A couple of weeks ago, we told you about a new Sony tablet that showed up at the FCC. Now the specs leaked for what could be the same tablet, the Xperia Z2. According to @evleaks, it will have a 10.1-inch (1920 x 1200) Triluminos display, a 2.3GHz quad-core processor (most likely a Snapdragon), 3GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, microSD slot for expanded storage, 8MP rear camera, 2MP front-facing camera, 6,000mAh battery, and Android 4.4 KitKat. It’s also supposed to be only 6.4mm thick and waterproof.
Now the tablet we saw at the FCC has a different model number, TM-0043-BV vs SD800 for this leak. Sony might have different model numbers for different regions so they still could very well be the same tablet. I doubt Sony is readying a second tablet.
Earlier this week, a photo of the unannounced Sony Xperia G alongside with the Xperia Z1 surfaced on Twitter. However, this time, ViziLeaks took it to twitter yesterday to post an image of what appears to be the rear of the Xperia G as well as its specifications. The handset on the top appears to be the Xperia Z1.
According to the tweet, the Xperia G sports a 4.8 inch display, 1GB of RAM, 8GB internal storage, LTE connectivity with an 8MP rear camera which is situated in the center of the rear case. The tweet also mentions that it doesn’t have an IP rating so it means that the device might not be waterproof.
Sony might unveil the Xperia G at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) set to take place in Barcelona on February 24.
Pictures of the yet-to-be released Sony D6503 “Sirius” have surfaced. These photos show of the device in both black and white. In a side-by-side picture with the Xperia Z and Xperia Z1, we can see that Sirius will be the biggest of the bunch. With the Z and Z1 packing a 5-inch display, the rumored 5.2-inch screen isn’t that much bigger.
According to the leak, the phone will come without a logo on the shatterproof protector and will arrive in April. That being said chances are we’ll see it at MWC at the end of the month, as current rumors suggest.
source: Xperia Blog
We have seen a number of Sony D6503 ‘Sirius’, otherwise known as the Xperia Z2 leaks, but so far we haven’t seen any videos of the device in action until now. A video was recently leaked showing a tour of the device, as well as Sony‘s KitKat skin. We can see an unlock effect at the start of the video as well, as well as a look at the Walkman lock screen, which allows for easy control of your music. Hit the break to see the video for yourself!
The folks over at Xperia Blog have been notified that Sony will be holding its press conference in just under two weeks at Mobile World Congress. On February 24 at 8:30 CET (or 2:30am EST), Sony will take the stage. Later that day, Samsung is slated to announce the inevitable Galaxy S 5. But Sony will no doubt earn some of the spotlight as the Sony ‘Sirius’ (D6503) will likely be announced along with plans to be carried on various networks.
Are you excited for what Sony has to offer?
Source: Xperia Blog
As we get closer to MWC 2014 and the likely release of the Sony “Sirius” device as the Sony Xperia Z2, we have some new images that reveal some of the camera functions on the new device. Perhaps of greatest interest to many, even if usefulness may be limited until the market matures, is the presence of 4K video recording. XDA member iRimas, who has the device, grabbed the screenshots showing some of the settings for 4K video and some other features. Read more
Sony has a lot going on right now and there are a lot of rumors surrounding them, but with the recent release of their Q3 2013 results we should be able to learn a bit more about what lies ahead for the company. Sony enjoyed a 44.8% increase in sales in the Mobile Products and Communication division, with the total sales coming to $4.396 billion. It also managed to have an operating loss reduced by $120 million.
The success in the mobile division is mostly due to a “significant increase” in smartphone sales, and comes despite being put together with the Sony PC business.
A recent update to Sony‘s Gallery app began rolling out to Xperia phones today, bringing the app to version 5.4.A.0.12. While the app does include a couple performance improvements and improvements for PlayMemories, there is something a little more interesting about the update. Interestingly enough, the new update adds “updates for Android 4.4/KitKat” to the changelog.
What’s interesting about that is the fact that Sony currently doesn’t have any Xperia phones running Android 4.4, meaning that an update for Xperia phones to the new operating system could be coming soon. The new app also supports KitKat’s immersive mode for fullscreen.
Source: Android Central
Sony’s newest entry into the Xperia lineup, the Xperia Z1 Compact, is apparently having some issues with the camera flash in low light situations. According to users on Android-Hlife and the Sony Mobile forums, taking pictures at night outside or in dimly lit areas when using the flash causes light bleeding, which distorts the pictures. Basically, it looks like the light emitted from the flash on the back of the phone is refracted back onto the lens, causing some pretty washed out images.
The issue is looking like its more prevalent on the pink and lime models compared to the black and white, which is pretty odd. Hopefully it’s something that Sony can get worked out through a software update, but camera problems can be pretty tricky. Read more
For every phone, there comes a time that support diminishes. Sony made it clear today that that time has come for twelve of their devices that fall outside the 18-month update window that Google and Android have put in place. The complete list:
- Xperia arc S
- Xperia S
- Xperia SL
- Xperia ion
- Xperia acro S
- Xperia go
- Xperia P
- Xperia J
- Xperia micro
- Xperia sola
- Xperia tipo
- Xperia U
Source: Xperia Blog