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Over the past couple of weeks and months we’ve been hearing about a certain Sony i1 “Honami”, an upcoming smartphone by Sony that will feature a larger camera sensor, a phone supposedly that will challenge Samsung’s Galaxy S4 Zoom and Nokia’s recently announced Lumia 1020. Now thanks to the folks at Gadget Helpline, they have managed to get their hands on leaked photos of the upcoming Sony i1 Honami, and if you thought that the images were that of the Sony Xperia Z, we can’t blame you because upon first glance they certainly do look alike,

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Of course design will not be the highlight in the Honami, but rather its camera which according to the rumors points towards a 20MP Exmor sensor. While on the surface it shares some design aspects of the Xperia Z, the photos show a larger speaker grill on the bottom of the phone, suggesting that with the Honami, Sony could be emphasizing sound as one of its key features as well. In any case take these leaked photos and specs with a grain of salt for now, but it will be interesting to see how Sony’s offering will hold up against the competition. What do you guys think? Does Sony have a fighting chance?

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