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Sony Honami likely to feature 4K video recording according to new leak

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Rumours that Sony’s upcoming Honami smartphone packed with a delightful 20.7MP camera may pack 4K video recording, may very well be true if the latest leaks are to be believed. The slide above comes from a presentation by Sony, but the original source has since removed their posts on Weibo, so not much is known about it anymore.

The slides show off the upcoming Sony Honami smartphone with some clear specifications that have leaked before such as the 20.7MP camera as well as a 2.2MP front facing camera. The slide has one tagline saying “How do you get 4K content? By shooting videos with a 4K cellphone.” which makes it all pretty clear. Unlike Sony’s current Ultra HD TVs, the Honami’s 4K video recording capabilities indicate that it will shoot video at 4,000 x 2,000 resolution with a strange aspect ratio. The Honami is rumoured to pack a Snapdragon 800 SoC which has more than enough processing power to accomplish the task at hand.

If rumours pan out, Sony may have a pretty good competitor to Samsung’s chunky Galaxy S4 Zoom and Nokia’s Lumia 1020 featuring Windows Phone 8.

Written by Dion Guillaume

August 15th, 2013 at 7:40 am

Sony set to take on Nokia and Samsung with “lens cameras” for your phone or tablet

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It seems that the beleaguered Sony is hot on the heals of Samsung and Nokia with their latest smartphone camera ambitions. In the latest round of Sony-related leaks, Sony Alpha Rumours shows of the upcoming Sony CX10 and Sony CX100 “lens cameras” to be used with your smartphone or tablet.

The Sony “lens cameras” are without a doubt aimed at the Nokia Lumia 1020 and Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom and are quite a concept. The Sony CX10 (pictured above) is supposedly a point-and-shoot camera that lacks a screen and controls, it is controlled by your smartphone or tablet through WiFi and packs its own processor, SD card slot, zoom lens and an 18MP CMOS sensor to hit the sweet spot. The Sony CX100 is set to feature the same sensor as the RX100 Mark II, though little else is mentioned regarding it.

Sony is scheduled to host an event at IFA 2013 which is likely to feature the two cameras alongside the long rumoured Sony Honami which is rumoured to pack a compact 20.7MP sensor inside a dust and water resistant body.

Written by Dion Guillaume

August 13th, 2013 at 8:30 am

Sony Honami to come in a selection of covers according to teaser

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It’s no secret that Sony is working on a new camera centric smartphone of their own, one that will not only take on the Nokia Lumia PureView devices, but also rule the Android camera phone market.

In a new teaser image that leaked out today, a glimpse of the upcoming Sony Honami is shown, with a purple hue, which may very well indicate that a wide variety of colours can be expected, or just that a purple variant will be available just like with the Sony Xperia Z. The Sony Honami, obviously an internal codename, will apparently pack a 5-inch full HD display, a 2.2GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, 2GB of RAM, and most importantly feature an enhanced 20.7MP camera.

Like most Sony devices nowadays, it will be protected from dust, water and other damage through its IP57 certification. The Sony Honami is expected to launch at an official launch even at IFA 2013 in Berlin on September 4.

Written by Dion Guillaume

August 8th, 2013 at 6:54 pm

Optical What? Panasonic and Sony are working on 300TB optical discs for 2015

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Just when everyone couldn’t care less about optical discs, Sony and Panasonic has announced that they are teaming up to create a new optical disc standard, with accompanying technology, that will have a minimum storage capacity of 300GB, that’s right GIGABYTE. The duo are clearly not going to gice up, but the question is; who will use discs if there is cloud storage?

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Written by Dion Guillaume

July 29th, 2013 at 6:05 pm

Upcoming Sony Honami camera phone superstar makes supposed appearance

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The upcoming Sony Honami, the company’s re-entry into the camera phone market, has alledgedly been caught on camera, and if real, could strongly uphold rumours of the upcoming device that could give the likes of Nokia, HTC and Samsung a run for their money.

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Written by Dion Guillaume

June 27th, 2013 at 5:06 pm

Sony Xperia Z Ultra goes official, may give the Galaxy Note III a run for its money

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With Samsung announcing everything, but the upcoming Galaxy Note III, Sony has taken advantage of the gap in the ‘phablet’ market by launching the Sony Xperia Z Ultra, one of the most promising ‘phablets’ to hit the market this year.

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Written by Dion Guillaume

June 25th, 2013 at 12:48 pm

Sony SmartWatch 2 launched, may prove to lead the Android smart watch wars

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Make way Apple iWatch and Samsung Galaxy Watch, Sony has just launched the Sony SmartWatch 2, their next generation smart watch for all Android smartphones, and considering that it’s early compared to its rumoured counterparts, it may just prove successful.

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Written by Dion Guillaume

June 25th, 2013 at 12:31 pm

Sony preparing new smartwatch for next week’s Mobile Asia Expo

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Sony first introduced their smartwatch early last year, it gained a following, but not as much traction as the company has hoped for. Nonetheless the company continued providing support to the device, but with recent rumours of an Apple iWatch and a Samsung Galaxy Watch, Sony seems to have upped their game and may lead the smartwatch revolution. The early bird catches the worm right?

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Written by Dion Guillaume

June 21st, 2013 at 11:57 am

Sony to launch 6.44-inch Xperia ZU on July 4 as Galaxy Note competitor

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Rumours have been floating around for a while now that Sony is planning a larger version of their popular Xperia Z smart phone that will be set to take on the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Note III. Well, today we not only get a glimpse into what we will be seeing, but also when we will be seeing it.

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Written by Dion Guillaume

June 13th, 2013 at 8:04 am

PlayStation 4 detailed; definite XBox One killer thanks to lack of DRM and lower price tag

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Sony has done, the Japanese may finally stand a chance in conquering the long standing console champions in the US with the new PlayStation 4. The new Sony PlayStation 4 has finally been unveiled and detailed in full at Sony’s E3 keynote, showing that the Japanese may finally be paying attention to what customers want and need.

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Written by Dion Guillaume

June 11th, 2013 at 7:58 am