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It’s once again peak smartphone season and Sony is next to join the annual spring race. But while others do regular and plus-size models, Sony, as usual, is going towards the other end of the spectrum with the new Xperia XZ2 Compact.
Oppo is gearing up for an action-packed end of March. After the scheduled announcement of the F7 on March 26, the company’s now revealed that the R15 is coming by the end of the month too too (likely an R15 Plus as well) – five days later on March 31. Oppo R15 event posters The R15 will be unveiled at a televised event, scheduled to start at 8 p.m. local time. Chinese actor Zhang Yishan will be on board as brand ambassador, for those familiar with the country’s sitcom scene. Meanwhile, details have emerged on the R15’s primary camera, only mentioned in a previous specs leak…
Sony’s Xperia XZ2 got announced at MWC last month, and went up for pre-order in parts of Europe last week. If you’re looking to pre-order one in the UK, both Carphone Warehouse and Three are giving you a free PlayStation 4 gaming console. If you already have one of those, you can choose to get the PlayStation VR Starter Pack for free instead. What’s more, Sony is also throwing in a full year of PlayStation Plus, and this part of the deal applies even if you buy an XZ1, XZ1 Compact, or XZ Premium. The XZ2 will become available in the UK on April 6, and you have until then to decide…
As some of you might remember, prior to MWC, there were numerous hints that Sony will release a total of three new flagships at the show. Obviously, that didn’t come to pass and eager fans are still an Xperia XZ Pro or perhaps XZ2 Pro short. It was supposed to be the ultimate flagship offer, complete with a 5.7-inch OLED touchscreen of 4K resolution and a ‘tall’ 18:9 aspect ratio. Nothing is certain quite yet, but clues have been amassing lately that the Pro’s release is nearing. Starting with a trio of FCC reports, with the following IDs: PY7-24118Q, PY7-21831A and PY7-00718V….
The Sony Xperia XA1 trio – XA1, XA1 Plus and XA1 Ultra – is getting the Android 8.0 Oreo update as we speak. The update weighs about 900MB and bumps the Android Nougat Xperias up to Android 8.0 Oreo and brings the February 2018 security patch level. Android 8.0 Oreo update Android 8.0 Oreo has a lot of improvements like smart reminders and actions through Xperia Assist, context menus when you long-press on an app icon or select text, better performance and much more. Check out this video for an overview of what’s new. Source
Sony’s Xperia XA2, announced at CES this year, is already marked down on Amazon and Newegg. The midrange device is currently going for $ 317.99 for the silver version on Newegg, a total savings of $ 31, while the black variant is available for $ 318.99 on both retailers ($ 30 off MSRP).
The XA2 features a Snapdragon 630, a 5.2″ IPS LCD 1080p display, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage (expandable via microSD), 23MP rear/8MP wide-angle front cameras, a 3,330mAh battery.
[Deal Alert] Sony Xperia XA2 already as low as $ 318 ($ 32 off) was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
We’re here at SXSW and we all know it wouldn’t be the same without some of your favourite Xperia technology on display.
There’s plenty happening, but here are the Xperia highlights:
We don’t need to tell you about 3D Creator, you’ve heard it all before, you’ve got a 3D scan of half the contents of your home, from your fruit bowl to flowers – but there’s a littl
e something extra for 3D creators at SXSW – an Xperia XZ1 wielded by a robotic arm to create a complete 3D model of your head. Your scan will then allow you to star in a brand new game.
AI and Robotics:
Can you have a Sony tech showcase without everyone’s favourite robot dog? Don’t worry, aibo is on hand for petting and fetch, but we’re really flexing our AI muscles at SXSW this year with Xperia Hello! and also providing more details on the Sony Innovation Fund.
Interactive message board, with Xperia Touch:
From AI to AR, the interactive Xperia Touch entrance message board really feels like the future, with Sony’s unique sensing technology, it recognizes touch and motions– think of the screens from Minority Report, but fun. At SXSW, you can get a taste of what this tech is capable of, by leaving a message or doodle as you enter or leave the WOW Studio – we’ve had close to 1000 each day!
So there you have it, if you’re fortunate to be at SXSW this week, drop by and join in, aibo is expecting you.
Sony dropped the headphone jack from the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact. Here’s their rational: Why did you remove the headphone jack on XZ2 and XZ2 Compact? This is part of the shift to our new Ambient Flow design language. In order to create the beautiful seamless design, our designers needed to remove the headphone jack. Plus, we’re aware of the major market trend toward wireless headphones over wired headphones. Now, we don’t mean to sound bitter, but this paints Sony as a trend follower, not a trend setter. To be fair, the HTC U11 and U11+ don’t have headphones jack either and…