Barely had the Sony Xperia Z Ultra saw the light of day and the Japan-based company is getting ready to add more smartphones to its current line-up. Sony has already sent in the invitations for a September 4th event, which will be held at IFA Berlin 2013 and it is rumored that it will be about the launch of the Sony Xperia Honami, a camera phone that is supposed to revive the CyberShot brand.
Also known as Sony i1, the new smartphone manufactured by the Japanese phone maker will reportedly pack a 20 megapixel camera, and, to be honest, to me it seems quite bizarre that Sony is sending the invitations two months ahead of the event.
As I was mentioning above, the Sony press event will take place on September 4, in Berlin, and the invitation is not mentioning the smartphone’s name, nor clues about it. Besides the highly-anticipated Sony Xperia Honami, the press event might also be about other new Sony products, like a new Xperia tablet, maybe some more mid-range smartphones, and about the Sony Xperia Z Ultra debut on the European market.
The rumor mill speculates that the Sony Xperia Honami camera phone will sport a full HD display sized 5 inches diagonally, while being powered by the mighty Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset with four Krait 400 cores clocked at 2.3 GHz and Adreno 320 GPU. Of course, the major selling point of the Sony Xperia Honami will be its 20 megapixel camera, and since we will be dealing with a member of the CyberShot tribe we might also seem some innovative features for the camera app.
Once it will hit the market, the Sony Xperia Honami will have some heavy competition from Samsung’s Galaxy S4 Zoom and Nokia’s freshly launched Lumia 1020. While the first one has mid-range specs but a 16 megapixel camera with 10x optical zoom, the Nokia camera phone boasts a 41 megapixel PureView camera with some amazing options in the camera app.
Moreover, the rumor mill speculates that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 release date is also on September 4th, so Samsung’s next-gen phablet might get most of the public’s attention, while Sony’s Xperia Honami will not enjoy the buzz it deserves.
Do you believe that the Sony Xperia Honami will be capable to fight against the likes of Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom and Nokia Lumia 1020? Please let us know in the comments section below.