Despite larger and larger smartphones, manufacturers know that not everyone likes having a device larger than what their hand can comfortably hold. But in order to still capitalize on a brand name, they release smaller versions of their flagships, like the HTC One Mini. the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, and the Motorola DROID Mini. A leaked photo from XDA Developers Forum now hints that Sony will be playing the same game with the Sony Honami Mini.
The Honami Mini is shown lying next to a Blackberry Q10. Solely based on measurments taken from the photo, the Sony smartphone measures 109.24 mm tall and 57.88 mm wide. Some other hardware were also detailed in the forum post, including a 4.3-inch HD screen, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, a 2400 mAh battery, and a 20.7 megapixel camera with a 1/2.3 F 2.0 Sony G lens.
These specs really point to a miniature Sony Honami, which has a 5.0-inch 1080p display, a 3000 mAh battery, 2 GB of RAM, and a 20 megapixel Exmor R rear camera. The Honami Mini is also rumored to run on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chip like the Honami itself, but, given the trend, it would probably only have a Snapdragon S4 Pro.
The Honami Mini is expected be unveiled right beside its bigger brother next week at the IFA trade show in Berlin. There's no leak so far about color options, so we don't know if the Honami Mini will also be offered in the rumored purple color.