Sony rumoured to be working on foldable tablet; could launch by end of 2019

July 6, 2019

Sony may be about to jump onto the foldable tablet bandwagon, judging by Twitter leaker Max J. (@Samsung_News_). Max has a good track record of leaking Samsung products, and he was also the first to claim that Sony will release a hexa-cam Xperia smartphone. Many Xperia fans may wonder why Sony would want to jump […]

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New Sony J8010 ‘Sphinx’ Xperia due to launch imminently

July 3, 2019

Somewhat unexpectedly, a new Sony Xperia smartphone model has just popped up on XperiFirm – a third-party repository to download Xperia firmware. XperiFirm does not host any files themselves, but replicates what they are seeing on Sony’s servers. This normally only happens once the phone is due to launch within weeks. Therefore, the fact that […]

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Xperia 1 US pre-orders get a free pair of Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones

July 2, 2019

US Xperia fans are able to rejoice. Often they get the raw end of the stick when it comes to any pre-order offers for the latest Sony Xperia devices. Typically there’s never any offers, however in a turn for the books, Sony is throwing in a pair of Sony WH-1000XM3 wireless noise-cancelling over-the-ear headphones if […]

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Xperia Ace: Is an international release now more likely?

June 20, 2019

Sony Mobile recently announced the Xperia Ace (SO-02L) for the Japanese market. This is Sony’s smallest handset released in 2019, with a 5-inch FHD+ display, a water resistant body, Snapdragon 630 chipset, 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. While we only had the initial renders to view on release, we now get to see the first […]

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Further details on Sony’s alleged hexa camera smartphone emerges

June 19, 2019

A week ago we reported on a wild rumour that Sony might be planning to launch an Xperia smartphone with a total of six cameras on the rear. The news isn’t completely in the realms of fantasy as Sony has confirmed previously that it is partnering with Light to develop multi-camera smartphones in the future. […]

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Xperia XZ Premium and XZ1, XZ1 Compact get June 2019 patches (47.2.A.10.80)

June 18, 2019

A new firmware update is rolling to the Xperia XZ Premium XZ1 and XZ1 Compact that moves the firmware number from 47.2.A.10.62 to build version 47.2.A.10.80. The new update adds the June 2019 Android security patches, no other changes have been noticed. If you have upgraded, please let us know your impressions in the comments […]

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Is Sony really prepping a smartphone with six rear cameras?

June 11, 2019

Some very surprising news emerged yesterday suggesting that Sony is working on a new Xperia smartphone that would have a total of six cameras on its rear, and two on the front. The news came from Twitter leaker Max J (@Samsung_News_) who has a good track record of leaks. Max said the phone is still […]

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Xperia XZ3 and XZ2 family gets June 2019 security patches (52.0.A.8.83)

June 11, 2019

Sony Mobile is rolling out a new firmware update for the Xperia XZ3 and XZ2 family (Xperia XZ2, XZ2 Compact and XZ2 Premium) today. The new firmware moves the build number from 52.0.A.8.50 to version 52.0.A.8.83, and adds the 1 June 2019 Android security patches. No other changes have been noticed. If you have updated, […]

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Xperia 1 gets first firmware update (55.0.A.2.278) adding June 2019 security patches

June 6, 2019

Sony Mobile is rolling out the first firmware update for its new flagship, the Xperia 1. The update moves the build number from 55.0.A.2.205 to version 55.0.A.2.278, moving the Android security patches from April 2019 to June 2019 in the process. The update is live on both single SIM and dual SIM variants. Frustratingly, Sony […]

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Xperia 1: What is your favourite colour?

June 5, 2019

So, the Xperia 1 is already released in parts of Europe, and should hit other regions in the coming weeks. The Xperia 1 is available in four colours including Black, White, Grey and Purple. If you have already bought the Xperia 1 which colour did you go for and why? We know that in some […]

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Sony brings back HDMI support with the Xperia 1

June 4, 2019

Sony’s older Xperia models used to support HDMI out, but for some inexplicable reason once Xperia phones started to adopt USB Type-C, it dropped support for HDMI/MHL output. None of the 2018 Xperia models, or older phones with USB Type-C supported HDMI/MHL output. The good news is that Sony has finally brought back HDMI support […]

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Xperia XA2 and Xperia 10 range receive May 2019 security patches

June 3, 2019

Sony’s 2019 and 2018 mid-range families are seeing a new firmware update with the May 2019 Android security patches rolling out. Last year’s Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra and XA2 Plus are seeing the firmware move from 50.2.A.0.352 to build number 50.2.A.0.379. For the 2019 models, the Xperia 10 has had a new update to firmware […]

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Xperia 1 now in stock through Sony Store Europe

May 29, 2019

The Xperia 1 is now available to order through the official Sony eStore in Europe. The handset is in stock in the UK portal available for £849 with black and purple colour options. Also, if you’re quick you can claim a free pair of WH-1000XM3 headphones – only 130 headphones are available on a first […]

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New updates add May 2019 security patches to a range of Xperia phones

May 24, 2019

Sony Mobile has been on a roll recently, updating many of its Xperia smartphones to add the May 2019 Android security patches. You can see the full list below of Xperia phones that have been updated, which includes the XZ1, XA2 and XA1 ranges. However, even the Xperia L1, L2 and L3 were all updated […]

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Sony smartphones here to stay says CEO

May 22, 2019

We have often reported that Sony will not give up on its smartphone business, despite drastically shrinking its operations in recent years. Sony has previously said that this has been led by the ambition of being a leading 5G player has seen the smartphone at the hub of that. Sony’s CEO reiterated its commitment to […]

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