invite tells media to save the dates of 4th to 6th September, tying into the IFA press event in a few weeks’ time.

BusinessWeek also recently confirmed that Sony will introduce a new flagship smartphone at IFA “featuring imaging technology developed for its cameras and ultra-high definition TVs according to two people familiar with the matter.” Not that we doubted a flagship reveal at IFA, but all of the above makes Honami’s IFA appearance pretty certain.


Thanks Aspire5550, Ben and Charles!

  • P9

    Sony rock!!! go Sony! love Sony the best ever. ;)

  • DooMLoRD

    the background for the that invite is a wallpaper in the Honami dump ;)



  • SomeBody

    All hail to the Honamini. :)
    Hope it will have small bezels.

  • Ben Ling

    i knew it too :D

  • John Connor

    Guys, Sony Honami 4.3″ with same technical specs (Processor, memory, camera) !!!
    Due to small screen, it has 720P and a really good 2400maH battery!

  • surethom

    Much better Sony, fed with all these 5″ screen phone 4.3″ is nice but 4.5″ with thinner bezels would be better.

    Nice one Sony Smaller phone with virtually the same specs unlike Samsung.

  • DrazenDodig

    best would be 4.65″ or 4.2″ or 4.9″, whatever it takes – it will never be perfect :-)

  • @atWidget

    Thanks boss.

  • @atWidget

    All backgrounds in my Dropbox here:

  • nidou bossy

    DooMLoRD know it all Sony, so no need to hint the unveiled secrets!

    We’ve got Devs, we’ve got XDA.

  • faysal

    HONAMI will lead the way
    Z ULTRA will kill the note 3
    HANAMI MINI will kill the iphone 5s or 5c

  • Uchiha Dare Nial

    Sony biggest ‘one’ surprise in the world,i1 aka Honami is about to be launched…in my country Malaysia first? :O

    This year is a good year…

    I hope it will be held in Kuala Lumpur,I also wanna go and see c:

  • ashishxperiaromea

    Will Sony Finally make the all in ONE device? or is this another phone similar to Z? I love my Z though :) I wonder if Honami is soo good then how will 2014 Z2 be :O

  • shayan gozarabadi

    you luck bastard :D

  • Paopee

    The Sony Honami Mini is reported to comprise a 4.3-inch display, with a 2.2GHz QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) Snapdragon 800 processor powering it.

    According to source Esato Forums, there will be 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage with a microSD card slot as well as a 2,400mAh battery.

    The merely slight dissimilarity is that the screen will allegedly feature a resolution of 720×1280 pixels, giving it a lesser ppi than its better brother does and the battery has a lesser capacity than the full-sized Honami, most probably to keep the size down.

  • Aniket Koyande

    If the specs r true
    then this is the 100% perfect match for what i’ve been waiting for
    A compact phone with 2GB RAM & The fastest chipset so far under the hood ;)
    Made my day :P

  • siber storm

    I hope this isn’t just some marketing crap and actually yields real results. It’s the latest fad among tech companies. HTC and their ONE focus. Microsoft and their restructuring and ONE focus. Now Sony and their ONE focus. If the display isn’t shit like the Xperia Z/ZS/ZU and all other Sony handsets, and instead leverages their own display department or at least has the common sense to put a readily available off the counter IPS display that even no name budget Chinese phones have, and they actually decide to let the Cybershot team do the camera instead of ending up with the mess known as the Xperia Z camera, maybe this ONE thing isn’t all fluff.

  • Ameinn

    Im waiting for Honami mini..haha

  • mode893

    I’m so getting Honami. It’s been a while since my last Sony(Ericsson) flagship

  • Billy de Fretes

    ZU display worse? maybe your eyes need to replace .. xperia ZS? woah.. from future eh?

  • Aspire5550

    but it might be invite only, so the public might not be able to get in.. :P

    I sure hope with this worldwide launch, honami will be on the market after only a few weeks!!! FINGERS CROSSED!!

  • A Chai Yuth

    He nerver use xperia lols , could be ever held the prototype device XD

  • philippe

    very nice wallpaper, and very sony! now we can see all similar style wallpaper from not only xperia but also vaio,hopfully future in PS4 or bravia

  • Audi

    Yeah I love 4.3″ smartphone but thin bezel is everything.

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