Sony “Honami” i1 phablet to come with 20-megapixel camera, interchangeable lens: Report

honami-i1-635The leaked specifications of the device reveal a 5-inch 1080×1920 display with a 2000:1 contrast ratio. The phone is said to be powered by the quad-core Snapdragon MSM8974 processor clocked at 2.3GHz alongside 2GB of RAM. The phone will have 32GB internal storage with a microSD card slot for expansion. The highlight of the device however is the leaked information with regards to the camera.

According to the report, the phone will come with a 20-megapixel camera with Sony G lens, Cybershot Camera UI, a dedicated Camera Shutter key, Xenon flash and interchangeable lenses. If it is indeed true, how the bit about interchangeable lenses will work out is something that lies in a bit of ambiguity. The powerful rear camera will also be accompanied by a 2.2-megapixel Exmor R front camera capable of taking 1080p video.

All this hardware will be backed by a 3000mAh battery with an additional stamina mode, probably something similar to the power saving mode on current Sony devices. The device is expected to run Android 4.2.2. And will also have an IR Remote similar to current leading devices such as the Galaxy S4 and HTC One. Apart from this, according to the report, the device will come with NFC, One Touch Sharing, Wi-Fi Miracast and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity.

The leaked specifications of the device were also accompanied by an out of focus shot of the phablet. Nothing concrete can be observed from the extremely blurry shot though.

The phone is rumoured to be a part of Sony’s “One Sony” strategy that CEO Kazuo Hirai had talked about last year. The philosophy works on focusing on the three segments Sony is known for, namely digital imaging, gaming and mobile and integrating their operations into one.

If the rumours are indeed true, this will be the second phablet the company would be working on. Its first phablet the Sony Xperia Z Ultra was recently teased in press invites and is expected to be launched on June 20.

The Xperia Z Ultra, that is also dubbed as “Togari”, is rumoured to have specifications a bit similar to what has been leaked for the Sony i1 Honami, apart from the camera. The device is rumoured to have a Snapdragon 800 processor with a clock speed of 2.3GHz alongside 2GB of RAM. This device is also expected to come with a 2700mAh or a 3000mAh battery. It is also known to come with the X-Reality Engine, which happens to be an upgrade to the Sony’s mobile Bravia Engine 2. The phablet is said to feature an 8-megapixel camera and 2.2-megapixel front-facing camera.