Sony Readying Xperia Z Follow-up and High-end Phablet, Shows Report

Sony Honami and Togari

Even though Sony Xperia Z only debuted in January at CES 2013, it seems that the Japan-based phone maker already has one or two flagships smartphones in the works. Packing impressive technical specifications, the Sony Honami and Sony Togari will be the company’s high-end releases for late 2013.

Sony Honami also goes by its codename, C670X, while Togari is also known as C680X. The guys at Xperia Blog are quoting an alleged Xperia tester that made a post on Baidu, a Chinese social network. Togari might become Sony’s first phablet, boasting a 6.44-inch display with full HD resolution. It seems that this model also appeared in some benchmark logs and that it will have an ultraslim constructions.

It was reported that the Sony Togari phablet will come with a white livery and that it might hit the Japanese domestic market sometime in July.

On the other hand, the Sony Honami is a pleasant surprise, a cameraphone with Cybershot technology and a 16 or 20 megapixel sensor. The handset is the successor of Xperia Z and comes with a 5-inch display with full HD resolution (hopefully not a TFT panel) and a camera with Cybershot CMOS sensor and Carl Zeiss lens. It looks like the new flagship smartphone of the Japan-based company will also get an Walkman audio amplifier and that it will be underpinned by a Snapdragon 800 chipset with quad-core Krait 400 CPU clocked at 2.3 GHz and the new Adreno 320 GPU.

The Sony Honami C670X technical specifications list also includes 2 GB of RAM and a battery around 3,000 mAh. The new model might be officially introduced by Sony at IFA Berlin 2013 event in September.

How does these Sony super-smartphone sound to you?

  • andrew

    Sony really need to do something and soon.
    Don’t get me wrong the Xperia Z is a beautifully crafted very capable device, but the viewing angles are poor and the UI is average.
    The opposition are offering more standout phones for around the same money.
    The Honami will keep Sony in the game with those specs.
    I’m more interested in the 6.44″ Togari as a pocketable tablet replacement.
    I hope the rather pedestrian UI can be tweaked so it looks and works like Firefox which is available on very cheap imported phones.
    Sony needs a standout smartphone x2 and powerful hardware may not be enough.

    • Tear

      Personally, View Angles isn’t really a problem. To me it’s a advantage, as i wouldn’t want someone standing beside to be able to see me type some “private” sms =D