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Sony ‘Honami’ could be the first smartphone to record 4K video

Itching for some more information about the Sony Honami, the company’s rumoured 20-megapixel cameraphone? Members of xda-developers have been busy pulling apart a system dump of the handset’s software, with Xperia Blog going on to highlight the most interesting details.

According to the software dump, the Honami does indeed feature a 20-megapixel shooter capable of taking 5248×3936 stills. The board also confirmed that a Snapdragon 800 processor will be used in the handset, but most interestingly, the phone will be apparently be capable of shooting 4K video. The software alludes to a “Super Resolution algorithm” that enables 4000×2000 recordings with a 2.0 aspect ratio. Other camera features include a new burst mode and augmented reality app.

As for the overall software experience, Sony has apparently made some further changes to its customizations on the Honami. Those include a new launcher, an app tray, and improved apps for messaging, the clock, the phonebook, and the calendar. Sony’s onscreen keyboard has also seen some tweaks, and there’s a new notes app to boot.

There’s no exact word on when Sony will announce the Honami, but previous rumours have indicated that we’ll see it before the end of the year. Sony is also holding an event in Paris on July 4th, which could possibly be related to the Honami.

Spotted at CNET UK

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