Xperia 1 Ii Gets Raw Camera Support In Latest Update (58.0.a.3.88)

Xperia 1 II gets RAW camera support in latest update (58.0.A.3.88)

Sony has released an exciting new firmware update for Xperia 1 II (Mk2) owners, adding RAW support across all three of its rear camera lenses when using the Photo Pro app. Build version 58.0.A.3.88 is currently rolling out to select regions for the single SIM variant (XQ-AT51) including Russia, US and carriers including O2 UK and Orange in Europe. There is no update for the dual SIM variant (XQ-AT52) at the time of writing, though this should follow shortly.

July 2020 Security Patches Arrive For Xperia 1, 5, 10 Ii And Xz2/xz3 Series

July 2020 security patches arrive for Xperia 1, 5, 10 II and XZ2/XZ3 series

Sony has been rolling out a number of firmware updates over the last week, which has moved the Android security patches to July 2020 for various handsets. The Xperia smartphones that have been updated with the July 2020 patches include the Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 with build number 55.1.A.9.52. The Xperia XZ2 and XZ3 family have seen its build number move to version 52.1.A.3.49.

Xperia 1 Ii Gets Small Bug Update (58.0.a.3.39)

Xperia 1 II gets small bug update (58.0.A.3.39)

The Sony Xperia 1 II (Mark 2) received its first update last week, but Sony has followed that up with another update just a week later. Sony has moved the build version from 58.0.A.3.31 to version number 58.0.A.3.39. Sony doesn't include a changelog so it's tricky to work out what's changed, we guess it must be small performance enhancements and bug fixes. If you've downloaded the update, let us know if you've noticed any tangible changes.

Xperia 1 Ii Owners: What Are Your First Impressions?

Xperia 1 II owners: What are your first impressions?

The Xperia 1 II (Mark 2) has now been out for a few days, so it's a perfect time to ask new owners what their impression of Sony's flagship has been so far. For those lucky owners, please let us know how you are finding the device so far in the comments below. What do you like, and what has you frustrated? If you have previously used a Sony Xperia device, how does the Xperia 1 II compare? Or, if you're new to Xperia, is it living up to expectations?

Xperia 1 Ii Gets Its First Firmware Update (58.0.a.3.31)

Xperia 1 II gets its first firmware update (58.0.A.3.31)

Sony is rolling the first firmware update for the Xperia 1 II, its newest flagship device. The update moves the build number to 58.0.A.3.31 and the latest June 2020 Android security patches. This update hit dual SIM devices (XQ-AT52) around a week ago, but is only rolling out to single SIM devices (XQ-AT51) today.

Sony Europe Estore Delays Xperia 1 Ii Orders To End Of July

Sony Europe eStore delays Xperia 1 II orders to end of July

Today is the eve of the launch of the Xperia 1 II flagship in Europe – the phone was due to be available from 18 June i.e. tomorrow. Therefore it is disappointing for us to hear from numerous irate Sony eStore customers across Europe who have been receiving emails saying that their orders will be delayed to 31 July 2020.

The Xperia 1 Ii In Purple (mirrored Slate) Is Gorgeous

The Xperia 1 II in Purple (Mirrored Slate) is gorgeous

The colour purple has been a fan-favourite in Xperia smartphones ever since the Xperia Z, but it was an often used colour in Sony Ericsson phones of the past too. We saw a very vibrant purple used in last year's Xperia 1, and Sony has re-thought the colour for its re-introduction in the Xperia 1 II.

Xperia 1 Ii + Wf-1000xm3 Earbud Pre-order Opens At Amazon.com

Xperia 1 II + WF-1000XM3 Earbud pre-order opens at Amazon.com

US pre-orders for the Sony Xperia 1 II (Mark 2) flagship already opened up a while ago. The handset is available to pre-order at $1,199 across various retailers including B&H Photo and Video, Best Buy, Focus and Adorama. Sony is bundling the WF-1000XM3 Noise Canceling Wireless Earbuds with Xperia 1 II US pre-orders.

Who Plans To Order A Sony Xperia 1 Ii (mark 2)? [poll]

Who plans to order a Sony Xperia 1 II (Mark 2)?  [Poll]


There is a lot of excitement for Sony's latest flagship device, the Xperia 1 II (Mark 2). Initial buzz for the device is strong, particularly for its camera capabilities. Even outside that though, the Xperia 1 II looks to be a solid all-rounder, ticking the box of many spec-sheet wishlists including 5G, wireless charging, headphone jack, good battery life, water resistance, great 4K OLED display and more.

Xperia 10 Ii In Teardown Video

Xperia 10 II in teardown video

We have only seen Sony's Xperia 10 II (Mark 2) super mid-ranger launch in a few regions so far, but if you're one of those waiting for the handset, you might want to check out this disassembly video to appreciate how well made the device is.