Sony Honami to Launch as Google Nexus 5 This Summer – Why it Makes Sense

Sony Honami to Launch as Google Nexus 5 This Summer – Why it Makes SenseExciting and unexpected news this week as reports suggest that not only are the Google Nexus 5 and the Sony Honami Smartphones very real indeed and may share the same release date this summer, but they could in fact be one and the same device.

Ever since the Google Nexus 5 spectacularly failed to launch at I/O in May – or even warrant a mention for that matter – speculation has been rife as to which manufacturer the search giant was in bed with for its next Smartphone. LG formally ruled itself out of this and any upcoming Nexus project, HTC is too busy with the One and the One Mini, Samsung has various versions of the Galaxy S4 going on and Sony was neck-deep in its Xperia efforts.

As far as Sony was concerned, the Smartphone carrying the codename of Honami was expected to launch as the successor to the Xperia Z Smartphone with a release date sometime this fall. Expectation were huge as to the specs and features the Honami would pack, but at the same time this seemed to rule Sony out of the running for a Google Nexus 5 partnership.

Or so we thought.

What we’re told to expect from the Sony Honami is a 5-inch 1080p HD screen, a quad-core Snapdragon 800 CPU running at 2.3GHz, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable memory, a 13-megapixel rear-camera and a sizeable 3,000mAh battery. And just as has become the standard for Sony’s top-shelf lines, the Honami will also be dust-proof, water-proof and quite painfully gorgeous.

So, if you take the above recipe and add a sprinkling of Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie goodness – or even version 4.3 Jelly Bean – you have yourself the precise leviathan of a Smartphone we’d expected to the Google Nexus 5 to be. And given the fact that the Sony Xperia Z Smartphone has only just seen its release date in plenty of circles and hasn’t even arrived yet in others, to launch a successor so soon seems a little hasty to say the least.

Maybe we’re putting two and two together to come up with nine, but to be honest the idea of a Sony Nexus 5 is just too damn irresistible not to read into.

 

Try these:

Nanoparticles as an Improved Blood Cancer Treatment
PlayStation 4 and Xbox One Preorders Dry Up – Amazon, GameStop and Best Buy Struggle With Demand
Apple Builds Ranks to Build iWatch – Release Date Not Before Summer 2014
Sony Honami Teaser Confirms September 4th Launch, Cool Corners, Pretty Purpleness
Rockstar Shares Grand Theft Auto 5 Location and Map Details – Bye Bye Social Life
iPad Mini 2 Spotted in Space Gray Flavor – Retina Riddle Remains
Think You’re a Safe and Savvy Mobile Tech User? Statistics Say Otherwise
Where the Invites At? Time Running Out for Apple’s October 22 iPad Launch Party
HTC One Max Trumps iPhone 5S with Quick Launch Fingerprint Feature
Nintendo Wii U Sales Spike 685% in UK, Credited to Zelda – Wii U Renaissance Begins?
Motorola "Moto G" Trademark Gets Sighted - Could This Be Hint at Motorola Nexus Phone?
Android 4.4.1 KitKat Rumored to Be Rolling Out for HTC One Google Edition
A New Low for BlackBerry – Zero Sales Recorded Across Key Asian Markets
Apple Confirms Red Friday Sales Extravaganza for Eastern Markets – More Gift Cards?
BUILD 2014: No Sign of Microsoft Surface Mini – Still, it Has to Happen
HTC One (M7) Down to a Dollar at Best Buy – Serious Bang for Your Buck
Fantastic Plastic HTC One (M8) Could Cost Just $450 SIM-Free
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Preorders Now Open – Solid Specs from $199 and Up
Report: Microsoft Surface Mini Will Launch Delayed by MS Office Holdup
Base Tesla Model S Updated, Boasts of Extended Range, Improved Performance