Sony ‘Honami’ to use biggest camera sensor within Android ecosystem?

by XB on 1st May 2013

in Imaging, Rumours, Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia Z1

Sony Xperia P camera-580-100A few days back we reported on some leaked information regarding two upcoming premium Sony Xperia smartphones, the ‘Togari’ and ‘Honami’. Togari is believed to run a 6.44-inch 1080p display, whilst Honami is said to be the company’s ‘One Sony’ effort combining some key Sony technology wrapped into one handset.

The leak talked of a 16MP or 20MP CMOS imaging sensor. Well, now a few more details have leaked courtesy of VR-Zone. Their sources point to the Honami running a 1/1.6″ Exmor RS stacked sensor with Sony G Lens. The handset will run either a xenon or dual-LED flash, however a plasma flash is also a possibility at this stage.

The handset will also come with new software and processing algorithms as well as a fresh UI. Much of the software will borrow heavily from Sony’s 2013 range of Cyber-shot cameras. Sony is also apparently working on its own Augmented Reality app similar to that of Nokia’s City Lens. The camera sensor will be the biggest within Android, even more than the Samsung Galaxy Camera. Whilst it will fall shy of the Nokia 808 Pureview, it will be bigger than the Nokia N8.

The report goes on to say that Honami is “being worked upon by every department of Sony and not just Sony Mobile” to create something very special. The design will have elements of glass, metal and apparently even Carbon Fibre says the report.


Via VR-Zone.

Thanks Preetam and all others that sent this in!

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