Sony mobile sales down 39.6% YoY in Q2 FY16, now expects to ship 17 million smartphones in FY16

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Sony Corporation today reported its revenues for the second quarter of the financial year 2016 that ended September 30, 2016. Sales decreased by 10.8% to 1,688.9 billion yen (US$ 16,722 million) compared to the same quarter last year. Operating income decreased to 45.7 billion yen (US$ 453 million) year-on-year from 88 billion yen mainly due to the deterioration of operating results in the Semiconductors and Components segments. Continue reading “Sony mobile sales down 39.6% YoY in Q2 FY16, now expects to ship 17 million smartphones in FY16”

Sony Xperia XZ Review

xperia-xz-review-9The Xperia XZ is the latest in a long line of Sony flagships that look, feel and perform very similar to each other. Yes, there is a certain refinement to the hardware and the specs have been suitably upgraded but is it enough to cater to a very demanding audience? Let’s try to find that in our review. Continue reading “Sony Xperia XZ Review”

Sony MDR-XB50BS and MDR-XB80BS Sports Bluetooth in-ear headphones launched in India starting at Rs. 5490

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Sony has launched MDR-XB50BS and MDR-XB80BS, two new Bluetooth in-ear headphones that are water resistant targeted at sports enthusiasts. These are are tuned for EDM, which has the best matching tempo (120 to 140 beats per minute) to give that extra bass and push needed to enhance sports performance. These also have NFC for one-touch pairing and have built-in micrphone for hands-free calling. Continue reading “Sony MDR-XB50BS and MDR-XB80BS Sports Bluetooth in-ear headphones launched in India starting at Rs. 5490”

Sony BRAVIA KD-65Z9D 65-inch 4K HDR Android 3D Smart TV launched in India for Rs. 504900

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Sony has launched BRAVIA KD-65Z9D, its new 4K TV in the BRAVIA Z9D series with 4K HDR support. It features a newly developed 4K image processor – the 4K HDR Processor X1 Extreme and a unique backlight technology- Backlight Master Drive, to attain extraordinary contrast and extremely accurate wide colour expression. Continue reading “Sony BRAVIA KD-65Z9D 65-inch 4K HDR Android 3D Smart TV launched in India for Rs. 504900”

Sony a6500 mirrorless and RX100 V compact cameras with 0.05 sec fast Hybrid AF announced

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Sony has announced α6500 (model ILCE-6500), it’s latest flagship APS-C sensor camera with 4D FOCUS featuring 425 phase detection AF points and RX100 V (model DSC-RX100M5), new flagship compact camera in the Cyber-shot RX100 series with 1.0-type CMOS sensor and fast Hybrid AF with speed of 0.05-second, employing 315 phase-detection AF points. Continue reading “Sony a6500 mirrorless and RX100 V compact cameras with 0.05 sec fast Hybrid AF announced”

Sony MDR -1000X noise cancelling Bluetooth headphones launched in India for Rs. 30990

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Sony has launched MDR -1000X, its latest noise cancelling Bluetooth headphones in India. It was announced at the IFA last month and comes withupgraded filtering process, optimized dual noise sensor technology, and newly developed ear pads compared to the previous version. Continue reading “Sony MDR -1000X noise cancelling Bluetooth headphones launched in India for Rs. 30990”

Sony Xperia XZ with 5.2-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 820 launched in India for Rs. 51990

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Sony just launched Xperia XZ, the company’s latest flagship smartphone in India. It was announced at the IFA 2016 in Berlin earlier this month, has a 5.2-inch 1080p display, is powered by a Snapdragon 820 processor and runs on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow). This is the dual SIM version that comes with a hybrid Dual SIM slot that lets you use the second slot as an expansion slot when required. Continue reading “Sony Xperia XZ with 5.2-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 820 launched in India for Rs. 51990”

Sony Xperia XZ and X Performance to get Android Nougat in October 2016

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Sony had confirmed last month that it will roll out Android Nougat 7.0 update for Xperia X and Z5 series however it had not mentioned the exact schedule for the update. Now, the company has accidentally revealed the timeline for the rollout of the Android Nougat for Xperia devices at its Slovakia press conference.

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Sony unveils the A99 II SLT – 42 Megapixels sensor with high burst rate

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Sony has just taken its wraps off of the A99 II SLT that succeeds the A99. It has a full frame 42.4 Megapixel sensor along with a capability of shooting 12 photos per second.

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Sony 10000mAh power bank and charger with fast charging, USB Type-C launched in India

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Sony has launched a new 10,000mAh power bank (CP-SC10) and a new charger (CP-AD3) with fast charging support offering maximum output of 3.0A. The power bank has USB Type-C ports. Both these comes with USB Type-C cable.

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PlayStation 4 Pro with 4K HDR capabilities announced, available starting November 10th for $399

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While the PlayStation 4 Slim had leaked, been unboxed and even reviewed ahead of it’s launch, we finally get a look at Sony’s upcoming PlayStation 4 Pro. Codenamed ‘Neo’, the refreshed hardware is a mid-cycle refresh that Sony insists is far from a new console.  Continue reading “PlayStation 4 Pro with 4K HDR capabilities announced, available starting November 10th for $399”

Sony KD-55X9300D 4K HDR TV Review

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These are interesting times where on one hand we can see the world move to smartphones and tablets as their primary source of entertainment while the market for large screen televisions is also growing. With 4K content starting to gain traction and the advent of high-end streaming services in India as well, users are demanding a large screen to get the best viewing experience possible. The Sony Bravia 55X9300D 4K HDR television is a strong competitor towards delivering just that but does it succeed? We find out in our review. Continue reading “Sony KD-55X9300D 4K HDR TV Review”