Sony announces Xperia PRO in US for $2,499

January 26, 2021

Sony has finally launched the Xperia PRO for the US market. This follows news last week that the firmware was released highlighting its imminent launch. One big missing point since the phone was announced last February was the price point, and it’s not going to be cheap. Sony has priced the handset at $2,499, which […]

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2021 budget Xperia revealed in new renders

January 24, 2021

Steve Hemmerstoffer (@OnLeaks) has followed up on his recent CAD leak of what will likely be the Xperia 10 III (Mark 3), with renders of a new device. Steve categorises this device as a new Xperia Compact model, however this model will not be a flagship device according to our sources. Xperia Compact devices were […]

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Xperia PRO finally nears release, as firmware hits servers

January 21, 2021

The Sony Xperia PRO was announced at the same time as the Xperia 1 II (Mark 2) back in February last year. Sony targeted the handset towards videography and photography content professionals – while the handset carried mostly the same specs as the Xperia 1 II, it came with a number of extras. This included […]

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Android 11 rolls to Xperia 5 II (58.1.A.1.178)

January 20, 2021

Sony has commenced the Android 11 firmware rollout for the Xperia 5 II (Mark 2). Sony has once again hit its release schedule promise – it was targeting the Xperia 5 II Android 11 update “from the end of January 2021”. Build number 58.1.A.1.178 has started to seed to the handset with a limited regional […]

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Sony Xperia 10 III (Mark 3) renders leak – little change in design

January 20, 2021

It looks like we have our first look at one of Sony’s 2021 smartphone mid-rangers. Steve Hemmerstoffer (@onleaks), who has an impeccable record when it comes to early CAD renders, has published the first images of what is believed to be the Xperia 10 III (Mk3). Sony is looking to continue with its 21:9 design […]

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Android 11 starts to roll for Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 ahead of schedule

January 15, 2021

Sony has commenced the rollout for Android 11 on its 2019 flagship smartphone devices – the Xperia 1 and Xperia 5. The Android 11 update is arriving through new firmware build version 55.2.A.0.630, and is already available across a number of regions including Russia and South East Asia. The update was due to land from […]

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Sony’s CES 2021 digital press conference takes place later today

January 11, 2021

The CES tradeshow is not normally where Sony reveals the latest updates to its mobile smartphone portfolio, but it’s always interesting to hear the big new tech and innovations coming from Sony in 2021 whether that be for televisions, audio or other devices. Like most things at the moment, Sony’s 2021 CES press conference will […]

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Vote for your favourite Sony Xperia of 2020

December 31, 2020

Sony had a redemption of sorts when it came to its 2020 flagship devices, the Xperia 1 II and Xperia 5 II. Sony brought tangible improvements over its predecessors including most notably, the return of the 3.5mm headphone jack, bigger batteries and new ZEISS camera lenses. The Xperia 1 II also added wireless charging, and […]

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Seasonal Greetings from Xperia Blog

December 24, 2020

We wanted to wish all of our readers a wonderful and restful break over Christmas and New Year. Those interested in Xperia smartphones seem to be a smaller and smaller crowd each year, but we’ll still keep kicking around for those that still love Sony’s offerings, and wants to keep abreast of key news. All […]

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Xperia 5 II gets December 2020 security patches + Xperia 1/5 too

December 22, 2020

Sony is now rolling out December 2020 security patches to a number of its premium models including the Xperia 5 II, Xperia 1 and Xperia 5. The Xperia 5 II is seeing an update mainly to version 58.0.A.28.51, although there is another build version (58.0.A.28.60) that has been released in Asia. Both have December 2020 […]

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Android 11 update starts rolling for Xperia 1 II (58.1.A.0.921)

December 14, 2020

Sony has commenced the Android 11 rollout for its flagship Xperia 1 II device. It has only launched on the Taiwanese variant so far (XQ-AT52), but it signals a wider regional release is likely imminent. The OTA update is 933.9MB in size and moves the build number from 58.0.A.3.224 to version 58.1.A.0.921, keeping the November […]

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Sony confirms Android 11 Xperia rollout timeline

November 30, 2020

Sony has confirmed that its Android 11 firmware rollout will start from December 2020. The first phone to get the update will be the Xperia 1 II, this year’s current flagship. Sony has also confirmed that the Xperia 1 II will be updated at the same time to support slow motion video recordings in 4K […]

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Xperia 5 II and 10 series gets November 2020 security patches

November 30, 2020

Sony updated the Xperia 5 II (Mark 2) recently to add November 2020 Android security patches moving the build version to 58.0.A.28.25. We saw this build hit some of the Asian SKU’s a while back, and is now hitting some of the European models. The Xperia 10 II (Mark 2) has also seen an update, […]

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Xperia 1 II gets November 2020 security patches (58.0.A.3.224)

November 18, 2020

Sony is pushing out the November 2020 Android security patch for its flagship Xperia 1 II (Mark 2). The new update arrives with build number 58.0.A.3.224 in the form of a 108.6MB OTA update. As usual, frustratingly there is no changelog so we cannot say definitively if there are other changes. If you’ve updated please […]

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Sony made a Purple Xperia 5 II for Japan only

November 10, 2020

If you were to ask Sony Xperia fans to pick one iconic colour that has adorned their smartphone stable over the last decade, there is a good chance that Purple would be high up on that list. We’ve not seen the colour used in more recent Xperia phones, but the good news is that it […]

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