Xperia 1 Picks Up 2020 If Design Award

Xperia 1 picks up 2020 iF Design AwardSony's design heritage is unquestioned, the company has picked up a number of design awards over the years, including for its Xperia smartphones. This year is no different as Sony has won a 2020 iF Design Award for the Xperia 1, the company's flagship smartphone from last year. Other recent winners include the Xperia XZ3 and the Xperia XZ1, which won a Gold award.

Xperia Shipments See Small Bounce In Calendar Q4 2019

Xperia shipments see small bounce in calendar Q4 2019Sony has published its fiscal Q3 FY20 results, relating to the last calendar quarter of 2019. Sony has finally stem the quarterly decline it saw in Xperia shipments over the prior year, it reported Xperia shipments during the quarter was 1.3 million units. This makes it the highest selling quarter during calendar 2019, although given the decline we've seen over the last couple of years, this bounce is all relative against some very weak numbers.

Xperia 10 And 10 Plus Gets January 2020 Security Patches

Xperia 10 and 10 Plus gets January 2020 security patches

Sony's 2019 mid-rangers, the Xperia 10 and 10 Plus have received a new firmware update that moves the build number from 53.0.A.14.28 to version 53.0.A.14.47. This is a minor update that adds the 1 January 2020 Android security patch. It's only a small update, with no other changes noted. If you've updated please let us know your impressions below.

Xperia 1 And Xperia 5 Get January 2020 Security Patches

Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 get January 2020 security patches

Sony is rolling out 1 January 2020 Android security patches to the Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 smartphones. Both phones have received new firmware that moves the build number from 55.1.A.0.748 to version 55.1.A.3.49. Sony does not include any changelogs, which remains a frustration, but there do not look like there are any other changes. If you have updated, please let us know your impressions in the comments below.

New Xperia Smartphone Renders Leak; 21:9 Design Maintained

New Xperia smartphone renders leak; 21:9 design maintained

The first leak for a 2020 Xperia device has arrived. The pictures you see below show the first CAD renders of the device, coming from Steve Hemmerstoffer of @OnLeaks fame – a reliable source of new smartphone renders for a number of years now. The pictures show a design that continues on from Sony's 2019 devices, with the long-and-thin 21:9 displays making a return.

Vote For Your Favourite Sony Xperia Of 2019

Vote for your favourite Sony Xperia of 2019

As 2019 comes to a close, it's time to reflect on Sony's smartphone journey over the past year. It's been an interesting one for Sony, yes we all know that Xperia shipments continue to decline, quite significantly in fact – driven partly by the company pulling out of many regions, and apathy by the consumer.

Merry Christmas And Happy New Year From Xperia Blog

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Xperia Blog

We just wanted to take this quick opportunity to wish all of our readers a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We hope you enjoy it with those closest to you, and use it to unwind and get plenty of rest. You may even be lucky enough to find a Sony Xperia under the tree!

Would You Buy A Sony Xperia With A Hole-punch Display?

Would you buy a Sony Xperia with a hole-punch display?

Sony Xperia fans have been spared the monstrosity of displays with notches over the last couple of years. Sony thankfully rejected the use of a notch in their displays, favouring taller 21:9 displays with thinner bezels in recent handsets. A number of smartphone manufacturers have used notches over recent years, including the latest iPhone models, so we're glad Sony didn't follow the trend.

Android 10 Hits The Xperia 1 And Xperia 5 (55.1.a.0.748)

Android 10 hits the Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 (55.1.A.0.748)

The Sony Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 flagships have a nice surprise, with Android 10 rolling out to both models today. The new update arrives through build number 55.1.A.0.748, but strangely only comes with the November 2019 Android security patches, rather than December 2019. It's perhaps a minor niggle, and one that owners of both devices won't worry about given the updates have arrived in early December, rather than weeks later.

Xperia Xz2/xz3 Family Gets November 2019 Security Patches; Xperia 1 With October Patches

Xperia XZ2/XZ3 family gets November 2019 security patches; Xperia 1 with October patches

Sony Mobile has updated a few handsets in recent weeks. First off, the current flagship, the Xperia 1, has seen its firmware update move to build number 55.0.A.10.26. This update brings the October 2019 Android security patches, although it's surprising why we haven't seen an update with the November patches – maybe Sony is contemplating Android 10, although it is keeping quiet about an official release date for now.

Xperia Decline Accelerates With Just 0.6m Units Shipped In Last Quarter

Xperia decline accelerates with just 0.6m units shipped in last quarter

Sony reported its latest three-month results for the quarter ended 30 September 2019, and it remains a sober read for the performance of its mobile business. The launch of the Xperia 1 appears to have made no difference to shipments, as Sony shipped just 600,000 units – its lowest number of shipments ever, down by over 60 per cent year-on-year.