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One of the most eagerly awaited handsets of the year is the Sony i1 Honami. This model is supposed to inaugurate a new line of camera-centric phones from the Japanese OEM that will allow Sony to compete with models like the Nokia Lumia 1020 and the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom. Meanwhile, a photo that was published in the Google+ account of one Taylor Li is alleged to be the first published photo from the Honami.

While EXIF data can be fooled with, the information derived from the picture shows that it was apparently snapped using the C6902 which is the non-LTE version of the phone, expected to be heading to India. The camera used was made by Sony and contained a 20.65MP sensor with a f/2.0 aperture.

The specs of Sony's new flagship Android model are rumored to include a 5 inch screen featuring a triluminuous display with X-reality engine and a resolution of 1080 x 1920 (FHD). A quad-core 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor is under the hood with 2GB of RAM on board. 16GB of native storage can be added to thanks to the microSD slot on the phone, and the 3000mAh battery offers stamina mode to help increase battery life. The 20.7MP shooter on back includes a Sony G lens and Android 4.2.2 is pre-installed.

We are expecting to see Sony introduce this model on September 4th in Berlin, the same date that Samsung is expected to unveil the Samsung Galaxy Note III and its new smartwatch.

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