Earlier today, Sony announced that its X series of devices would be landing in the United States. And now there’s a new E series handset on the horizon, too.
Sony Phones & Tablets: Specs, Models, News & Reviews
With thousands (literally, if you include storage, finish and market variants) of smartphones running Android right now, picking a top 10 was never going to be easy. But we sorted through and went ahead anyway. By the way, absent from the top 10 are any of the multitude of Chinese designs (including Xiaomi) flooding the East and sub-continent – most simply never appear in Europe and the West in any quantity – and I don’t apologise for only picking smartphones here that I can personally vouch for in one way or another.
In an age where Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) is being used by most OEM’s to improve image quality of the camera in their devices, Sony has gone in a whole different direction — digital image stabilisation. For the upcoming Xperia X and Xperia X Performance, Sony has decided to ditch OIS in favour of SteadyShot — a technology that is based on digital stabilisation as opposed to physical.
In the early part of the year, Sony officially announced a new series of handsets under the X-brand, including the X Performance at the top of the pyramid.
Sony unveiled the X Series of devices with Android on board back in February, but now it looks like there’s a new C Series handset on the way.
Earlier this week, Sony announced the Xperia X, XA, and X Performance, but there wasn’t any indication that an Xperia Z was right around the corner.
Sony today unveiled its new X-series of smartphones that consists of the Xperia X, XA and X Performance. Despite a new branding, the Xperia X-series of handsets look quite similar to their Z-series predecessors, though Sony says it has made a few design tweaks here and there to make the handsets more ergonomic. To avoid the glass back from cracking, Sony has also switched to plastic panels at the rear of the phone.
Sony today announced a new image sensor meant for smartphones: the IMX318. The 1/2.6-inch sensor has a 22.5MP resolution with an individual pixel size of 1.0um, and has been pegged as the successor to its popular IMX230 sensor.