Dual-sim Xperia Xz2 And Xz2 Compact Have Hybrid Sim Trays

Dual-SIM Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact have hybrid SIM trays

Sony Mobile will use hybrid SIM trays for the dual-SIM variants its latest Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact flagships. This shouldn't surprise many, as Sony has not supported a dual SIM + micro SD card configuration for its flagship since the Xperia Z5 series.

Sony Mobile Store Opens Xperia Xz2 And Xz2 Compact Pre-orders In Europe

Sony Mobile Store opens Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact pre-orders in Europe

The Sony Mobile Store has opened up pre-orders of the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact across Europe today. We were already aware of pricing – £699/€799 for the Xperia XZ2 and £529/€599 for the Xperia XZ2 Compact –but with Sony's official pre-orders opening, it has also outlined what goodies it is giving as part of the pre-order promotion.

Xperia X And X Compact Receive March 2018 Security Patch (34.4.a.2.32)

Xperia X and X Compact receive March 2018 security patch (34.4.A.2.32)

Today it is the Xperia X and X Compact's turn for the 1 March 2018 Android security patch, with new firmware that moves the build number from 34.4.A.2.19 to version 34.4.A.2.32. It's great to see Sony update its X-series of Xperia smartphones so quickly with the latest security patches. There doesn't appear to be much else that has changed – if you have updated to the latest firmware, please let us know your impressions below.

Lexus Ux Joins The Compact Luxury Crossover Niche

Lexus UX Joins The Compact Luxury Crossover NicheThe market for compact luxury crossovers is heating up, with models like the Audi Q3, BMW X1 and X2, Mercedes-Benz GLA, Acura CDX and Infiniti QX30 all vying for market share on the small, but rapidly expanding niche. Lexus has joined the fray with its own contender that was just unveiled in Geneva.

Xperia X And X Compact Receive 'meltdown' And 'spectre' Patches (34.4.a.2.19)

Xperia X and X Compact receive 'Meltdown' and 'Spectre' patches (34.4.A.2.19)

The Xperia X and X Compact received Android Oreo for the first time earlier this month, and now Sony Mobile has followed that update with a new update that includes the 1 February 2018 Android security patch, which fixes the ‘Meltdown' and ‘Spectre' CPU vulnerabilities. The build number moves from 34.4.A.0.364 to version 34.4.A.2.19. If you have downloaded the update, let us know your impressions below. We will include FTF firmware links for both handsets shortly.

Xperia Xz2 Compact Announced With 5-inch Fhd+ Display And Flagship Specs

Xperia XZ2 Compact announced with 5-inch FHD+ display and flagship specs

Sony Mobile has announced the Xperia XZ2 Compact, the latest addition to its range of compact flagships, just six months after the introduction of the Xperia XZ1 Compact. The Xperia XZ2 Compact adopts the revamped design that Sony is introducing in 2018, with a curved body and frosted finish, which Sony says will give users the ultimate comfort in-hand.

Sony Xperia Xz2, Xz2 Compact Officially Announced

Sony Xperia XZ2, XZ2 Compact Officially Announced

Following the rumors and leaks that we've been hearing, it looks like the Sony Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact have been officially announced. These are Sony's latest Android smartphones and for the most part, they are identical in many ways, but as their name suggests, one will be bigger and the other more "compact".

With the Xperia XZ2, we're looking at a phone with a 5.7-inch FHD+ HDR display with a display aspect ratio of 18:9. For the Xperia XZ2 Compact, it will feature a smaller 5-inch screen with a FHD+ resolution and HDR, also with an 18:9 display aspect ratio. However apart from that, both phones are more or less identical with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipsets powering either handset.

Here Is A Fan-created 3d Model Of What The Xperia Xz2 Compact May Look Like

Here is a fan-created 3D model of what the Xperia XZ2 Compact may look like

To say that there has been an adverse reaction to the recent Xperia XZ2 Compact prototype picture we posted, is a bit of an understatement. It remains to be seen what the final product will look like, but we believe that the picture is representative of the final version. Anyway, this is only one angle of the phone, and perhaps the most unflattering one, so we can understand the reaction.

Xperia Xz2 Compact Prototype Makes An Appearance

Xperia XZ2 Compact prototype makes an appearance

Here it is folks, your first look at the Xperia XZ2 Compact, due to be announced at MWC 2018 next week. The picture below shows the Xperia XZ2 Compact next to a Xperia Z5 Compact. The new design shows the curved bottom, which ties in with Sony's earlier tease. The image comes from a comment by ‘Grisha' in our earlier post today about Sony's MWC video tease.