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Sony Xperia 1 II will launch in the U.S. on July 24 for $1,200

The phone lacks mmWave 5G support.

What you need to know Sony has priced the Xperia 1 II 5G at $ 1,199 in the U.S. Pre-orders for the flagship phone will start on June 1. Consumers who pre-order the Xperia 1 II by June 28 will receive a pair of Sony WF-1000XM3 noise-canceling earbuds for free.

Sony’s first 5G-enabled flagship phone, the Xperia 1 II, will go on sale in the U.S. starting July 24. The tech  [Read More…]

Sony Xperia 10 and 10 Plus are finally getting Android 10

The two phones were originally slated to receive the update in “early 2020.”

What you need to know Sony Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus have started receiving the stable Android 10 update. The update brings a bunch of new features, including a system-wide dark mode, new gesture navigation, and smart replies. It comes with the March 2020 Android security patch as well.

In November last year, Sony had revealed its Android 10 update roadmap, promising to  [Read More…]

Sony Xperia 10 II is here with a 21:9 OLED display, triple rear cameras

It will ship with Android 10 out of the box.

What you need to know Sony’s new Xperia 10 II is the company’s first mid-range smartphone with a 21:9 OLED display. It features a triple-lens camera system at the rear with a 12MP primary sensor and two 8MP lenses. The Xperia 10 II will be released in select markets this Spring.

Along with its flagship Xperia 1 II smartphone, Sony today introduced the newest addition to its  [Read More…]

Sony’s new Xperia L4 has a super-tall 21:9 display, triple rear cameras

Sony has finally launched a phone with a notched display.

What you need to know Sony Xperia L4 is the company’s first budget phone with a “cinematic” 21:9 aspect ratio display. It is powered by a MediaTek Helio P22 chipset and has a triple-camera setup at the back. Sony says the phone will go on sale in select markets this spring.

Ahead of its online-only global launch event next week, Sony today announced the latest addition to  [Read More…]

Sony Xperia 5 Plus renders reveal an upgraded camera and a headphone jack

No hole-punch cutout here.

What you need to know CAD-based renders of Sony’s next flagship phone have surfaced. The phone, which could be called the Xperia 5 Plus, will apparently feature a 6.6-inch OLED display. It will have a triple camera setup at the back, along with a ToF sensor for portrait shots.

Sony had introduced the Xperia 5 at IFA last year as a “compact” alternative to its flagship Xperia 1, featuring fairly similar tech specs.  [Read More…]

Sony confirms Android 10 update for Xperia 1, Xperia 5, and more

In total, eight of Sony’s phones are getting Android 10.

What you need to know Sony Mobile announced plans to upgrade the Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 to Android 10 by end of 2019. Other Xperia phones, including the XZ3 and Xperia 10, will be upgraded in 2020. Notable exceptions include the XA2 lineup and the Xperia XZ flagship from 2017.

In the annual struggle for third-party manufacturers to upgrade legacy devices to Google’s latest Android 10  [Read More…]

Sony’s new mid-range Xperia 8 is only for Japan

A return to compact form with a more affordable price tag.

What you need to know It will be Japan-only on Y!mobile for 54,000 yen. The phone has mid-range specs, including a headphone jack and compact size. It is IP65/68 rated, a rarity in this price range.

Xperia 8 rounds out the Fall 2019 lineup for Sony, delivering what looks to be a solid mid-range device, as first reported by Xperia blog. The caveat here is that  [Read More…]

Sony Xperia 5 is now available for pre-order in the U.S. and Europe

Even though pre-orders are now open, the Xperia 5 will begin shipping in the U.S. only in early November.

What you need to know Sony’s latest “compact” flagship phone, the Xperia 5 can now be pre-ordered in the U.S. and Europe. The phone starts at $ 800 in the U.S. It sports a 6.1-inch 21:9 aspect CinemaWide OLED display and runs on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 chipset.

Sony unveiled the Xperia 5 at its IFA 2019 press conference  [Read More…]

Sony Xperia 5 hands-on: The smaller tall one

Standing tall, but carrying on the Sony ‘Compact’ lineage.

At IFA 2019, Sony just unveiled the Xperia 5, a smaller version of the Xperia 1 we reviewed earlier this year, with the same extra-tall 21:9 aspect ratio. It serves as a spiritual successor to the Xperia Compact series, with Sony’s familiar squared-off glass-and-metal design and a 6.1-inch OLED HDR display (topping out at Full HD+ resolution). Sony’s fine-tuned that CinemaWide display with the same Bravia technology used  [Read More…]

Sony teases new Xperia Compact phone ahead of IFA 2019

The upcoming Xperia Compact smartphone may feature the same 21:9 aspect ratio as the Xperia 1.

What you need to know Sony has teased the launch of a new Xperia Compact smartphone. The new Xperia Compact smartphone is expected to debut alongside the flagship Xperia 2 at IFA 2019. Sony’s last Xperia Compact phone, the Xperia XZ2 Compact, was unveiled at MWC 2018.

At the Mobile World Congress last year, Sony introduced the Xperia XZ2 Compact along  [Read More…]