By Alexandra Burlacu | Aug 13, 2013 07:49 AM EDT
A leaked camera sample that seems to be taken with the Sony Honami confirms the upcoming smartphone's 20-megapixel camera.
The Sony Honami, also referred to as the Xperia i1, has leaked on several occasions and is expected to pack a whopping 20-megapixel shooter to compete with the Nokia Lumia 1020, Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom and other camera smartphones. If this camera sample is indeed taken with the Sony Honami, it confirms the rumored 20-megapixel camera.
The image itself is nothing out of the ordinary, as it's just an ordinary photo of a bike. The EXIF data, however, is the interesting part, as it reveals more details about the device that took the photo.
If the EXIF data hasn't been tampered with, the picture dates to Aug. 10 and was taken by a Taylor Li, who used a C6902 device with a Sony-made camera, according to TechKiddy. The device's camera seems to have a resolution of 5248 x 3936 (20.65 megapixels), a 4:3 aspect ratio and f/2.0 aperture.
This C6902 model number is believed to be for the upcoming Sony Honami, a.k.a. Xperia i1. The device apparently received GCF certification on Aug. 9, according to this listing. GCF confirmed that model number C6902 is the non-LTE version of the device. The Sony Honami has also passed through the FCC recently.
Alleged specs of the C6902 include a 5-inch Full HD Triluminos display with X-reality engine, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.2GHz, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage expandable via microSD and a 3,000mAh battery.
The device is also expected to boast the aforementioned 20-megapixel camera with Sony G Lens and BIONZ image processing engine, 1/2.3 camera sensor and IP55/57 certification for dust- and water-resistance. In terms of connectivity, the purported Sony Honami will reportedly support GSM/UMTS/LTE and NFC, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth (EDR and Bluetooth 4.0) and Wi-Fi Hotspot Function. The handset will ship with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean on board.
The Sony Honami is expected to launch as Sony's next-generation 5-inch flagship. The company is expected to unveil the new handset at a special media event on Sept. 4, the same date when Samsung will reportedly unveil its new Galaxy Note 3.
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