Minor update (47.2.A.4.45) lands on the Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact

January 15, 2019

Sony Mobile has unusually released a very minor update for the Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact handsets in some regions, moving the build number from 47.2.A.4.41 to version 47.2.A.4.45. The firmware remains with 1 December 2018 Android security patches, so it is likely that Sony added some other small bug fixes for the update. Strangely, […]

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Is Sony dropping the Xperia Compact range?

January 13, 2019

Sony Mobile may be dropping its ‘Compact’ range of Xperia smartphones according to a report from Digital Trends. The bombshell comes from an interview with Don Mesa, Sony Mobile’s Vice President of Marketing, citing that consumers want bigger, rather than smaller displays. Here’s what he had to say: “We stuck with Compact for a very […]

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Sony’s CES 2019 press conference live stream available

January 7, 2019

Sony will be holding its 2019 CES press conference at 5pm PST (8pm EST, 1am GMT, 2am CET) later today. Sony will reveal some of its latest products across its entire product range, and hopefully that will include some new Xperia smartphones. There is a possibility we will see updates to its mid-range devices, and […]

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Sony’s 2019 flagship expected to use 21:9 display

January 7, 2019

We’ve already seen speculation that Sony is looking to use a 21:9 display ratio for some of its 2019 smartphones. Sony may move from the 2:1 displays in its 2018 flagship devices, to an even taller, skinnier 21:9 display for the 2019 flagships. Twitter leaker @Universeice says he has managed to get hold of a […]

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Sony developing 3D camera sensors for mass production in Summer 2019

January 2, 2019

Sony’s imaging division has developed new 3D camera sensors, and is currently in talks with a number of potential customers including Apple and Samsung. These new cameras use ToF (time of flight) technology which uses laser pulses and measures the time taken for these pulses to bounce back. This is more accurate compared to the […]

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Sony CES 2019 conference taking place on 7 January 2019

January 1, 2019

So, another year begins, and that means we are getting ever closer to finding out more information on Sony’s plans for its mobile division in the year ahead. There is a good chance that we might get this first detail at Sony’s CES press conference, which is taking place on Monday 7 January 2019 at […]

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Vote for your favourite Sony Xperia of 2018

December 31, 2018

We are at the end of 2018 and there’s no denying it’s been a challenging year for Sony Xperia fans. Sony Mobile finally changed its design that much of the media were after, but after initially being excited about the prospects of carrying its existing design language into narrower bezels, what we instead got was […]

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Festive Greetings from Xperia Blog

December 25, 2018

We want to wish all of our readers a happy and restful Christmas and New Year. We hope you get a good break, and spend it with those closest to you. Also, we wanted to offer our thanks for continuing to pop by, even though demand for Sony Xperia smartphones get lower every year. Thanks […]

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Xperia XA1 family, L2 and L1 get November 2018 security patches

December 24, 2018

Sony Mobile recently updated some of its older entry-level and mid-range Xperia smartphones. The Xperia XA1, XA1 Plus and XA1 Ultra saw their firmware move from 48.1.A.2.50 to version 48.1.A.2.73, adding the 5 November 2018 Android security patches in the process. In addition, the Xperia L2 saw its build number move from 49.0.A.6.46 to version […]

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Xperia XZ1 family, XZ Premium, XZs and XA2 range get December 2018 patches

December 24, 2018

Sony Mobile has been busy updating a range of its smartphones to include the latest 1 December 2018 Android security patches. First of all, the Xperia XZ1, XZ1 Compact and XZ Premium have seen their build numbers move from 47.2.A.2.33 to version 47.2.A.4.41. In addition, the Xperia XZs has seen its build number move from […]

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Is Sony using a 21:9 display for future Xperia phones?

December 17, 2018

Sony Mobile adopted a taller skinny display in some of its 2018 Xperia smartphones for the first time. Sony opted for displays with a 2:1 QHD+ resolution in these phones, as opposed to displays with a more traditional 16:9 display ratio as used previously. However, Sony could be looking to go with even skinnier displays […]

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Sony Mobile cuts a quarter of its workforce in Lund, Sweden

December 12, 2018

We have talked extensively about the troubles facing Sony’s mobile division, and unfortunately those poor results cannot continue forever without consequence, and that typically means more cost cutting. One area that is feeling the brunt of this is Sony Mobile’s operations in Lund, Sweden. We saw several local reports surface a few weeks back, and […]

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Xperia XZ3 and XZ2 family receive December 2018 security patches (52.0.A.3.126)

December 7, 2018

Sony Mobile is rolling a new firmware update for the Xperia XZ3, XZ2, XZ2 Compact and XZ2 Premium today. The update moves the build number from 52.0.A.3.84 to version 52.0.A.3.126, and adds the 1 December 2018 Android security patches. Let us know what changes you’ve noticed in the comments below.

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Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact get November 2018 patches (47.2.A.2.33)

December 6, 2018

Sony Mobile recently started to roll build number 47.2.A.2.33 to the Xperia XZ Premium last week, adding the November 2018 Android security patches. It was odd that the update didn’t hit the Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact at the same time, but it is rolling now. The update is rolling across a number of regions […]

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New renders of 2019 Xperia Compact device leaks

December 6, 2018

New CAD renders have emerged of what is expected to be a 2019 Xperia Compact device, courtesy of CompareRaja and @OnLeaks. Little is known about the device, but it is believed to sport a 5-inch display with overall dimensions of 139.9 x 66.5 x 9.3 mm. For reference, the Xperia XZ2 Compact has dimensions of […]

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