By Alexandra Burlacu | Jun 30, 2013 07:31 PM EDT
The much-rumored Sony Honami smartphone has leaked online yet again, with a new set of alleged press images showing the upcoming device.
While press images often leak before the big unveiling of a device, keep in mind that Sony has yet to announce the handset in question. With that in mind, the company's upcoming event set for July 4 in Paris seems like the perfect venue for a new debut.
When Sony sent out media event invitations for its Paris event, many believed the handset teased in those pictures was the Sony Xperia Z Ultra, also referred to as Togari at the time. That device made its debut in the meantime, which led people to assume that the handset in the official event teasers is in fact the upcoming Sony Honami (Xperia i1).
The Sony Honami (Xperia i1) is expected to launch as the company's next 5-inch flagship smartphone and now three new images show the front side of the handset. The newly-leaked images come from the Xperia Blog and were reportedly taken from the leaked system dump of the Sony Honami. The rear of the handset is not visible in any images so far, but the new leaks seem to confirm the rumored aluminum frame and dedicated camera button.
The new leaked images again show the button layout on the right side of the device, i.e. the volume rocker, the on/off switch and what may be the rumored dedicated camera button. The phone's display in one of these images shows the Eiffel tower, further suggesting that the smartphone may make its debut at Sony's upcoming event in Paris.
The much-rumored Sony Honami is expected to launch as the company's newest flagship smartphone, sporting a Full HD (1080p) 5-inch display and boasting a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, a whopping 20-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 2.2-megapixel front-facing shooter. The latest Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean will reportedly be on board as well.
Just to be on the safe side, however, remember that these are just leaks that may or may not show the real deal. Sony's upcoming event is just days away, so wait until an official announcement to know for sure. Until then, take all leaks, rumors and speculation with a healthy dose of skepticism.
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