It’s been awhile since Sony unveiled the Sony Xperia Z back at CES 2013 in January. While we’re still waiting for the Sony Xperia Z to land here in the states, there’s already talk of a new Sony handset set to release this summer, codenamed the Sony Honami. Sources close to the matter are saying the device will feature a 5-inch full HD 1080p display, and powerful 2.3 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor. While we let that set in for just a little bit, the standard 2GB of RAM also makes the cut, along with a 2,700mAh+ battery.
According to VR-Zone, Honami’s most notable spec will be its Sony 1/1.6″ sized sensor and premium grade Sony Cybershot G lens. This would, in theory, place the device right up there with the Nokia Pureview 808, a smartphone with the best image quality to date (also one of the thickest). And it’s not just hardware either. The Honami is said to use the same imaging software as Sony’s Cybershot cameras to process images. Because of the point-n-shoot sized specs (and phablet sized battery), the whole phone is expected to be a little thicker than most of this year’s flagships, measuring in at about 10mm in thickness.
We’re going to have to take the wait and see approach, not getting our hopes up until we have something a little more concrete (like a leaked image). Chinese site ePrice is pegging August or September for the international release and with IFA 2013 also coming up in September, it’s possible we’ll learn more around then.