Sony's 'Honami' smartphone exposed in new video?

Sony posts a video showing off the smooth lines of a smartphone but keeps mum on its name or any details, only saying the handset is "new" and "extraordinary."

Will the rumored 'Honami' smartphone work in water?
Honami in water? Screenshot by Don Reisinger/CNET

Sony has posted a video to YouTube that hints at a new smartphone launch that might just be the long-rumored Honami.

The company on Tuesday posted a video to YouTube showing special shots of a smartphone. Sony didn't say which handset it is or what the device might offer, but offered some views of its smooth lines, a camera, and its ability to be tossed in water. A description of the smartphone on YouTube says that the handset is both "new" and "extraordinary."

Rumors have been swirling for months that Sony is at work on a new, flagship smartphone codenamed Honami . The device, according to reports, is expected to include 4K video recording, a 21-megapixel camera, and the latest Snapdragon 800 processor. The handset's display will come in at 5 inches and 1080p resolution, according to reports.

Sony has remained tight-lipped about its smartphone plans, but it's clear from its video it has something big planned. Check it out:

(Via Engadget)

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Don Reisinger is a technology columnist who has covered everything from HDTVs to computers to Flowbee Haircut Systems. Besides his work with CNET, Don's work has been featured in a variety of other publications including PC World and a host of Ziff-Davis publications.

 

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