Xperia XZ1/XA1 range and XZ Premium updated with February 2019 patches

Xperia XZ1/XA1 range and XZ Premium updated with February 2019 patches



Sony Mobile has been rolling out new firmware for the Xperia XZ1 and XA1 households over the previous few days, updating them to the newest February 2019 Android security patches. The Xperia XZ1, XZ1 Compact and XZ Premium rollout moved the firmware from 47.2.A.6.30 to construct quantity 47.2.A.8.24.

The Xperia XA1, XA1 Plus and XA1 Ultra noticed their firmware transfer from 48.1.A.2.73 to construct quantity 48.1.A.2.101. Apart from the change to new safety patches, there doesn’t appear to be some other significant adjustments. If you’ve gotten updated, please tell us your ideas within the feedback under.

Firmware replace 47.2.A.8.24 rolling to Xperia XZ1, XZ1 Compact and XZ Premium

Firmware replace 48.1.A.2.101 rolling to Xperia XA1, XA1 Plus and XA1 Ultra

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Xperia L3 brings dual rear cameras to Sony’s budget end

Xperia L3 brings dual rear cameras to Sony’s budget end



Sony Mobile introduced the Xperia L3 (I3312, I4312, I4332) earlier this week at MWC, as its newest entrant into Sony’s budget line-up. The Xperia L3 has so much going for it, given the cash, together with dual rear cameras, a 5.7-inch 18:9 show and a 3300mAh battery.

Design-wise, the Xperia L3 doesn’t undertake the super-tall skinny ‘CinemaWide’ side ratio of the Xperia 1 and 10 collection. Instead it makes use of an analogous 2:1 side ratio as seen in its 2018 smartphones. The Xperia L3 makes use of a 5.7-inch LCD show with HD+ decision of 720 x 1440 pixels. Corning Gorilla Glass 5 additionally options for sturdiness.

A dual digicam is discovered on the rear with a 13MP and 2MP mixture. This signifies that you should use the Xperia L3 for bokeh portraits, though no optical zoom is supported. Low-light pictures is featured with ISO assist to 3,200.

The 13MP rear digicam has a 1/3.0-inch sensor (1.12μm pixel pitch) with F2.2 wide-angle (80 diploma) lens. The extra 2MP rear digicam has a 1/5.0-inch sensor (1.75μm pixel pitch) with F2.4 wide-angle (82.4 diploma) lens. Front selfie digicam duties are taken care of by an 8MP 1/4.0-inch sensor (1.12μm pixel pitch) with F2.0 wide-angle (84-degree) lens.

The Xperia L3 is powered by a Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762 chipset, 3GB RAM and 32GB eMMC inner storage (a microSD reminiscence card can be supported). Other options embrace a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, Bluetooth, NFC, USB Type-C and FM Radio. USB Power Delivery quick charging can be supported.

The Xperia L3 has dimensions of 154 x 72 x 8.9mm, and weighs 156 grams. The handset is available in three colors: Silver, Black and Gold. The Xperia L3 is launching with Android Oreo and is already obtainable in Europe, the place it’s bought by the official Sony Store for £169/€199.



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Xperia 10 and 10 Plus are Sony’s affordable 21:9 ultra-wide smartphones

Xperia 10 and 10 Plus are Sony’s affordable 21:9 ultra-wide smartphones



Sony Mobile introduced the Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus earlier within the week at MWC, bringing their 21:9 ‘CinemaWide’ shows to the mid-range. The Xperia 10 comes with a 6-inch Full HD+ LCD show, whereas the Xperia 10 Plus comes with a 6.5-inch Full HD+ LCD show. The super-wide facet ratio, implies that each telephones will assist a decision of 1080 x 2520 pixels.

Sony’s new design language highlights minimal bezels across the sides on backside of the phone, but it surely does have a a lot bigger high bezel. The use of the broader show permits consumer to have a extra immersive gaming and media expertise. Sony additionally says that the display is right for multi-tasking and operating two apps concurrently.

While each telephones look just about an identical, other than measurement, there are quite a few variations within the internals of every phone. The Xperia 10 is powered by a, now growing old, Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 chipset together with 3GB RAM. The Xperia 10 Plus, then again, is powered by a Snapdragon 636 chipset and 4GB RAM. Both function 64GB eMMC inner storage and a microSD reminiscence card slot.

This marks the primary time Sony has adopted twin rear cameras on its mid-range. While the on each telephones is totally different, they every assist 21:9 film recording, bokeh for portrait pictures, 120 frames per second sluggish movement, 4K video recording, HDR for pictures and low-light capabilities with ISO assist to 12,800. The Xperia 10 Plus does get one thing further, and that’s 2x optical zoom (solely supported in nonetheless pictures).

Both units have barely totally different rear sensors, though each telephones use the identical front-facing selfie digicam, that includes an 8MP 1/4.0-inch sensor (1.12μm pixel pitch) with F2.0 wide-angle (84 levels) lens.

On the rear, the Xperia 10 makes use of a mix of 13MP and 5MP twin cameras. The 13MP digicam makes use of a 1/3.0-inch sensor (1.12μm pixel pitch) with F2.0 wide-angle (76.4 levels) lens. The 5MP digicam makes use of a smaller 1/4.0-inch sensor (1.4m pixel pitch) with F2.4 wide-angle (87.9 levels) lens.

The Xperia 10 Plus makes use of a mix of 12MP and 8MP twin cameras on the rear. The 12MP digicam has a 1/2.8-inch Exmor RS sensor (1.25μm pixel pitch) with F1.75 wide-angle (76.3 levels) lens. The 8MP digicam has a 1/4.0-inch sensor (1.12μm pixel pitch) with F2.4 (44.6 diploma) lens.

It is sweet to see Sony return to the extra angular model of older telephones, resembling the OmniBalance design language. The tall skinny type issue may not go well with everybody, however they definitely look good. However, the skinny profile (c8.3mm) implies that Sony hasn’t used large batteries within the telephones – the Xperia 10 makes use of a 2870mah battery, whereas the Xperia 10 Plus makes use of a 3000mAh battery.

Side sense can be supported on each telephones – the primary time it’s supported in Sony’s mid-range. Other options embody assist for high-resolution audio with DSEE HX™ and LDAC – it’s additionally nice to see each mid-rangers proceed to assist the 3.5mm headphone jack. There can be assist for a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, FM Radio and USB Type-C (USB 2.0).

The Xperia 10 has dimensions of 156 x 68 x 8.4 mm and weighs 162 grams, whereas the bigger Xperia 10 Plus has dimensions of 167 x 73 x 8.3mm and weighs 180 grams.

The Xperia 10 and 10 Plus telephones are out there in the identical three colors (Navy, Black, Silver), however they every have their very own unique color (Pink for the Xperia 10; Gold for the Xperia 10 Plus). Both telephones are launching with Android 9 Pie, and are already on sale in sure areas. For instance, on the Sony Store Europe, the Xperia 10 is obtainable for £299/€349, whereas the Xperia 10 Plus is obtainable for £349/€429.

Xperia 10 colors

Xperia 10 Plus colors



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