It appears that the device has made its first appearance and has been pictured alongside the BlackBerry Q10. A post by XDA-developer member, Xleaky reveals blurred images of an unnamed Sony device that has been clicked next to the BlackBerry Q10 QWERTY phone. The post further notes, "You didn't see this from me... but 4th of Sep is gonna be exciting! Thats all I'm saying!"
The post was first spotted by Xperia Blog that notes that the images could be false.
Moreover, the post does not reveal a lot of details related to the unnamed Sony handset except some indications about its expected size. In the pictures, the alleged Sony Xperia Honami mini looks smaller than the BlackBerry Q10 which measures 119.6x66.8mm.
Earlier, a forum post at Esato.com revealed the specifications of the alleged Sony Honami mini which also suggested that the device is code-named Ray 3. According to the post, the Xperia Honami mini will sport a 4.3-inch Triluminos 720p display. It is rumoured to be powered by a 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, which also powers the Xperia Honami. It is likely to come with 2GB RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a 2400mAh battery and support for microSD card.
The post also claimed that the Xperia Honami mini will again feature the 20.7-megapixel camera which is the major highlight of the yet to be announced Xperia Honami aka Xperia Z1 device. As per the post, the alleged mini version will feature the same Sony G lens, f/2.0 aperture and the same 1/2.3" sensor which is being expected in the original device.