Sony to debut 4K smartphone?

Written by Andy Stout

SonyAn Xperia Z gets the waterboard treatment

Unless someone pours cold water on some very firm rumours, Sony is on the verge of releasing a new top-of-the-range smartphone with 4K capability

One of the big beasts of the further reaches of the tech blogosphere recently has been a new Sony phone codenamed Honami which looks to take the company’s Xperia handset range to unprecedented new levels, possibly even via a bit of a rebrand. Much has been written, much has been speculated, but a few days ago a system dump from a test unit was leaked onto the web and it contains some rather specific, not to mention rather surprising, information

4K video

The big news? 4K video. Yes, that’s right. 4K on a phone. 4000 x 2000 pixels. Personally, we don’t know how we ever lived without it already. That footage is going to be captured via a new 20MP lens and sensor combination – making it an awesomely powerful digital camera in its own right and raising the bar significantly over the company’s current flagship model, the Xperia Z, and its 13MP capability. Other new stuff includes plenty of other camera goodies and editing apps, some augmented reality software, music streaming, water and dust resistance, and even some UI tweaks.

But, if you’re anything like us, you might have to go back and read the last bit of the above paragraph again as not much of it went in. 4K on a phone? Wow...

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