Sony's Honami Smartphone is Rumored to Support 4K Video Recording

Posted Thu Aug 15, 2013 at 11:00 AM PDT by

An unverified promotional slide implies that the new mobile device will be able to shoot in 4K.

Details have been trickling in about Sony's upcoming smartphone, and the latest developments could prove particularly interesting to high-def enthusiasts. According to a supposed promotional slide that leaked onto a Chinese social networking site called Weibo, the device will be able to record 4K video.

The slide in question also proposes a 20MP rear camera and a 2.1MP front camera. The phone is rumored to sport a Snapdragon 800 processor (which is 4K ready) and a 5-inch HD display as well. While this is all exciting news, the slide does feature one detail that seems at odds with Sony's overall 4K strategy. The image reveals a resolution of 4,000 x 2,000 for 4K video, which clashes with the 3,840 x 2,160 resolution chosen for Sony 4K Ultra HD displays.


Sony has yet to confirm or deny the Honami's potential 4K support and details on full specs, pricing, and availability are still forthcoming.

Sources: Engadget via CNET

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