Xperia 10 III pre-orders open in Europe for £399/€429 with a headphone freebie

Sony has opened pre-orders in Europe for the Xperia 10 III (Mark 3). The Sony eStore in the UK, Germany, Italy and Spain have all gone live with pre-orders, with the phone costing £399 in the UK and €429 across mainland Europe. As is a tradition, Sony has a pre-order promotion where it is bundling […]

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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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Xperia 5 II and 10 series gets November 2020 security patches

Sony updated the Xperia 5 II (Mark 2) recently to add November 2020 Android security patches moving the build version to 58.0.A.28.25. We saw this build hit some of the Asian SKU’s a while back, and is now hitting some of the European models. The Xperia 10 II (Mark 2) has also seen an update, […]

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Firmware updates for Xperia 5 II (58.0.A.22.21) and Xperia 10 II (59.0.A.8.45) released

Sony has released firmware updates for a few of its 2020 smartphones. The recently released Xperia 5 II has been updated to build number 58.0.A.22.21, which adds October 2020 Android security patches. In addition, its budget Xperia L4 has seen an update to 57.0.A.2.258, which also adds October 2020 patches. Sony’s 2020 mid-range Xperia 10 […]

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Xperia 1 II, Xperia 10 II and Xperia 1/5 get October 2020 security patches

Sony has released new firmware for a number of devices which adds the October 2020 Android security patches. The 2020 handsets that have been updated include the Xperia 1 II through build number 58.0.A.3.194 and the Xperia 10 II with build number 59.0.A.8.33. There does not appear to be any other big changes to these […]

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Xperia 5 II announced for au by KDDI in Japan; SIM-free Xperia 10 II to launch

Since the Xperia 5 II was announced, there was no word which carrier would be picking up the handset in Japan. Well now we know that it will be picked up by au by KDDI (other carriers could follow suit) where it will have model number Xperia 5 II (SOG02). The handset will be available […]

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Xperia 1 II and Xperia 10 series get August 2020 security patches

Sony has updated a few handsets recently including the Xperia 1 II (Mark 2) flagship which sees its build number move from 58.0.A.3.88 to version 58.0.A.3.132, and incudes the August 2020 Android security patches. Last year’s mid-range Xperia 10 and 10 Plus devices also have the August 2020 patches, with new build number 53.1.A.3.57. Strangely, […]

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July 2020 security patches arrive for Xperia 1, 5, 10 II and XZ2/XZ3 series

Sony has been rolling out a number of firmware updates over the last week, which has moved the Android security patches to July 2020 for various handsets. The Xperia smartphones that have been updated with the July 2020 patches include the Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 with build number 55.1.A.9.52. The Xperia XZ2 and XZ3 […]

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June 2020 security patches arrive for Xperia 1, 5, XZ3 and 10 series

Sony started to roll June 2020 Android security patches for a variety of recent devices earlier today. Last year’s flagship devices, the Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 are seeing firmware update 55.1.A.9.21 release across a couple of regions so far (Russia, SEA), but availability should widen in the coming days. Last year’s mid-range Xperia 10 […]

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Android 10 rolling to Xperia 10 and 10 Plus (53.1.A.2.2)

Spare a thought for Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus owners who have been waiting months for the Android 10 update. Sony initially said that the phones would receive an update from “early 2020 onwards”, so some may be aggrieved that May 2020 isn’t exactly ‘early 2020’. But, better late than never they always say, […]

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Xperia 1 II (Mark 2) gets late April release in Japan

Japanese operator NTT docomo has announced that Sony’s latest handsets, the Xperia 1 II (Mark 2) and Xperia 10 II (Mark 2) will both land on the network. The interesting news from a western perspective is that docomo has confirmed that the Xperia 1 II flagship will be launching in Japan in late April – […]

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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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