Sony Xperia Honami, the highly-anticipated camera phone that will reportedly revive the CyberShot cameras on the has recently payed FCC a visit. The FCC logs are a great source are a great source of leaks about unannounced terminals, and this time has allowed us to get a peek at Sony’s upcoming camera phone.
Sony’s FCC filling has revealed certain details about the Xperia Honami specs and release date. It seems that the Sony Honami release date has been set for late September, or early October.
Just like the previous rumors were suggesting, the Sony Honami will sport a 5-inch Triluminous display with full HD resolution, while being underpinned by Qualcomm’s powerful Snapdragon 800 chipset with four Krait 400 cores clocked at 2.2 GHz and Adreno 320 GPU. The Sony Honami specs lists also includes 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage. It seems though that the internal storage will be expandable courtesy of the microSD card support.
Rumor has it that the Xperia Honami will 20.7 megapixel camera with Sony G Lens and BIONZ image processing chip.
Previous Sony Honami leaked photos have revealed a design similar to the one of the Xperia Z flagship, sources claiming that the handset will be both water and dust proof, like most of the devices launched by the Japanese phone maker over the past couple of months.
The FCC logs also revealed that the Sony Xperia Honami will come with a 3,000 mAh battery and that it will offer support for GSM, LTE, NFC and Wi-Fi 802.11ac standards.
The smartphone will leave the factory gates pre-loaded with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with Sony’s Xperia user interface on top of it, and we should also expect an improved camera app. Even though the Sony Honami will have a large camera sensor on the back, it was reported that it will be only 8.3 mm thin and that all its ports it will covered by rubber lids meant to prevent water infiltration.
The battle of the camera phone segment is hitting up, now that we can confirm that Sony will launch its Honami in the coming months. We already have Samsung’s Galaxy S4 Zoom with its 16 megapixel sensor with 10x optical zoom, while Nokia recently introduced the Lumia 1020 a smartphone that sports an impressive 41 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics.