Sony Mobile India has launched the 6-inch Xperia XA1 Ultra in India at a recommended price of Rs. 31,990 (£383, €428, $497). However, the handset is available for rs. 29,990 in all Sony Center stores across India, where you can choose one of four different colours (White, Black, Golden and Pink).

Sony is including a Quick Charger (UCH12) in the box, as well as a Rs. 1,000 discount off the price of the Style Cover Stand (SCSG40), when purchasing the phone. [read more…]

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Sony Mobile is now officially selling the Xperia XA1 Ultra in the United States. Best Buy is the exclusive retailer of the phone, who has all four colours (Black, White, Pink, Gold) of the handset in stock. The variant that Sony is stocking is the G3223 which supports the following LTE bands: 2, 4, 5, 7, 12, 13, 17, 28, 29, 66. If you are interested, the Xperia XA Ultra is available for $399.99 here. [read more…]

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A new firmware update is currently rolling for the Xperia XZ Premium (G8141) and XZ Premium Dual (G8142) that moves the software build number from 45.0.A.5.1 to version 45.0.A.7.90. The latest version includes the latest July 2017 security patches (from June 2017 previously). It doesn’t look like much else has changed, and still no double tap to wake. If you have updated to this build, please let us know your impressions in the comments below. [read more…]

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Sony Mobile has begun to seed an update for the Xperia X Performance and Xperia XZ that moves the build number from 41.2.A.7.8 to version 41.2.A.7.35. The new update primarily updates the Android security patch to 1 July 2017 (from 1 June previously).

At the time of writing only a few regions (at most) have received the update for each variant, but expect a wider rollout in the coming days. Do let us know if you have updated, and noticed any other changes, in the comments below. [read more…]

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The Xperia XZ Premium is Sony’s flagship design, built with Sony’s trademark build quality. This has been evidenced by JerryRigEverything’s latest durability test, where he puts the Xperia XZ Premium through his scratch, bend, burn (torture) tests. It’s somewhat painful watching the Xperia XZ Premium put through these tests, but the outcome shows Sony’s build quality shine through. Check out the video below. [read more…]

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Sony Mobile has begun to roll a new firmware update for the Xperia X that moves the build number from 34.3.A.0.194 to version 34.3.A.0.206. The ‘194’ update was the first to feature Android 7.1.1 Nougat, so Sony may have quashed some bugs in the latest build, but we can’t say for sure as, annoyingly, Sony never includes a changelog in their releases. What we can see is that the Android security patch has been updated to 1 July 2017 (from 1 June previously).

At the time of writing, the update is rolling on the single SIM Xperia X (F5121), however expect available to widen to the dual SIM (F5122), as well as the Xperia X Compact shortly. As usual, we will include all relevant FTF firmware links below in due course. [read more…]

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Sony Mobile has updated the beta version of its Music application to build number 9.3.10.A.1.1 which introduces some nice additions. This includes much-requested support for Android Auto, the introduction of Album art in song views, as well as being able to resize the Music widget.

If you notice the Hi-Res label missing in this release, then simply clear the data/cache to make it reappear. The devs will fix this in the next beta build. The APK is included in the link below, if you have not received it through the beta channels. [read more…]

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Alan Walker is a Norwegian record producer and DJ, who is known for the 2015 single “Faded”. Sony Mobile created an Xperia Theme celebrating the DJ, although it only appears to be available in the Nordic countries. You can try to download the theme at the Google Play Store, however if it is not available, the APK is included below. [read more…]

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We brought you some exciting news yesterday on what looks like two Sony Xperia flagships that will be announced at IFA 2017 at the end of August 2017. It appears that Sony will launch a flagship Sony G83XX model, along with potentially a compact version in the form of the Sony G84XX.

Well today, the Sony G8441 has made an appearance on the AnTuTu benchmark site, revealing a few more specifications. The listing shows a device running the Snapdragon 835 chipset, 4GB RAM a 32GB internal storage and sporting a 720p display. That all sounds realistic, the same can’t be said for the camera which is listed as 8MP for both front and rear. [read more…]

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Sony Mobile has released an update for the Xperia XA1 series, which keeps the handset on Android 7.0 Nougat, but adds the recent 5 June Android security patch. The 5-inch Xperia XA1 is receiving build number 40.0.A.5.66, while the 6-inch Xperia XA1 Ultra is receiving build number 42.0.A.3.30. If you have noticed any other changes in the update, please let us know in the comments below. [read more…]

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Sony Mobile has already released an Xperia Theme celebrating the Spider-Man Homecoming movie. However, you may not be aware that Sony also released a limited edition Xperia XZ Premium Spider-Man gift box in China recently. Only 618 of these gift boxes were made, which in addition to the phone, included a Spider-Man themed 8GB USB drive, a notebook and 90-days accidental insurance all wrapped in a fancy Spider-Man gift box (see some images below).

As part of this promotion, Sony also created a special Spider-Man Homecoming Xperia Theme, available to those that purchased the limited edition gift box. You won’t find this theme in the Google Play Store, but if you like the look of what you see below, you can download the APK below. [read more…]

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Sony’s upcoming G83XX and G84XX flagships confirmed by retailer; colours and price listed

July 5, 2017

Polish retailer Komp.Tech looks to have confirmed the upcoming Xperia flagships that we have previously reported on. The site is listing the Sony G8341 and Sony G8441, expected to be the next flagship and compact flagship respectively. The Sony G8341 is listed at a price point of around €750, while the Sony G8441 is listed […]

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Sony G84XX model number unearthed – looks like two Xperia flagships headed for IFA 2017

July 5, 2017

Sony Mobile plans to hold a press conference at the IFA 2017 tradeshow at the end of August. There is little doubt it will launch new smartphones, after all it has a track record of doing so over the last few years. Also, we already know of two Xperia model numbers that are being tested […]

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Xperia XA and XA Ultra Android Nougat rollout re-starts

July 5, 2017

We recently reported that Sony Mobile had temporarily suspended the Android 7.0 Nougat firmware update for the Xperia XA and Xperia XA Ultra, due to “inconsistencies related to the over-the-air delivery system”. We were told that the update would be kick-started again shortly, and we’re happy to report that the Nougat update is now live. […]

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Run your Xperia XZ Premium in native 4K resolution with this mod

July 4, 2017

The Xperia Z5 Premium was the first phone to feature a 4K (2160 x 3840 pixel resolution) display. However, despite the headline-grabbing spec, the 4K part of the phone could only be used with Sony’s media apps. The rest of the phone, including home screen and settings are all rendered in 1080p Full HD. The […]

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