There is a chance that Sony will introduce new phones at the MWC tradeshow in Barcelona called the ‘Xperia 10' and ‘Xperia 10 Plus', judging by self-proclaimed twitter leaker Ishan Agarwal, but also backed up by Roland Quandt too, who recently leaked a number of the official renders. These devices will replace what were previously known as the Xperia XA3 and Xperia XA3 Plus.
Sony Mobile is expected to launch the Xperia XA3 (the name may change) at the MWC tradeshow in Barcelona later this month. This much we have known after numerous leaks. However, it now looks like Sony will also release a bigger brother, which looks identical in every way – apart from being larger. This comes from newly leaked press renders from Twitter leaker Roland Quandt (@rquandt).
Sony Mobile is rolling out a new firmware update for its latest flagship devices including the Xperia XZ3, and Xperia XZ2 range (XZ2, XZ2 Compact and XZ2 Premium). The update adds the February 2019 Android security patches and moves the build number from 52.0.A.3.163 to version 52.0.A.3.202. There's no sign of any other changes, but if you've updated, please let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
We recently caught a glimpse of the first official renders of what is believed to be the Xperia XA3. The images showed a device that sports dual rear cameras, and will adopt a super-skinny 21:9 display which Sony will dub "CinemaWide". The renders showed a return to the boxy design that we're fans of, and with a very small bezel on the sides and bottom, but a much bigger bezel along the top.
Sony Mobile will announce the first Xperia handsets of 2019 at the MWC tradeshow in Barcelona later this month. One of these models will be the Xperia XA3 according to leaker Roland Quandt. He has shown off some pictures that show a smartphone with a very tall and skinny display, large bezels on the top of the phone, but very little elsewhere. It's also great to see the side fingerprint power sensor back.
Tall 18:9 aspect ratio displays have become quite common ever since the industry as a whole shifted to the whole notched display style. Some companies have even stretched it to 18.5:9 and 19:9 aspect ratios. Sony is looking to outdo them all with an even taller 21:9 ratio display for the upcoming Xperia XA3.
Some press renders of the upcoming Sony handset have been leaked online which show a significantly taller notchless 21:9 aspect ratio display. It’s notchless because Sony hasn’t opted for a notch or a punch hole. It has stuck with the old school design of having a camera in the top bezel.
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Sony’s next flagship smartphone is expected to be the Sony Xperia XZ4, which leaked photos and specs have clued us in on some features that we can expect. Now according to a trademark filing spotted by LetsGoDigital, the company has filed for the trademark for “CinemaWide”.
Sony may be looking to leave its rivals far behind in the megapixel race with its next flagship smartphone. A new image has s16-megapixelne which suggests that Sony’s upcoming XZ4 handset is going to have a triple camera system at the back with a primary 52 megapixel sensor. The setup may also include a 16 megapixel telephoto and a 0.3 megapixel time of flight sensor.
The image that was posted online by Sumanhoinfo not only reveals that this handset is going to have a triple camera system at the back, it also provides numbers for the sensors that will make up this system.
MWC 2019 is coming up which means that we can expect to see companies such as Sony announce new devices. One of those devices is the Sony Xperia XZ4 which would represent Sony’s flagship smartphone for the year, which now thanks to additional leaked images shared by Sumahoinfo, we can “confirm” certain features.
As you can see in the image above, it shows the back of the Sony Xperia XZ4 where a triple camera resides. This is in line with what we know about the phone based on previous leaks which also revealed the existence of the triple camera setup. This isn’t surprising since dual lens smartphones are starting to become “old”.
Sony Mobile is rolling out a new firmware update for the Xperia XZ Premium, XZ1 and XZ1 Compact that adds the January 2019 Android security patches. The update moves the build number from 47.2.A.4.45 to version 47.2.A.6.30. Some people were experiencing a loudspeaker issue on previous Android Pie builds, which Sony promised would be fixed in an upcoming update. Hopefully, this has now been sorted with this firmware release. Please let us know your impressions in the comments below.
Sony Mobile is today rolling out a new firmware update for the Xperia XZ3 and the whole Xperia XZ2 family (XZ2, XZ2 Compact and XZ2 Premium) adding the 1 January 2019 Android security patches. The OTA update size is 151.5MB, and moves the build number from 52.0.A.3.126 to version 52.0.A.3.163. If you've downloaded the new update, let us know your impressions in the comments below.
MWC is kicking off next month which means that there is a good chance we can look forward to seeing new phones announced. One of those phones is expected to be a new flagship from Sony in the form of the Xperia XZ4, whose renders were leaked a couple of months ago, but now it seems that those leaks have since been corroborated.
This is thanks to case maker Olixar who seems to have published images of their smartphone case designed for the Xperia XZ4. These cases show a bit of the phone which seems to be similar to what we had seen in the previous leak. This tells us that the rumors are consistent. Either that or Olixar had taken images from the previous leak and are basing their cases on that, in which it’s hard to say if it was any accurate to begin with.