June 29, 2013 9:28am
Sony’s upcoming Xperia Z successor, codenamed ‘Honami’, has long been rumoured as a fairly iterative update to the 13-megapixel-touting current flagship.
In a series of newly-leaked photos, users can see the design similarities, as well as the many differences, between the two models. ‘Honami’ takes some cues from the recently-announced Xperia Z Ultra, too, including built in conductive charging support and a sharper 20MP camera sensor with xenon flash.
The device’s front appears fairly nondescript but you can’t tell much from what appears to be a prototype body. As with all recent Sony Xperia smartphones, there are no capacitive buttons on the bottom of the screen; Sony has opted for on-screen navigation.
‘Honami’ is rumoured to come with Qualcomm’s newest Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB internal storage and a 1080p Triluminous display, which will be a huge improvement over the poorly-performing part found in the Xperia Z.
The device also looks fairly thin, coming in under 7mm if initial observations hold true.
I’m sure we’ll have more from Sony soon, but first we have to take ownership of the massive 6.4-inch Xperia Z Ultra.