First Xperia XZ3 firmware update lands – adds October 2018 patches (52.0.A.3.27)

October 9, 2018

Sony Mobile has started to roll the first firmware update for the Xperia XZ3, Sony’s newest flagship – the first with an OLED display. The new firmware update moves the build number from 52.0.A.1.220 to version 52.0.A.3.27, adding the 1 October 2018 Android security patches in the process. The update is currently rolling to all […]

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Sony Mobile discontinues Xperia Lounge Gold and Silver membership

October 8, 2018

Sony’s Xperia Lounge app comes pre-installed on all Xperia phones, and showcases all that is new to Xperia customers including themes, tips, news, offers and competitions. Sony used to segment its customers into Gold and Silver memberships – Gold for those that bought flagships and Silver for everything else. Those with Gold would get exclusive […]

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Xperia XA3 Ultra appears in new renders

October 3, 2018

Twitter user @OnLeaks has followed up on yesterday’s leaks of the Xperia XA3 and L3, now showing factory-based CAD renders of the supposed Xperia XA3 Ultra. Like yesterday’s devices, the Xperia XA3 Ultra the handset sports dual rear cameras, a side mounted fingerprint sensor and thinner bezels than before. According to MySmartPrice the phone will […]

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Venom Xperia Theme released by Sony

October 2, 2018

Sony Mobile has released a Xperia Theme to celebrate the release of Venom, Sony’s latest blockbuster Spider-Verse release. The theme has an understated look with Venom’s face superimposed on a black background. If you fancy taking this theme for a spin, head over to the Google Play Store.

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First renders of Xperia XA3 and L3 revealed

October 2, 2018

It might still be some way off, but @OnLeaks has revealed some early factory-based CAD renders of what will likely be referred to the Xperia XA3 and Xperia L3. The renders appear to show devices that adopt a 2:1 display ratio and dual rear cameras. For the Xperia XA3, the display size is said to […]

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High-res audio and DSEE HX added to Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra

October 2, 2018

Sony Mobile has enhanced the audio capabilities of the Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra, by officially enabling high-resolution audio and DSEE HX in the latest firmware update (build number 50.1.A.13.83). DSEE HX (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine) upscales your existing audio to near high-resolution quality, while high-resolution audio requires the use of a compatible headset. […]

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Xperia X, X Compact, XZ and XZs get September 2018 security patches

September 27, 2018

Some may have feared that there were no more updates for the Xperia X range, but Sony has updated the handsets with the latest September 2018 Android security patches. The Xperia X and X Compact have seen their build number move from 34.4.A.2.107 to 34.4.A.2.118. In addition, the Xperia XZ and XZs have seen their […]

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Xperia XA2 family and L2 get September 2018 security patches

September 20, 2018

Sony Mobile has updated the firmware for its mid-rangers, adding the September 2018 Android security patches for the Xperia XA2 range and the budget Xperia L2. The Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra and XA2 Plus has seen its build number move to 50.1.A.13.83. The Xperia L2’s build number moves from 49.0.A.5.70 to version 49.0.A.6.46. The updates […]

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Xperia XZ3 hits pre-order in the United States

September 19, 2018

Sony Mobile has opened pre-orders for the Xperia XZ3 in the United States. The handset is now available to order from Amazon.com for $899.99. Three colours are on offer – Black, Forest Green and White Silver – it looks like Bordeaux Red is not available right now. There is a bonus if you pre-order the […]

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Xperia XZ2 series receive September 2018 security patches (51.1.A.11.51)

September 14, 2018

A quick heads-up for owners of the Xperia XZ2, XZ2 Compact and XZ2 Premium, Sony is now rolling a new firmware update adding the 1 September 2018 Android security patches. This follows-on from the Xperia XZ1 series/XZ Premium update this morning. The latest update moves the build number from 51.1.A.11.26 to version 51.1.A.11.51. If you’ve […]

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Xperia XZ1, XZ Premium and XZ1 Compact get September 2018 security patches (47.1.A.16.20)

September 14, 2018

Sony Mobile is now pushing the latest firmware update for the Xperia XZ Premium and XZ1 family, moving the build number from 47.1.A.12.270 to version 47.1.A.16.20. This latest update includes the 1 September 2018 Android security patches. So no Android Pie just yet, but it has been caught testing on the Xperia XZ Premium, so […]

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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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