All the recent leaks and reports are indicating that the Sony i1 Honami will be one of the most powerful smartphones on the market and Svartling.net even posted a blurry photo of the super smartphone. But why would Sony want to introduce a powerful smartphone meant to cannibalize the sales of the Xperia Z flagship? Probably because it won't be an Xperia smartphone. Or maybe it will be the new leader of the Xperia, but, in the same time, it will serve as a starting point for the Nexus 5.
We've exclusively told you not long long ago that Sony is also readying a Google Edition for its flagship smartphone which is a sign that the two companies are in a good relationship, even though the Japanese phone maker refused when the search engine giant when it asked to develop a Nexus smartphone.
With LG announcing they will not be making the Nexus 5, while Samsung and HTC almost running at full capacity in order to fulfill the Galaxy S4 and One demand, Sony remains the only viable solution for the development of the Nexus 5. Even though the Sony i1 Honami might not be the Nexus 5 itself, it looks like a good candidate for sharing its hardware platform. Why? Because it's one of the most impressive I've ever seen.
Sources say that Sony i1 Honami boasts a full HD 5-inch display with 2,000:1 Contrast ratio, while being underpinned by a might Snapdragon 800 chipset with four Krait 400 cores clocked at 2.3 GHz and Adreno 330 GPU. The leaked technical specs list also includes 2 GB of RAM and a 3,000 mAh battery, plus 32 GB of internal storage expandable using microSD cards.
In terms of connectivity the Sony i1 Honami comes with 4G LTE, NFC chip, Bluetooth 4.0, and above all, it will be water and dust proof, and it will come with a shatterproof front glass. The case will be manufactured using metal, carbon fiber, and glass.
Besides the might Snapdragon 800 CPU, the primary camera is one of the most impressive features of the new flagship device: a 2/3? 20/13 MP Exmor RS camera with Sony G lens, a Cybershot Camera, which should be able to smash the competition. The user-facing camera will have support for full HD video recording and a 2.2 megapixel sensor.
Since it looks like we're dealing with the new Sony flagship for 2013, also expect dual spkears, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with Xperia UI, S-Master MX mobile audio amplifier, and other goodies specific to the Xperia line-up.
Anyway, the biggest question here is whether Google and Sony will team-up and use the i1 Honami to develop the Nexus 5. Would you like a Nexus 5 with the technical specifications of the i1 Honami?