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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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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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 1 II launches in UK on 18 June for £1,099; new ‘Mirrored Slate’ colour option

Sony has finally confirmed UK launch details for the Xperia 1 II (Mark 2). Sony’s much anticipated 2020 flagship will be released on Thursday 18 June and will cost £1,099 GBP. The handset will be available through carriers including O2, which will stock the Black version, and Vodafone which has dibs on a ‘Mirrored Slate’ […]

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Xperia 1 II (Mark 2) Japanese release date slips from April to ‘late May’

Sony fans are eagerly awaiting the launch date for its latest flagship, the Xperia 1 II (Mark 2). Sony has been vague about the release date ever since it was announced – the official launch date is ‘late Spring’. We understand that a late May/early June has always been in the offing, which is why […]

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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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