It has been several months since Sony officially introduced a new smartphone in the XA2 lineup, but now the company is back at it.
Sony Phones & Tablets: Specs, Models, News & Reviews
Sony today unveiled its first smartphone with a dual-camera setup at the rear: the Xperia XZ2 Premium. A ‘premium’ variant of the Xperia XZ2, the handset comes with a bigger 5.8-inch 4K HDR display.
Sony was the last major Android OEM which continued to include a headphone jack on its flagship devices. That was until the company unveiled the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact at MWC 2018.
Sony launched the voice-assistant powered Xperia Ear back in late 2016. Since then, we’ve seen multiple voice assistant guided smart Bluetooth headphones, including Google’s Pixel Buds. Sony has now unveiled the Xperia Ear Duo, consisting of two ear buds instead of just one. These headphones will break cover in May with a price tag of $280.
Sony today unveiled its latest flagship smartphones with a new design language: the Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact. Both phones come with minimal bezels surrounding their display and the latest and greatest internals that you’d expect from a 2018 flagship.
Sony is the sole Android OEM out there that is yet to release smartphones with an 18:9 aspect ratio display and minimal bezels at the front. With even budget Android phones now coming with full view displays at the front, it was puzzling to see Sony release smartphones with huge bezels at the front.
Apart from Google, no other major Android OEM has ever provided any word on their official Android update policy. Sony, however, is bucking the trend and has provided an official statement on its Android upgrade policy for its devices.
Sony today provided a list of Xperia devices which it will be updating to Android 8.0 Oreo. The company’s announcement only provides a list of devices that will be getting the update, with no mention on when users of these handsets should expect the handset to land.
Smart speakers are all the rage among OEMs. While smart speakers have exploded in popularity, they still have a long way to go. Joining Apple, Anker, Google, and other OEMs, Sony today unveiled its own smart speaker: the LF-S50G.
Sony today became the first OEM to announce smartphones running Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. The Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact are successors to the Xperia XZ and X Compact from last year. Among other things, the new handsets feature a refreshed camera setup which Sony hopes will help garner consumer interest in its smartphone lineup once again.