The latest trend with handset manufacturers is to make a”mini” version of their flagship phone. Samsung, HTC and even Motorola has done this. Now, there is speculation that Japanese based OEM Sony will do the same with its upcoming new flagship model. The Sony i1 Honami is expected to be the first of Sony’s new camera-centric phones and is scheduled to be introduced September 4th in Berlin. Even though the full-sized phone has not even been introduced by Sony, already specs for the Honami mini have leaked. If true, Sony is going to be the first to truly keep flagship type specs in a mini version of their flagship phone.
According to a tipster on the Esato.com forums with a great track record, the Sony Honami mini will pack a 4.3 inch Triluminos display with resolution of 720 x 1280 (Ok, so its not perfectly the same), with a 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 under the hood, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. A microSD slot will be available and a 2400mAh battery will be keeping the lights on. But the most important news is that the 20.7MP camera won’t be touched with at all. The same Sony G lens, f/2.0 aperture and the same 1/2.3″ sensor will be on the Honami mini. So to recap, the only changes to the full-sized version of the phone is with the screen (from 5 inch 1080 x 1920 to 4.3 inch 720 x 1280), and the battery (from 3050mAh to 2400mAh).
The Sony Honami mini has a code name of Ray3. Despite all of this information, we caution you to take this with the proverbial grain of salt. After all, we are still days away from the unveiling of the full-sized model.