It was only a few days ago that we heard details of Sony’s waterproof Xperia ZR, and now the Japanese company is said to be working on two additional handsets that will be released later in the year. A forum poster on Chinese social networking site Baidu served up details of the new phones, codenamed “Togari” and “Honami”, both said to be flagship devices that will be the best Sony has to offer. As always, these are just rumours right now.
Above: The Sony Xperia Z
The Togari will apparently feature a 6.44-inch 1080p display, putting the size well above phones such as the Samsung Galaxy Note II and LG Optimus G Pro. The design of the handset will reportedly be similar to the Xperia Z, featuring a glass back and multiple colour options. Specs for the device weren’t provided, but the handset is rumoured to launch in Japan as soon as July.
Honami, meanwhile, will be a brand new 5-inch flagship for Sony. The phone is believed to feature a 1080p display along with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, Adreno 330 graphics, 2GB of RAM, and a whopping 20-megapixel camera. The Honmai is also said to feature a dedicated audio chip for better music playback, not unlike the Galaxy S III and Galaxy S4 which feature Wolfson DACs.
Chinese site ePrice has collaborated some of the information, saying that the viewing angles of the Honami’s display will be much improved over the Xperia Z thanks to the use of a new panel. The site says that the handset will debut in China sometime in July, with an international release planned for August or September.