Aug 09 AT 3:51 PM Dima Aryeh 11 Comments

Purple Sony Honami teased in image, software shown running on Xperia Z

Sony Honami Teaser

The Sony Honami is getting quite a bit of attention even among US phone enthusiasts, who have little experience with Sony devices. We don’t get many Sony phones here, and those we do get are often very late to the market. Luckily, we have the Sony Xperia Z, even if it is exclusive to one carrier.

This latest leak is a teaser for the conference in Berlin, taking place on September 4th. At first, the image just looks like a purple stripe. But looking closer, it’s actually a device in purple. The power button is visible, but the edges are rounder than the Xperia Z. It looks to be the rumored Honami, which has been leaked before. And it looks like it’ll come in purple, just like the Xperia Z.

A system dump from the Honami was also leaked previously, and someone has posted a video of the software running on his Xperia Z. It looks like Sony has put quite a lot of time into the software, because it looks far better than other Sony ROMs. The animations are fancy and pleasant, the design is Holo-ish but good looking, and the camera app is feature packed. It’s probably a very early build, and modified by a ROM dev, but it still gives us a good look at what may come on the Honami.

The device is rumored to launch with a 5-inch 1080p “Triluminos” display, the X-reality engine (the successor to the Bravia engine), a 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 quad core processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage with a microSD slot, and the 20.7 megapixel camera with the G-lens and BIONZ image processor. And just like the Xperia Z, it’ll be dustproof and water resistant. It sounds very impressive, so we can’t wait for the announcement. What do you think of this device?

Source: GSM Arena, Phone Arena

Dima Aryeh is obsessed with all things car and tech. His time is split between gaming and fixing his racecar. He also does photography in his spare time.

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  • R.S

    I think if it’s released in a timely manner and on more than one carrier, it could sell very well.

    • donger

      Yes if true.

  • Vtks

    So it will be like Xperia Z Ultra 2

  • Hastelculo

    I was gonna go for the lg g2, but everything about this phone sounds better

  • PLUS+

    Does anyone know what kind of audio this device will be running?

    • Believe

      They rumored that they will be using a liquid magnet audio.

  • abrahavt

    It is going to be between this phone and the Nexus 5 for my next phone. Cant wait to get more details of both.

  • Pravas

    All I can say that the menu looks good.

  • Alexander drzfr3shboialex

    Same thing I said about the nexus, but with this I just need a loud speaker and DAC, unless HTC has a surprise under their sleeve (that’s not the max). I’d like to see an updated HTC one with these specs to be released with the max. Not everyone wants a huge phone in their pockets.

  • donger

    Would be my first purple phone.

  • Eli Gaffke

    You had me a microSD card slot.
    I love that the tether attached to the phone says HTC on it.
    Now just bring it to Verizon.