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Sony “Honami” system dump shows 20-megapixel camera and more

1 year ago 11

There are all sorts of rumors swirling around Sony’s next flagship phone, codenamed “Honami.” Now a system dump from a Canadian carrier device with the model number C6906 has popped up, and it’s believed to be either the Honami or another of Sony’s next-gen devices. With either option, you’re still getting an incredible list of specs that bests any smartphone currently on the market. We’re seeing a Snapdragon 800 processor as well as a mind-blowing camera set-up. The camera is set to have a 20-megapixel sensor with Super Resolution algorithm, the ability to record 4K video, a new SteadyShot feature, ISO range up to 12,800, Timeshift mode (similar to burst mode), new effects and a cool new API that’s supposed to allow developers to create add-ons for the camera. That’s some serious camera shiznit right there. An augmented reality app made by Sony is said to be bundled with this phone, and it will take advantage of the beastly camera.

The entire Sony user interface got a bit of a refresh. The launcher has been tweaked, and other elements of the UI have received slight changes to help keep the device up to speed. Also included in the system dump was a look at a redesigned Walkman app that should include one of the most requested features for Sony phones: unlimited music streaming through the Walkman app. One interesting note about the Walkman app, though. The design language almost seems to be a hybrid of Android and Windows Phone. That doesn’t mean much, but it does make for an interesting look. I’ll include a gallery with more pictures below for your viewing pleasure.

Whatever this new phone is, it’s shaping up to knock the socks off the competition. Does the Honami pique anybody’s interest? Let us know!