The Sony Honami has yet to be launched, but there is already a leak regarding the Sony Honami Mini, set to come alongside the larger version. The two smartphones will start the Honami smartphone line, Sony’s camera phones.
The Sony Honami Mini will not be the standard shrunken down mid-range Android phone with the same brand name as the flagship, it will actually be an ideal top-tier smartphone with a smaller screen.
With a 4.3-inch 720p display, it sounds rather unremarkable, but it also comes with a Snapdragon 800 chip, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, 2400mAh battery and the 20MP sensor with f/2.4 aperture. This is mostly the same components as the Sony Honami, with a smaller and lower-resolution screen.
The battery life will be longer on the Sony Honami Mini even with the smaller battery, because of the 720p display instead of the 1080p display that sucks up a large chunk of battery life. For the average user, more battery life will take priority over a slightly better screen.
Unlike the HTC One Mini or Galaxy S4 Mini, two devices with mid-range specs hogging off the flagship brand name, the Sony Honami Mini seems like an ample competitor for the top spot, especially if Sony tries to sell it at a mid-range price point.
Sony has set a press event on September 4, previously we heard the Sony Honami was coming to the event and now the Sony Honami Mini looks set to join its older brother on stage, a few hours before Samsung launches the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear.
This could be a diamond in the rubble of ‘Mini’ devices, Motorola deployed the same tactic with the Droid Mini, making sure the internals were the same as the Ultra and knocking the price down to $99 on a two year contract, perhaps Sony will do the same with the Honami Mini.
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