Xperia Ace II announced for Japan, launching end of May 2021

Sony Japan has formally unveiled the Xperia Ace II (SO-41B) which will be released through carrier NTT docomo on 28 May 2021. Sony fans have longed for a new product in its Compact line-up, however this is a more budget-oriented device and will be a Japan exclusive, much like its predecessor. The Xperia Ace 2 […]

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Sony confirms Android 11 Xperia rollout timeline

Sony has confirmed that its Android 11 firmware rollout will start from December 2020. The first phone to get the update will be the Xperia 1 II, this year’s current flagship. Sony has also confirmed that the Xperia 1 II will be updated at the same time to support slow motion video recordings in 4K […]

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Sony Xperia 5 II (Mark 2) gets official with 120Hz display and 4000mAh battery

Sony has formally unveiled the Xperia 5 II (Mark 2), which had been heavily leaked in the weeks leading up to today’s launch. All of the leaks were spot on in terms of features and specifications, but what we didn’t know was pricing and availability. Sony confirmed in its press conference that the Xperia 5 […]

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Sony Japan announces ‘Xperia 8 Lite’ – a SIM-free version of the Xperia 8

Sony Japan has announced the Xperia 8 Lite (J3273), which is basically a SIM-free version of the Xperia 8 model that launched last year. This move follows a number of other handsets that have gone SIM-free in Japan recently, including the Xperia 1 II, Xperia 1 and Xperia 5. We imagine that Sony has re-released […]

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Xperia 10 II (Mark 2) brings OLED to Sony’s midrange

Sony has upped their game when it comes to their mid-range smartphone offering, as its newly announced Xperia 10 II (Mark 2) sports both an OLED display and is IP65/68 water resistant for the first time. It’s nice to see some of these previous flagship features trickle down into the ‘super’ mid-range. The Sony Xperia […]

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Xperia PRO teased with HDMI, 5G mmWave and dedicated shortcut key

Sony has teased a new professional smartphone aimed at photographers/videographers called the Xperia PRO. Don’t confuse this with the keyboard-equipped Xperia pro of yester-year, this new Xperia PRO is meant to be Sony’s best of the best in 2020. The Xperia PRO is in many respects a more souped-up Xperia 1 II. Many of the […]

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Android 10 arrives on the Xperia XZ2 / XZ3 series

Sony has a nice surprise for Xperia XZ2 family and XZ3 owners so early in the New Year. Android 10 is now rolling for the Xperia XZ2, XZ2 Compact, XZ2 Premium and XZ3 through build number 52.1.A.0.532 (from 52.0.A.11.32). This update also brings the 1 December 2019 Android security patch (from 1 November 2019 previously). […]

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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 […]

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Sony Mobile confirms Android 10 Xperia roadmap

Sony Mobile has today officially confirmed the Xperia smartphones to receive Android 10. First up are the latest flagships, the Xperia 1 and Xperia 5, which will receive Android 10 from December 2019. Other Sony Xperia models to get Android 10 include the Xperia XZ2 and XZ3 series, as well as the Xperia 10 and […]

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