Power Player: Sony Xperia Z1 Specs Confirmed Ahead of IFA Launch

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The Sony Xperia Z1 just was prematurely announced thanks to a leaked press release ahead of the press event scheduled for September 4 in Berlin. The device, also known by its Honami code name, is designed to be Sony’s flagship phone and a successor to the Xperia Z that was launched earlier this year. Following […]

9 Exciting Smartphones for Fall 2013: iPhone 5S, Sony Honami & More

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2013 is shaping up to be quite the year for smartphone launches with powerful, drool-worthy devices that either have launched or are launching soon. Sony’s Xperia Z kicked off the year in style with a 1080p display and elegant styling that hides its waterproof and dustproof capabilities. In the first half of the year, we […]

Why Nikon, Canon Should Be Afraid of Sony Honami’s Interchangeable Lenses

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When images of the Sony Honami smartphone along with the interchangeable lens units emerged yesterday in high resolution, the Internet was abuzz proclaiming the camera-centric approach as a threat to Nokia’s famed Lumia smartphones and Samsung’s Android-based Galaxy S4 Zoom phone. However, Sony may not even be targeting the point-and-shoot market that its rivals are […]

Sony Honami Coming By End of Year With Point-And-Shoot Quality Camera

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Sony Korea head Kenji Sakai revealed that his company’s much rumored Honami smartphone will be hitting the Korean market by the end of the year. In recent months, the Honami is also said to be going by its i1 name, and the device will likely launch under Sony’s Xperia branding. A major appeal of the Honami […]

4 Smartphones With Amazing Cameras to Watch For Later This Year

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The ubiquity of smartphones in our lives, along with ever more capable cameras that they possess, have turned average consumers into prolific photographers documenting life’s many memories. From foodie adventures to your child’s memories, from roadtrips and vacations to wars and world events, smartphone photography is booming and manufacturers are adding features to try and […]

Images of Sony’s i1 Honami PureView Challenger Leaked

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Sony is looking to take on Nokia’s focus on the mobile photography market with its own rumored Honami smartphone, which is also going by the Sony i1 moniker. The device will be competitive against Nokia’s PureView-branded device with Carl Zeiss optics. Images of the device are posted on Xperia Blog. Newly leaked images for the Sony-made, […]

Sony to Refresh Xperia Z with Snapdragon 800 Processor

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Following Samsung’s lead in refreshing its Galaxy S4 flagship with Qualcomm’s beefy Snapdragon 800 processor, it appears that Sony may be doing the same with its Xperia Z smartphone. Though Sony Mobile Communications hasn’t offered any information on an Xperia Z powered by the Snapdragon 800 chipset, famed leakster @EldarMurtazin had turned to Twitter to announce […]

Sony Honami Xperia Phone Brings Interchangeable Lenses to Smartphones?

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If the leaked specs sheet is accurate for the Sony i1 smartphone, which has a Honami code name and will likely debut with the Japanese electronics-maker’s Xperia consumer branding, then we may see interchangeable lenses go mainstream on an Android smartphone. Sony appears to be leveraging its consumer Cybershot branding to tackle Nokia’s PureView imaging […]

New Rumors Emerge on Sony’s 20-Megapixel Honami Smartphone Camera

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We’ve recently heard that Sony may be working on a high-end successor to its Xperia Z and ZL flagship Android smartphones with a very capable 20-megapixel sensor called the Honami. Now, we’re learning new information about the sensor, the glass and optics that are being used, and the sensor size. We’re now hearing that Sony […]