Sony G3121 given tour in new video leak

January 28, 2017

Sony is set to announce at least two mid-range handsets at the upcoming MWC tradeshow, running the MediaTek Helio P20 MT6757 chipset. This includes the Sony G31XX and Sony G32XX, the former handset is what is subject to a new video leak. The video by YouTube user TechLover HD shows a full tour around the […]

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New Xperia X Concept update adds Battery Saver feature and Camera app shortcuts (38.3.A.0.83)

January 26, 2017

Sony Mobile has released a new firmware update for the Experimental track of the Xperia X Concept with build number 38.3.A.0.83. The big new feature in this build is the introduction of “Battery Saver”. Sony fans have been asking for the STAMINA mode found in original Xperia firmware, which was replaced by the introduction of […]

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JDI is developing a flexible LCD display for smartphones

January 25, 2017

If you think only the use of OLED panels would allow you to create a curved display, then JDI has other ideas. It has announced that it is currently developing a flexible LCD called “Full Active Flex”, which uses plastic on both sides of the liquid crystal layer. This means it is highly resistant to […]

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Sony “still working” on Nougat update for Xperia Z5 family – “priority is user experience”

January 23, 2017

Earlier today Sony Mobile gave a quick update on Android Nougat for the Xperia Z5/Z4Tablet/Z3+ series, saying that it is “still working on the inconsistencies” and that the firmware rollout will recommence as soon as possible. It also confirmed that the company’s “priority is user experience”. Sony started the Android Nougat rollout early last week, […]

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Xperia XZ plays a starring role in Sega’s Yakuza 6: Poetry of Life

January 21, 2017

The Yakuza game series is one of Sega’s most popular games of the last few years and has primarily been exclusive to Sony PlayStation consoles since the beginning. These are open world action-adventure games set in cities across Japan – think of it as a Shenmue-lite type experience (referring to the hugely popular Dreamcast games). […]

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Xperia X and X Compact receive January 2017 security patches (34.2.A.0.292)

January 20, 2017

Sony Mobile has released a new firmware update for the Xperia X and Xperia X Compact, which moves the build number from 34.2.A.0.273 to version 34.2.A.0.292. This new update updates Google’s security patches to 1 January 2017, but we expect there are few other big changes. The update is live for all variants and we […]

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New Xperia X Concept update adds Night Light feature (38.3.A.0.66)

January 20, 2017

Sony Mobile has released a new firmware update for Xperia X Nougat Concept users in the form of build number 38.3.A.0.66. This latest update adds a new feature called “Night Light”, which is similar to what apps like Twilight do. When switched on through the display settings, “Night Light” will tint your screen a pink-ish […]

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Sony appears to have pulled Android Nougat firmware for Xperia Z5 users [Update]

January 20, 2017

Sony Mobile appears to have pulled the Android 7.0 Nougat firmware update for the Xperia Z5 family. The Nougat update, in the form of build number 32.3.A.0.372, started to roll earlier in the week, but is now nowhere to be found on Sony’s servers. We have received various reports of the update disappearing for people, […]

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New Xperia XZ and X Performance update brings January security patches (39.2.A.0.386)

January 19, 2017

Sony Mobile has released a new firmware update for the Xperia XZ and Xperia X Performance, along with the dual-SIM variants, which moves the build number from 39.2.A.0.374 to version 39.2.A.0.386. The update includes Google’s latest (January 2017) security patches. Sony was also looking to fix an issue where the phone clock would reset after […]

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JDI begins mass production of 5-inch 1440p WQHD LCD displays

January 19, 2017

Japan Display Inc (JDI) has announced that it has started to mass produce a new 5-inch low temperature poly-silicon (LTPS) LCD display that will pack an impressive 1440 × 2560 pixel resolution, giving it a pixel density of >500 PPI. JDI has said that it has reduced the LCD power consumption in this WQHD resolution […]

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Sony Mobile confirms MWC 2017 press conference details

January 18, 2017

Sony Mobile has started to send out invites to its Mobile World Congress (MWC) press conference, which is being held at the Barcelona tradeshow on Monday 27th February at 8.30am CET. We can’t confirm whether the event will be live-streamed, but it was last year, so there’s a good chance it will be again. We […]

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Sony G32XX – More specs appear on AnTuTu, suggesting 4GB RAM and 23MP camera

January 18, 2017

Sony Mobile is shaping up to launch at least two-midrange devices at the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC) tradeshow in Barcelona. We have already seen model numbers Sony G31XX and Sony G32XX leak, along with confirmation that they will run the MediaTek Helio P20 MT6757 chipset with Mali-T880 graphics. The Sony G31XX is expected to […]

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Xperia Z3 Plus next in line to receive Android Nougat (32.3.A.0.372)

January 18, 2017

Sony Mobile commenced its Android 7.0 Nougat rollout to the Xperia Z5 range yesterday, with build number 32.3.A.0.372. Well a day later, Sony is now seeding Nougat for the Xperia Z3+ and Z3+ Dual with the same firmware build. Expect the update to be identical to the one rolling to Xperia Z5 users – if […]

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Android Nougat now rolling for Xperia Z5 family (32.3.A.0.372)

January 17, 2017

Sony Mobile has commenced its Android 7.0 Nougat rollout for the Xperia Z5 series with build number 32.3.A.0.372, just a few days after the firmware was certified. The new update is currently live across select variants of the Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Premium as of writing, but we expect it will shortly arrive on […]

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Sony to release a couple of MediaTek Helio P20 smartphones says UAProf

January 15, 2017

Sony is set to launch two new Xperia smartphones that will use the MediaTek Helio P20 MT6757 chipset, according to UAProf’s (user-agent profile) from Sony. The chipset combines a 2.3 GHz quad-core and 1.6 GHz quad-core and runs Mali-T880 graphics. This new chip is set to adorn the Sony G3112 (G31XX), the model number of […]

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