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  • Sony Xperia Z1 (Honami) officially announced, 20MP waterproof cameraphone

    Sony Xperia Z1 (Honami) officially announced, 20MP waterproof cameraphone

    After months of leaks and rumours, the Sony Xperia Z1 or previously known as Honami finally gets officially announced. Combining the best of Sony according to the One Sony initiative it puts in an awesome 20.7MP, F2.0 aperture 27mm wide-angle G Lens equipped camera sensor into a thin yet stylish glass covered smartphone. The smartphone itself is IP58 waterproof and features the now familiar OmniBalance design. The main focus of the Z1 remains the camera though as it packs in 3x clear zoom, a BIONZ image processor, super fast shutter to capture time and a dedicated camera shutter button. Other tech specs are equally impressive as it offers a 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB storage, up to 64GB microSD, Android 4.2 and a 3000 mAh battery. According to Sony, the cameraphone has up to 14 hours talk time and also utilizes pixel-binning like the Lumia 1020. This pixel-binning seems to offer more sharpness and clarity rather than Lytro-like after zoom effects.

  • Rumours: Sony Honami to be called Sony Xperia Z1, press shots appear?

    Rumours: Sony Honami to be called Sony Xperia Z1, press shots appear?

    A number of rumours surrounding Sony's upcoming cameraphone, the Sony i1 Honami have surfaced and these include the fact that it may be called the Sony Xperia Z1 instead. Some rather low-resolution renders have appeared showing off the cameraphone in Black, Purple and White along with sample photos which confirm the 20.7MP camera sensor inside. Other rumours indicate that the phone's camera can also record 4K video and will come with Xenon and LED dual flash. Still no news about price or availability for Malaysia and as with all rumours do take these with a pinch of salt as it could very well be another unknown cameraphone waiting to be revealed.

  • Rumours: Sony Xperia Z1 (Honami) benchmarked

    Rumours: Sony Xperia Z1 (Honami) benchmarked

    Sony's upcoming cameraphone, the Sony i1 Honami supposedly got benchmarked with these scores appearing on AnTuTu with an impressive score of 30625. The benchmark seems to confirm at least two things about the cameraphone and this includes the fact that it may be called the Sony Xperia Z1 instead. It also confirms that the phone will be powered by a Snapdragon 800 processor as you generally get these types of scores with this processor. Still no news about price or availability for Malaysia and as with all rumours do take these with a pinch of salt as AnTuTu benchmarks have been known to be false before.

  • Rumours: Leaked Manual confirms Sony Interchangeable lens for Smartphones

    Rumours: Leaked Manual confirms Sony Interchangeable lens for Smartphones

    What appears to be a leaked manual of the upcoming Sony DSC-QX100 and DSC-QX10 or interchangeable wireless lens for smartphones that Sony has been reportedly developing has appeared. The images show the two lens along with what appears to be a parts list for all the various parts of the lens. This includes a Power button, microphone, display panel, zoom lever, shutter button, jack and reset button which is listed below:

    1. Power Button
    2. Microphone
    3. Display Panel (shows the card is not inserted / shows the remaining battery charge)
    4. Hook for belt
    5. Tripod
    6. Ring Control (DSC-QX100)
    7. The power / charge / movie (Green: Power on / Orange: running charging / Red: running video)
    8. Zoom lever
    9. shutter button
    10. Multifunctional jack
    11. RESET button
  • Rumours: Sony i1 or Honami and 6.44-inch Togari coming to Malaysia after August?

    Rumours: Sony i1 or Honami and 6.44-inch Togari coming to Malaysia after August?

    Upcoming smartphones aren't just about Samsung, especially where Sony is concerned as their Sony Honami or i1 looks to focus all of Sony's latest display, camera, smartphone and audio technologies into a single device. Combining everything from Sony's BE2 Bravia Engine to a 16.2MP Cyber-shot camera the Sony i1 is rumoured to be a glass/metal fusion with carbon fiber and around 10mm in thickness. Other rumoured tech specs include:

    • 5 inch Full HD Reality / Triluminos Display with X-Reality
    • S800 + Adreno 330, clock unknown
    • 2GB RAM
    • 32GB Storage + micro sd slot
    • 8/13/16.2 Mp camera, with BIONZ mobile (1/1.5"/1.1.6 Exmor RS sensor + G Lens + Xenon Flash/Dual Led/Plasma flash)
    • S Master Walkman mobile + Liquid Magnetic Mobile Speaker
    • 3000 mAh battery
    • Android 4.2.2 or 4.3
    • IP58 certification