New leak for Honami flagship: G Lens and BIONZ image processing on the cards?

by XB on 16th July 2013

in Imaging, Rumours, Xperia Z1

Honami renderePrice has leaked what it says is the first press image of the upcoming Sony flagship, codenamed Honami. The image shows the back of a white handset with camera lens and LED flash sitting towards the top left. Adjacent to this, sits an infra-red sensor. The render appears to show ‘G Lens’ branding next to the lens.

G Lens is Sony’s own glass brand for its cameras with a heritage going back to Konica Minolta and since developed by Sony. ePrice says the Honami will also sport the BIONZ image processing engine. Typically this is a separate processor used to employ powerful algorithms, however we’re not sure if “BIONZ for mobile” is hardware or software based. We would guess that it is the latter and will be similar to Sony Mobile’s Bravia Engine for mobiles.

ePrice says that Honami will come with a 20.7MP Exmor RS camera sensor (1/2.3-inch) along with a dedicated camera button. Other features from the render show exposed pins for dock charging (similar to the Xperia Z Ultra) and a couple of port flaps for USB charging and micro SIM.

In terms of the spec-sheet, ePrice says the Honami will come with a 5-inch Full HD Triluminos Display with X-Reality for mobile. It will be armed with the Snapdragon 800 chipset (2.2GHz quad-core), 2GB RAM, 16GB storage and a stunning 3000mAh battery capacity. As with other high-end flagships, Honami will be water resistant and have an IP55/IP57 rating.

Honami render

Sony ‘Honami’ rumoured specifications

Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974) chipset with 2.2GHz quad-core processor and Adreno 330 graphics
16GB internal storage with microSD memory card support
5-inch Full HD display with Sensor on Lens technology
Triluminos Display with X-Reality for mobile
20.7MP Exmor RS CMOS sensor (1/2.3-inch)
Sony G Lens
BIONZ image processing engine
2MP Exmor R front facing camera
3000mAH embedded battery
144 x 73.9 x 8.3mm
Wi-Fi Miracast

Via ePrice.

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