Sony confirms Android 9.0 Pie update for range of Xperia smartphones, Xperia XA1 series not getting it

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After a report, Sony Mobile has officially confirmed the list of its smartphones that will get Android 9.0 (Pie) update. This includes its flagship smartphones, but the first-generation Xperia X and XZ series are being left out with an exception to the XZ Premium. Likewise, the XA1 series that were launched last year are left out, and only the XA2 series that were launched this year are getting updated to Android Pie.

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Sony reportedly confirms Android 9.0 Pie update for range of Xperia smartphones, roll out expected to start in September

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Apart from Pixel, only the Essential Phone has got the Android 9.0 aka Pie and now Sony has reportedly confirmed the next major Android release to six of its smartphones. The Xperia XZ2 series, Xperia XZ1, Xperia XZ1 Compact, and Xperia XZ Premium are among the first batch to get the Android 9.0 update.  Continue reading “Sony reportedly confirms Android 9.0 Pie update for range of Xperia smartphones, roll out expected to start in September”

Sony Xperia H8416 and H9436 / H9493 smartphones with FHD+ display surface, could be announced at IFA

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Sony might be preparing to launch new smartphones at the IFA on August 31st. Looking at the UAProfs user-agent profiles, the two phones come with model numbers  H84XX (H8416) and the second is the H94XX (H9436, H9493).  Continue reading “Sony Xperia H8416 and H9436 / H9493 smartphones with FHD+ display surface, could be announced at IFA”

Sony Mobile losses widen in FY Q1 2018, 2 million smartphones shipped

Sony Corporation has reported its revenues for the first quarter of the financial year 2018 that ended June 30, 2018. Sales increased by 5% to 1,953.6 billion yen compared to the same quarter last year due to strong growth in its Gaming and Networking division. Continue reading “Sony Mobile losses widen in FY Q1 2018, 2 million smartphones shipped”

Sony WF-SP700N Noise Cancelling Truly Wireless Sports Headphones Review

Earlier this year, we reviewed the WF-1000X, Sony’s first foray into truly wireless audio. A premium headset with a focus on audio quality and design, we found it to be an acceptable first generation offering. The all new Sony WF-SP700N on the other hand is quite a different product. Sony claims that this is the first truly wireless product that is both splash proof and offers active cancellation. Does it fare any better than competing headsets? Lets find out. Continue reading “Sony WF-SP700N Noise Cancelling Truly Wireless Sports Headphones Review”

Sony Xperia XZ3 with 5.7-inch Full HD+ display, Snapdragon 845 surfaces in renders

Sony Xperia XZ3

We’ve already heard rumors about Sony working on its next flagship; dubbed Xperia XZ3 that is slated to launch at the IFA 2018 event. Back in the news again, the Xperia XZ3 now surfaces in 360-degree renders showcasing just single rear camera despite earlier reports pointing at dual rear cameras.  Continue reading “Sony Xperia XZ3 with 5.7-inch Full HD+ display, Snapdragon 845 surfaces in renders”

Sony IMX586 world’s highest resolution 48MP smartphone camera sensor announced

Sony just announced IMX586, its latest stacked CMOS image sensor for smartphones with highest pixel count in a smartphone and world-first ultra-compact pixel size of 0.8 μm, making it possible to pack 48 effective megapixels onto a 1/2-type (8.0 mm diagonal) unit. It uses  Quad Bayer color filter array, where the adjacent 2×2 pixels come in the same color, so that the sensor promises high sensitivity and high resolution. Continue reading “Sony IMX586 world’s highest resolution 48MP smartphone camera sensor announced”

Sony PlayStation 4 Pro Marvel’s Spider-Man Limited Edition announced

Sony has announced PlayStation4 Pro Marvel’s Spider-Man Limited Edition.  This Limited Edition includes a specially designed PlayStation 4 Pro (PS4 Pro) with 1TB HDD, Wireless Controller (DUALSHOCK4) and the Blu-ray Disc version of the PS4 title Marvel’s Spider-Man. It comes in red color featuring the iconic Spider-Man logo, a matching DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller. Continue reading “Sony PlayStation 4 Pro Marvel’s Spider-Man Limited Edition announced”

Sony MP-CD1 ultra-portable mobile projector with 120-inch projection launched in India at Rs. 29990

Sony today has launched the MP-CD1 ultra-portable Mobile Projector in India. This was previously announced at the CES 2018 earlier this year. The company says that it can fit in your palm and can project up to 120 inches in size from a short distance of 3.5m and weighs just 281 grams and measures 83.0 mm x 16.0 mm x 150.0 mm.  Continue reading “Sony MP-CD1 ultra-portable mobile projector with 120-inch projection launched in India at Rs. 29990”

Sony WH1000XM3 wireless noise cancelling headphones passes through the FCC

It seems like Sony is already testing the WH1000XM3 wireless noise-canceling headset as the device is now spotted passing through the FCC. The company introduced the WH1000XM2 back in November last year and the successor might arrive later this year around the same time.  Continue reading “Sony WH1000XM3 wireless noise cancelling headphones passes through the FCC”

Sony Xperia XZ3 with dual front and rear cameras said to launch at IFA 2018

Sony is said to be working on a flagship despite the fact that it launched a flagship just two months ago. The company’s upcoming phone is said to be coming during the IFA 2018 event. Though we don’t really know much about the flagships, the first-hand information suggests that it will come with four cameras: two on the back, and another two in the front. Continue reading “Sony Xperia XZ3 with dual front and rear cameras said to launch at IFA 2018”

Sony Xperia XA2 Plus with 6-inch Full HD+ display, Snapdragon 630, up to 6GB RAM, Hi-Res Audio announced

Sony Mobile just announced Xperia XA2 Plus, a larger version of the Xperia XA2, which was announced at the CES 2018. It has a 6-inch 1080p screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection, is powered by Snapdragon 630 with up to 6GB of RAM, runs Android 8.0 (Oreo), comes with a 23-megapixel rear camera with 1/2.3″ Exmor RS sensor, Hybrid Autofocus and LED flash and an 8-megapixel front camera with 120-degree wide-angle lens. It also has support for Hi-Res Audio and Smart Amplifier, making it the first mid-range Sony smartphone to get the feature.

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Sony Xperia XZs, Xperia L2 and Xperia R1 get a price cut in India

Sony Xperia XZs

Sony Mobile today announced price cuts for its Xperia XZs, Xperia L2 and Xperia R1 smartphones in India. The Xperia XZs which was launched in April last year for Rs. 49990, is now available for Rs. 29,990, after a second price cut of Rs. 10,000 from the price of Rs. 39,990. Continue reading “Sony Xperia XZs, Xperia L2 and Xperia R1 get a price cut in India”

Sony confirms it is looking to downsize its operations in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa

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Sony has confirmed that it is looking into the possibility of downsizing its operations in the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa. The company’s confirmation comes after reports from tipster Evan Blass said that Sony would shut down mobile operations in the said regions. Continue reading “Sony confirms it is looking to downsize its operations in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa”

Sony MHC-V81D Bluetooth Speaker Review

Turntables to boomboxes, home theatres to bookshelves and now party speakers, Sony has an audio product for everyone. Never to miss out on a trend, the Sony MHC-V81D is the company’s effort to enter the party speaker category. So what exactly is a party speaker? Something that goes loud, provides oodles of bass and if Sony is to be believed, enough blingy lights to trigger an epileptic seizure. Jokes aside, this thing could absolutely replace your neighborhood DJ for that crazy birthday party you were  planning out. Sounds interesting? Check out our Sony MHC-V81D Bluetooth Speaker review below. Continue reading “Sony MHC-V81D Bluetooth Speaker Review”