Sony may well be a long-established maker of premium tech products, but in the smartphone industry, it remains one of a number of companies playing catch-up with Samsung. Following on from the water-resistant Xperia Z, the so-called Sony Honami smartphone has been rumored for quite a while, and today, the Japanese company has delivered a couple of teaser snaps via Twitter in an attempt to build up some sort of hype. With a 5-inch display, the Honami is certainly edging towards phablet territory, and with the upcoming Galaxy Note 3 for company, it will be intriguing to see whether Sony's latest export will fare better than the last few.
Sony, being a camera maker as well as a smartphone manufacturer, should have the smartphone-camera market pretty much sewn up. But with Nokia continuing to shine in this particular department, it would appear as though the Japanese electronics giant is about to step up its game. A leaked presentation slide of the rumored "Honami" handset suggests the device could be capable of shooting 4K video, and with the company's PlayStation 4 console set to be a vital part of the Ultra HD revolution, we certainly wouldn't discount these claims with haste.