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Sony CEO Kaz Hirai steps down, CFO Kenichiro Yoshida to take over

Kaz Hirai is transitioning to a chairman role, with current CFO Kenichiro Yoshida taking over as CEO.

After a six-year stint as the CEO, Kaz Hirai has announced that he is stepping down from the role. Starting April 1, Hirai will transition to a chairman role within the company. Sony’s chief financial officer Kenichiro Yoshida will be taking over as president and CEO from April 1.

Hirai was instrumental in turning Sony’s fortunes around by focusing  [Read More…]

Sony confirms its flagship phones receive two years of software updates

Mid-range and entry-level phones are left to Sony’s discretion, however.

When buying a new Android phone, one of the things to keep in mind is how fast or slow certain manufacturers release software updates for existing hardware. Google’s Pixel line is the current go-to if you want the fastest updates possible, whereas companies like Samsung can be agonizingly slow in this regard.

Sony’s always done a pretty good job at pushing out software updates in a speedy  [Read More…]

What’s new: Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra vs Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra

Sony’s recently announced Sony Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra just became available for pre-order over the weekend. In case you missed the headlines, the Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra is the successor of last year’s Xperia XA1 Ultra and the first Sony phone to take advantage of a dual selfie camera setup. What else is […]

Sony Xperia XA2 family and Xperia L2 now available for pre-order

Sony unveiled its latest family of Xperia devices and now the XA2, XA2 Ultra, and L2 are available for pre-order in the U.S at BestBuy. As far as specs go, the Xperia XA2 has a 5.2-inch display with Full HD resolution and a Qualcomm 630 with 3GB of RAM. It has a 3300mAh battery and […]

Sony Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra, and L2 now available for pre-order

Prices start at $ 249 for the L2 and go up to $ 449 for the XA2 Ultra.

One of the biggest smartphone announcements of CES 2018 came from Sony in the form of the Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra, and L2. All three of these are mid-range handsets with pretty typical specifications, but this is the first time in years that Sony has announced phones in the United States with working fingerprint sensors.

Xperia XA2 and  [Read More…]

Sony Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra hands-on: No more quirks, these are just good phones

Caveats are gone, so let’s start looking at Sony’s phones again.

Putting aside Sony’s struggles with flagship phones in the U.S., the company has quietly picked up solid sales of its mid-range devices, with notable standouts like the Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra in 2017. It stands to reason that a refresh would be in the works, and so we have the appropriately named Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra at CES 2018.

Alongside having the distinguished position  [Read More…]

Sony ups its selfie game with the Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra

Sony today at CES 2018 unveiled two new middle-range phones from the XA line – the Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra – which bring some interesting capabilities to the table, especially in the selfie department. But unlike other smartphone makes, Sony doesn’t seem to be rushing to jump on board the bezel-less 18:9 aspect […]

Sony is finally selling phones in the U.S. with fingerprint sensors, starting with the XA2, XA2 Ultra and L2

Hey look, Sony’s taking things seriously in the U.S.

Sony’s taking to CES 2018 to launch three new mid-range phones: the Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra and L2. They look like fine phones. They have solid specs for mid-range devices and a few neat features.

But let me tell you the important part up front: all three have fingerprint sensors in the U.S. They’re interestingly rear-mounted fingerprint sensors, rather than the side-mounted power button variety Sony has used for years.  [Read More…]

These are all the phones Sony is launching in 2018

Here’s a look at Sony’s smartphone lineup for 2018.

Sony has an…interesting…position in the Android smartphone space. Sony produced some darn good phones in 2017, such as the Xperia XZ Premium and XZ1, but compared to handsets like the Galaxy S8, Pixel 2, and even the OnePlus 5T, Sony’s offerings usually fall flat in one area or another that hold them back from true greatness.

We’re just now getting started with 2018, but we’ve already got a  [Read More…]

Sony discovered to be working on Xperia XA2 Ultra

Spoiler alert – it has a big screen.

A lot of midrange handsets were released in 2017, but for those that love big displays above all else, one of your best options was the Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra. The XA1 Ultra launched this past spring with reasonable specifications, but its biggest draw was definitely its 6-inch 1920 x 1080 Full HD display.

Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra.

Now, according to Malaysia’s SIRIM product certification system, it would  [Read More…]