Japanese mobile phone maker Sony Mobile has been long rumored to plan the release of a new high-end camera phone in the not too distant future, and what reportedly represents the first leaked photo with the device is now available online.There’s little that can be said about the device itself, since the aforementioned photo, available courtesy of Svartling.net, is quite blurry, but it seems that the device might borrow the same outer design as the Xperia Z.
Supposedly codenamed Honami, the phone should hit the market as Sony i1, featuring a 5-inch display capable of delivering a full HD resolution, the same as the current flagship handset from the Japanese vendor.
Furthermore, the mobile phone is expected to land on shelves with a 2.3GHz Snapdragon MSM8974 processor inside, paired with an Adreno 330 GPU and with 2GB of RAM.
The specifications list of the device is also said to include 32GB of internal memory, along with a microSD memory card slot for expansion purposes, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, One Touch Sharing, and the like.
The new device will be able to deliver a great camera experience to all users, it seems, courtesy of a 20MP or 13MP Exmor RS photo snapper with Xenon + Dual LED Flash, a Cybershot Camera UI, and dedicated camera button.
As PhoneArena notes, the upcoming mobile phone will also include a 2.2MP front camera for video calling, S-Master MX Mobile Audio Amplifier, Dual Stereo speakers, and a 3000mAh battery packed inside, with a new, improved STAMINA mode.
Offering support for 4G LTE networks, the handset is said to land on shelves running under Google’s Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, with a new Xperia UI loaded on top. It will also sport a Glass + Metal/Carbon Fiber body, while being IP 55/58 certified for dust, water, and shock resistance.
With no official confirmation on the handset’s existence and specs available until now, we’ll take the info above with a grain of salt, but keep an eye on this space for more on the matter.