We've heard a lot of rumors about the Sony Xperia Honami camera phone over the past couple of months. Reports are indicating that Xperia Honami will boast about one of the most powerful cameras ever fitted on a smartphone and that the new Sony smartphone will be officially introduced early September at IFA Berlin 2013.
In the meantime Techkiddy is writing about a Mini version of the aforementioned Sony Xperia Honami, the first "Mini" smartphone in the Japanese phone maker's portfolio. The same publication writes about Xperia Honami Mini's technical specifications, which are pretty attractive for a mid-range smartphone. Just like HTC One Mini, sources say that Sony Xperia Honami Mini will sport a 4.3-inch display with a resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels.
It seems that the Xperia Honami Mini will not be based on the current flagship smartphone of the Japanese company, the Xperia Z, but it will rather borrow the design of the Xperia Honami camera phone. The mid-ranger is known internally as Ray 3, a code name that makes as think at Sony Ericsson's Xperia Ray, a pretty popular and compact smartphone launched in 2011.
Rumor has it that the 4.3-inch HD display of the Xperia Honami Mini will make use of a Trilumios panel and that it will have the same 20.7 megapixel camera sensor as the Xperia Honami flagship. Moreover, it seems that Honami Mini will be powered by a Snapdragon 800 SoC, but I find it hard to believe that Sony will fit Qualcomm's flagship chipset on a mid-range smartphone. A Snpadragon 600 or Snapdragon 400 unit are more plausible.
The leaked Sony Xperia Honami Mini technical specifications also include 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage, while those who want even more storage will be able to add a microSD card.
As about the battery, rumor has it that the Honami Mini will not share the 3,000 mAh unit with the bigger Honami, but it will be underpinned by a 2,400 mAh unit, which should be enough for a smartphone with a 4.3-inch HD display. Hopefully, the Sony Xperia Honami launch in Berlin will also bring us a teaser for the Mini version of the camera phone.