Images of the next Android flagship phone from Sony the SONY Xperia i1 Honami has leaked online alongside with the expected specifications. The phone will bag a Full HD 5 inch display with a 1920×1080 pixels, powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor designed for premium smartphones with a processor clock speed of 2.2GHz clearly coming off as a high-end device. It will also feature 2GB of RAM, 16GB internal memory and a 20 megapixel Exmor RS main camera and feature Sony G-lens (see photo above) and BIONZ image processor that clearly outlines the reason as to why it will come fitted with a 3,000 mAh battery and a fast processor in hand to reduce the bottlenecks in digital camera speed associated with the BIONZ image processor.
The phone will also be dust and waterproof as it is certified by the Sony standard IP57 certification. The phone will however only be able to handle a water to the height of 1 metre just as its predecessor the Sony Xperia and we hope that it will borrow its 30 minute resistivity under the same conditions. Without a doubt the digital technology associated with the new Sony Xperia i1 Honami will be something to talk about during its rumoured launch scheduled for September 4th during IFA in Berlin as it will also have what Sony is calling the “G-Lens” aka ‘unique optical design technology and quality control for exceptional optical performance on par with the best optical lenses in the industry’.
The upcoming flagship smartphone from Sony is expected to compete against the likes of other camera-phones such as Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom that if books are to go by the Sony Xperia i1 Honami is already steps ahead if megapixels and battery power are anything to go by as it closely compares with the Samsung Note II’s 3100mAh battery power that has the capability of a 6hour video playback. More importantly the recently launched Nokia Lumia 1020 will also be a close competitor going by its unrivaled camera capability that is way ahead unless we have a closer look remembering that this is more to a good picture than the high megapixel claim. Without a doubt competition is imminent between these technology giants so let’s await the launch to have a more solid comparison.