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Sony working on a CyberShot-infused smartphone

Whenever a company such as Sony decides to incorporate a technology from a certain product into a device on a different category, we can almost always expect a spectacular result. This is the reason we were pretty fired up when heard of the news about a rumored handset called Honami which is said to be infused with Sony CyberShot imaging technology.

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According to numerous reports, the CyberShot implementation on this alleged smartphone is going to be a two-part affair; a good hardware in the form of 1/1.6” Exmor RS stacked sensor backed by a respectable Sony CyberShot G lens found on their point-and-shoot offering and equally capable software to fully utilize the hardware’s capabilities.

Now, we know that some of you may not be fully appreciate Honami’s ample-sized sensor by merely looking at numbers. Fortunately, VR-zone is kind enough to share a diagram of the different sensor sizes found on popular smartphones/camera so we’ll have a better grasp at where Honami’s 1/1.6” Exmor sensors stands in terms of size.

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From here we can see that the rumored handset will sport the second biggest sensor from the pack and is only bested by the king of camera phones, the Nokia PureView 808. While I still believe that the PureView 808 is still on a different league than the Honami, I think that sizeable sensor will bring significant improvement on image quality and zoom to the speculated handset.

Because of the sensor size and lens, it is believed that the handset will have slightly stocky frame which is thought be around 10mmat best. Other info about the device includes a 5-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.3GHz with 2GB RAM and 2700mAh battery. All of its components are said to be encased in body with “Glass and Metal” construction with some Carbon Fiber for added flare and reinforcements.

So what do you guys think about the rumored Sony Honami? Is it a phone worth waiting for or what?


This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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3 Responses

  1. Clarence Alvarado says:

    History repeats itself. It was spectacular back days where Nokia and Sony Ericsson build the best of imaging into cameraphones, and now, here they are again, besting each other to give us consumers what a cameraphone really is.

  2. Kunsel says:

    Pwedeng pwede na yan. Yung Lumix LX5 ko nga 1/1.63″ sensor size. Malaki na yun! Sana lang yang ganyang hardware di masira ng poor image processing.

  3. Tambay sa Kanto says:

    didn’t sony do this before? around 2000/2001?

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