Xperia Ear Duo gets new firmware with dynamic normalizer

September 13, 2018

Sony Mobile has updated the firmware of the Xperia Ear Duo, moving it to v2.0.0. The main new feature is the introduction of a dynamic normalizer function, which increases the volume of an audio source with a low volume, to match it with other audio sources. There is now also a caller name read-out function, […]

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Xperia XZ3 pre-orders in Europe will get a free copy of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

September 11, 2018

The Sony Xperia XZ3 is due to be released on 5 October 2018, and if you pre-order the device from the official Sony Store Europe then you will be able to claim a free copy of the latest instalment in the Call of Duty franchise – Black Ops 4. The promotion will allow you to […]

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Xperia XZ3 pre-orders open in Sony Mobile Store Europe

September 6, 2018

Sony Mobile Store Europe has opened up pre-orders for the Xperia XZ3. In the UK, the handset will cost £699 with three options available (Black, White Silver, Bordeaux Red). Forest Green is likely to be exclusive to a carrier in the UK. Sony has flagged the expected release date as 5 October 2018. The handset […]

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Xperia XZ3 will get 6GB RAM in Taiwan

September 3, 2018

The Sony Xperia XZ3 has won wide praise at IFA – it comes with some decent upgrades over the Xperia XZ2, including the OLED display and AI gestures such as Side Sense and Smart Launch. Despite this, some have been disappointed that the Xperia XZ3 only comes with 4GB RAM, particularly when more and more […]

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Xperia XZ and XZs receive August 2018 security patches (41.3.A.2.171)

August 31, 2018

Sony Mobile has been rolling a new firmware update for the Xperia XZ and XZs smartphones over the last week or so. The update moves the build number from 41.3.A.2.157 to version 41.3.A.2.171, and adds the 1 August 2018 Android security patches. The Xperia X Performance used to receive the same builds at the same […]

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Xperia XZ3 announced: Sony’s first smartphone with an OLED display

August 30, 2018

Sony Mobile has announced the Xperia XZ3 at IFA 2018 – it is the first Sony smartphone to use an OLED display. The Xperia XZ3 has a 6-inch 2:1 QHD+ (2880 x 1440) HDR OLED display, and one of the advantages is that Sony will have an ‘always on display’ mode, which can show key […]

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Watch the Sony IFA 2018 live stream here

August 30, 2018

Sony is very shortly due to host its IFA 2018 press conference at 1pm CEST today. We are expecting Sony to announce the Xperia XZ3, its first Xperia device with an OLED display. You can watch the livestream below, and let us know your impressions as the event unfolds.

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Sony probably won’t release a Compact Xperia model at IFA

August 29, 2018

For those hoping that Sony Mobile would release a new Compact model in the second half of the year, then you’re out of luck according to Roland Quandt (@rquandt), who just fully leaked the Xperia XZ3. He says that no Compact model is planned for tomorrow’s IFA event. What this means for the Compact variant […]

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Xperia XZ3 in full leak: 6-inch OLED display & touch sensitive frame [Update]

August 29, 2018

Sony Mobile is set to unwrap its latest flagship, the Xperia XZ3, at IFA 2018 tomorrow. However, a full gallery of pictures of the device and specs have just leaked courtesy of Roland Quandt (@rquandt) from WinFuture.de. It shows the Xperia XZ3 in all four colours across various angles. The colours on show include Black, […]

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Sony says “seeing is believing” ahead of IFA reveal

August 28, 2018

Sony Mobile is building up its teasers ahead of IFA 2018, where it is expected to announce new Xperia hardware. In a new tweet it says “seeing is believing”, along with a short video of the Xperia logo that reveals very little. Could this be a reference to Sony finally adopting an OLED display? This […]

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Xperia XZ3 – Four colours revealed

August 27, 2018

Sony Mobile has a history of releasing its phones in a range of attractive and elegant colours. It looks to continue this with the Xperia XZ3, with a new picture revealing the four colours that the handset will likely launch in at IFA 2018 later in the week. As well as the typical black and […]

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Is this the first press image of the Xperia XZ3?

August 24, 2018

Leaks of the upcoming Sony Xperia devices, to be launched at IFA 2018, have been thin on the ground. Sony is expected to launch the Xperia XZ3, and the leaked image below might be the first press render of the device. It follows the same form factor of the CAD design leaked by @OnLeaks. Thankfully, […]

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Xperia X, X Compact and XA1 series get August 2018 security patches

August 23, 2018

Sony Mobile is currently rolling a new firmware update for the Xperia X and X Compact, which moves the build number from 34.4.A.2.97 to version 34.4.A.2.107, and includes the 1 August 2018 Android security patches. A similar update is rolling to the Xperia XA1 series, including the XA1, XA1 Plus and XA1 Ultra, moving the […]

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Sony confirms Xperia models to get Android 9 Pie

August 16, 2018

Official. Sony Mobile has confirmed the Xperia models to get Android 9 Pie. From November 2018: Xperia XZ2 Xperia XZ2 Compact Xperia XZ2 Premium Xperia XZ1 Xperia XZ1 Compact Xperia XZ Premium From early 2019: Xperia XA2 Xperia XA2 Ultra Xperia XA2 Plus

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Sony publishes Android 9.0 Pie AOSP build instructions for Xperia devices

August 14, 2018

Sony Mobile has published the AOSP build instructions for Android 9.0 Pie. This means that if you have a supported device, and are a developer, you will be able to use these instructions to help create your own custom ROMS. There is a full list of compatible devices below. Step-by-step instructions to build and flash […]

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