Another Sony Xperia with Snapdragon 845 chipset visits Geekbench

A second flagship Sony Xperia with a Snapdragon 845 has visited Geekbench. The model number is different, but the specs are the same – the chipset, the Android 8.0 Oreo, the 4GB of RAM. These are either different variants of the same model – perhaps, the Xperia XZ2 – or one is the big unit (5.7″ screen, allegedly) and the other is the Xperia XZ2 Compact (5″ screen). These two should bring a new era in Sony’s design language. Sony will unveil the next-gen Xperia phones on Monday, but since its official teasers are vague, we have to rely on rumors for a preview. Source | Via (in…

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Specs and pricing for Sony Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact leak

After an alleged prototype leak recently, now specs for both Sony Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact have leaked. Common specs include Snapdragon 845 SoC, 4GB/64GB memory, Gorilla Glass 5-protected displays with 18:9 aspect ratio, no 3.5mm headphone jack, and rear mounted fingerprint sensor. Sony Xperia Z5 Compact (left) next to alleged Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact (right) Of course, the main difference will be the screen size – 5.7-inch for the XZ2 and 5.0-inch for the Compact variant. The flagships will also come with a special music feature, details on which are scarce at the moment -…

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Alleged Xperia XZ2 Compact prototype leaks ahead of MWC

A reader left a comment on a post from Xperia Blog with an alleged photo of the Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact that is set to be announced at the MWC which kicks off this upcoming weekend. The commenter claims that the device next to the Xperia Z5 Compact is actually a prototype of the Xperia XZ2 Compact. The commenter also says that the picture might not represent final hardware and may be different from what Sony announces on stage at the MWC. The device has a curved bottom design, which deviates from Sony’s usual blocky slab design. Sony Xperia Z5 Compact (left) next to alleged Sony…

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Sony MWC 2018 teaser highlights curved display, Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact expected

Sony Mobiles have just released a new teaser video of its MWC 2018 event which kickstarts in a week at Barcelona. Very little was shown in the brief 23-second video, all we see is just a curved display indicating a smartphone with a curved display. Sony is also expected to introduce two new flagships; the Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact. While the exact specifications of the phones are unknown at the moment, a mysterious Sony phone with model number H8266 recently surfaced the benchmarks listing, which reveals that it sports an 18:9 Full HD+ display, powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC Octa-Core processor with 4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage. [HTML1] It is said to run Android 8.0 Oreo, come with IP65/IP68 rating, a 3210/3240mAh battery with Qnovo Adaptive Charging. We also expect to see a phone with 6GB RAM, 4K display much like its predecessors. Since these are just rumored and surfaced specifications, there’s no way to tell if these are the actual deal. But with MWC 2018 event in just a week, we expect to see a lot more at the event.
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After Oreo update, no Sony Xperia phone will have ‘night mode’ option

Sony’s Xperia XA1 series of phones come with a “Good night actions,” feature through which users can reduce the blue light of the display. However, the company has now confirmed that the functionality will be stripped off in the Oreo update. The confirmation came in the form of a response to a user-query on Twitter. Plus, the company also said there are currently no plans to add such a feature to other Xperia phones. Now, given that the feature in question is currently only limited to the Xperia XA1 lineup, the aforementioned confirmation means none of the company’s smartphones…

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