Sony Offers Its Latest Premium Headphones With Xperia 1 Pre-orders

Sony Offers Its latest Premium Headphones With Xperia 1 Pre-Orders

Smartphone manufacturers often offer incentives to customers in order to get them to pre-order their new phones. Samsung enticed customers with a free pair of Galaxy Buds for the Galaxy S10 series. Sony is doing something similar but the product it’s offering is in a different league. Prospective Xperia 1 customers stand to receive a free pair of Sony’s latest premium wireless headphones if they place a pre-order for the device when they open on June 28th.

Customers in the United States can get a pair of Sony’s WH-1000XM3 wireless headphones for no additional cost if they just pre-order the Xperia 1. That’s a $350 incentive. Yes, the wireless headphones cost that much on their own.

Xperia Xz Premium And Xz1, Xz1 Compact Get June 2019 Patches (47.2.a.10.80)

Xperia XZ Premium and XZ1, XZ1 Compact get June 2019 patches (47.2.A.10.80)

A new firmware update is rolling to the Xperia XZ Premium XZ1 and XZ1 Compact that moves the firmware number from 47.2.A.10.62 to build version 47.2.A.10.80. The new update adds the June 2019 Android security patches, no other changes have been noticed. If you have upgraded, please let us know your impressions in the comments below.

Xperia Xz3 And Xz2 Family Gets June 2019 Security Patches (52.0.a.8.83)

Xperia XZ3 and XZ2 family gets June 2019 security patches (52.0.A.8.83)

Sony Mobile is rolling out a new firmware update for the Xperia XZ3 and XZ2 family (Xperia XZ2, XZ2 Compact and XZ2 Premium) today. The new firmware moves the build number from 52.0.A.8.50 to version 52.0.A.8.83, and adds the 1 June 2019 Android security patches. No other changes have been noticed. If you have updated, please let us know your impressions below.

Xperia 1: What Is Your Favourite Colour?

Xperia 1: What is your favourite colour?

So, the Xperia 1 is already released in parts of Europe, and should hit other regions in the coming weeks. The Xperia 1 is available in four colours including Black, White, Grey and Purple. If you have already bought the Xperia 1 which colour did you go for and why? We know that in some regions not all colours are available, so did you get the colour you originally wanted?

Sony Brings Back Hdmi Support With The Xperia 1

Sony brings back HDMI support with the Xperia 1

Sony's older Xperia models used to support HDMI out, but for some inexplicable reason once Xperia phones started to adopt USB Type-C, it dropped support for HDMI/MHL output. None of the 2018 Xperia models, or older phones with USB Type-C supported HDMI/MHL output.

Xperia 1 Now In Stock Through Sony Store Europe

Xperia 1 now in stock through Sony Store Europe

The Xperia 1 is now available to order through the official Sony eStore in Europe. The handset is in stock in the UK portal available for £849 with black and purple colour options. Also, if you're quick you can claim a free pair of WH-1000XM3 headphones – only 130 headphones are available on a first come, first served basis.

New Updates Add May 2019 Security Patches To A Range Of Xperia Phones

New updates add May 2019 security patches to a range of Xperia phones

Sony Mobile has been on a roll recently, updating many of its Xperia smartphones to add the May 2019 Android security patches. You can see the full list below of Xperia phones that have been updated, which includes the XZ1, XA2 and XA1 ranges. However, even the Xperia L1, L2 and L3 were all updated to the same patches which was good to see.

Does Huawei's Android Ban Give Sony Xperia A Fighting Chance?

Does Huawei's Android ban give Sony Xperia a fighting chance?

Some shocking news emerged over the weekend that is likely to have huge ramifications for the Android market. Reuters reported that as of last week, Huawei has been added to the ‘Entity List’ which means that US companies will no longer be able to conduct business with Huawei, without explicit approval from the US government first.

'xperia 2' And 'xperia 20' 3d Renders Leak

'Xperia 2' and 'Xperia 20' 3D renders leak

Sony's 2019 flagship – the Xperia 1 – is still yet to formally launch, yet here we have the first leaks on its newest devices, which are likely to launch at IFA in early September 2019. Twitter user @OnLeaks, who has a great track record of providing accurate 3D renders of upcoming phones, has leaked what are expected to be the successors to the Xperia 1 and Xperia 10, which he has dubbed as the Xperia 2 and Xperia 20 respectively – it remains to be seen what Sony will call them.

Sony May Launch Foldable Smartphone Under Xperia F Brand

Sony May Launch Foldable Smartphone Under Xperia F Brand


Could Sony be jumping on the foldable smartphone bandwagon as well? A rumor out of China appears to think so. Despite the fact that Sony is exiting the smartphone market in all but four regions, it’s believed that the company may launch its first foldable smartphone under the Xperia F brand.

According to a report out of China, we may see Sony launch its first foldable smartphone in 2020 with the Xperia F moniker. The F would understandably stand for “foldable.” It’s also claimed that the device is going to use Samsung’s flexible OLED display panel, presumably the same one what we saw on Samsung’s own foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Fold.