Sony Xperia 1 U.s. Release Confirmed For July 12th

Sony Xperia 1 U.S. Release Confirmed For July 12th


Sony unveiled its new flagship smartphone the Xperia 1 earlier this year in February. It’s a bit different from the other flagships on the market as it has a super tall 21:9 aspect ratio 4K HDR OLED display. The company today confirmed when this device will be coming to the United States. You will be able to purchase it on July 12th but bear in mind that it’s going to cost a pretty penny.

Sony confirmed today that the Xperia 1 is going to be available for purchase in the United States starting July 12th for $949. The price tag isn’t that outrageous when you consider how much top-tier smartphones are going for these days. Most of them are priced around the same level.

Renders Of The Upcoming Sony Xperia 2 Leaked

Renders Of The Upcoming Sony Xperia 2 Leaked

Earlier this year at MWC 2019, Sony unveiled their flagship smartphone of the year in the form of the Sony Xperia 1. Now, it seems that Sony could already be working on a successor which could be unveiled at IFA which is scheduled to take place this coming September with the handset known as the Xperia 2.

Together with @OnLeaks, the folks at CashKaro have since put together what are alleged renders of the upcoming handset. So far, the renders by OnLeaks have proven to be right in the past, so there is a chance that these renders could be right again, but as always, they’re probably best taken with a grain of salt.

Xperia Xz2/xz3 Range Get Updates; Xperia Xa/xa Ultra And E5 Too

Xperia XZ2/XZ3 range get updates; Xperia XA/XA Ultra and E5 too

Sony Mobile has released a number of updates for older phones recently. First up last year's flagship devices the Xperia XZ3 and the XZ2 family (XZ2, XZ2 Compact and XZ2 Premium) have received the May 2019 Android security updates. The build numbers have moved from 52.0.A.8.25 to 52.0.A.8.50.

Android Q Beta 3 Now Available For Xperia Xz3

Android Q Beta 3 now available for Xperia XZ3

Google announced further details of Android 10 Q last night, including the news that the latest Beta (v3) will be available to 21 phones in all. The full list can be found here, and the great news for Xperia fans is that the Xperia XZ3 is on the list. Android Q brings a number of new features including the much awaited dark mode (great for the XZ3's OLED display), new gestures, live captioning, as well as stronger privacy and security controls. One feature that you might not be happy about is that Google is removing the back key, and replacing it with a swipe gesture. More details can be found here.

Xperia Xzs Receives April 2019 Security Patches (41.3.a.2.239)

Xperia XZs receives April 2019 security patches (41.3.A.2.239)

The Sony Xperia XZs has received a minor update recently, which moved the build number from 41.3.A.2.234 to version 41.3.A.2.239. The only change that we can see with the latest update is the addition of 1 April 2019 Android security patches. We are probably coming towards the end of software support for the Xperia XZs, so it will be interesting to see how many more security patches Sony has in store for the XZs.

Xperia Xz3 And Xz2 Range Get April 2019 Patches (52.0.a.8.25)

Xperia XZ3 and XZ2 range get April 2019 patches (52.0.A.8.25)

Sony Mobile has been rolling out a new firmware update for its flagship Xperia XZ3 and XZ2 family (Xperia XZ2, XZ2 Compact and XZ2 Premium), which moves the firmware number from 52.0.A.8.14 to build version 52.0.A.8.25. The latest update includes the 1 April 2019 Android security patches. There is little else that we have noticed has changed, but if you have updated to this build, please chime in with your experiences in the comments below.

Android Pie Rollout Re-starts For Xperia Xa2 Family (50.2.a.0.352)

Android Pie rollout re-starts for Xperia XA2 family (50.2.A.0.352)

Just over a month ago, Sony Mobile commenced the Android 9 Pie rollout for the Xperia XA2, XA2 Plus and XA2 Ultra with build number 50.2.A.0.342. It was only out in one region (Russia), but was found to brick devices. Well now the Android Pie update has resumed with new build number 50.2.A.0.352. The update comes with the March 2019 Android security patch. If you have downloaded the new update please let us know your experiences in the comments below.

Xperia Xz1 Range And Xz Premium Gets March 2019 Patches (47.2.a.10.28)

Xperia XZ1 range and XZ Premium gets March 2019 patches (47.2.A.10.28)

Sony Mobile is rolling out a new firmware update for the Xperia XZ1, XZ1 Compact and XZ Premium that has moved the build number from 47.2.A.8.24 to version 47.2.A.10.28. The latest update adds the 1 March 2019 Android security patches for these phones, but there are few other changes. If you've updated, please let us know your impressions below.

Xperia Xz3 Camera Reviewed By Dxomark; Receives Score Of 79

Xperia XZ3 camera reviewed by DxOMark; receives score of 79

Imaging specialists DxOMark have finally put the Sony Xperia XZ3 camera through its paces, giving the phone a score of 79 overall. For context, this is below that achieved by the Xperia XZ Premium (83), and above that of the Xperia XA2 Ultra (75). It is the same score achieved by the budget Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018).

Xperia Xz3 Wins 2019 If Design Award

Xperia XZ3 wins 2019 iF Design Award

Sony has a history of winning awards for design, and that is no different for its Xperia smartphones. Last year saw four Xperia products pick up iF Design Awards, including a Gold Award for the Xperia XZ1. This year, Sony is once again not empty-handed, as the Xperia XZ3 has won a 2019 iF Design Award. It's very much a worthy winner. The Xperia XZ3 was the first Sony phone to use an OLED display, and came with a seamless design appealing to the mass market including the use of a 3D curved display.

Xperia Xzs Gets March 2019 Security Patches (41.3.a.2.234)

Xperia XZs gets March 2019 security patches (41.3.A.2.234)

A quick heads-up for Xperia XZs owners – Sony Mobile is now rolling out the latest 1 March 2019 Android security patches. The update moves the build number from 41.3.A.2.223 to version 41.3.A.2.234. There does not appear to be any other changes, but let us know your impressions in the comments below.

Sony Deactivates Main Xperia Twitter Handle

Sony deactivates main Xperia Twitter handle

A few days ago we noticed that Sony's key @SonyXperia Twitter handle was deactivated. Sony Mobile runs a number of Twitter handles, with channels for each of the key geographic areas. However, the main @SonyXperia Twitter channel had by far the most followers (>1 million).