Sony Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact specs and price info leaked out

Two of Sony’s high-end smartphones will be much less expensive than Samsung’s upcoming flagships, the Galaxy S9 and S9+, at least according to a new report coming from Sweden.

The most expensive of the two Sony upcoming handsets, the Xperia XZ2 is said to boast a large 5.7-inch display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 coating and 18:9 aspect ratio. As expected, the phone will be equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, 4GB RAM and 64GB internal memory.

The slightly cheaper and much smaller model, the Xperia XZ2 Compact has a similar hardware under the chassis, but a 5-inch display …


Sony may announce three Snapdragon 660-powered Xperia phones at MWC 2018

We’re a little bit more than two weeks away from Sony’s MWC 2018 press conference, but news about the Japanese company’s upcoming Xperia phones have already made headlines in the last couple of months.

A lot of Sony fans are probably interested to see what the next Xperia flagship looks like, but more will buy the company’s mid-range smartphones. In that regard, it’s worth noting that Sony is readying not one, but three Xperia handsets that can easily go as mid-tier phones.

We only know them by their model numbers since this is how they have been listed at Geekbench, the popular benchmarking …

Sony teases new curved design for upcoming phones

Sony is expected to launch a brand new phone in just about a week and the company has now teased that the device will come with a new design.

While Sony is one of the most prolific Android phone makers – it launched a new high-end phone every six months or so – its design has remained relatively unchanged. The rectangular looks and blocky design of its devices is actually one thing that makes a Sony phone easy to recognize among all others.
This new phone – likely to be called the Xperia XZ2 – seems to have a curved back, an important ergonomic feature …

Sony decides to change its flagship's design at the last minute

Sony is expected to unveil a new flagship later this month at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018, but that’s not the most important news about the Japanese company. It appears that the handset maker had a change of heart concerning the design of its upcoming top-tier smartphone and decided to make some changes.

In a letter to FCC (Federal Communications Commission), Sony Mobile requested that one of its grants be dismissed. According to the Japanese company, the reason for dismissal is “design change.” So, since the device that was granted FCC approval hasn’t been sold or marketed anywhere, …

Deal: Buy a Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra, get water-resistant headphones for free

At the end of January, Sony announced that its two new Xperia XA2 phones would be officially launched in the US on February 16. However, Focus Camera, one of Sony’s authorized dealers, is already selling the Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra (the largest among the two handsets), and it’s even offering a nice gift alongside it. 
If you’re buying your XA2 Ultra from Focus Camera, you’ll be receiving a free pair of Sony MDR-XB510AS in-ear headphones. Normally priced at $59, these headphones feature extra bass, and are water-resistant – which means you can wear them when working …

Sony H8266 appears again on a different benchmark site with SD-845, 18:9 aspect ratio and 4GB RAM

Back in December, we told you about a Sony handset with the model number of H8266. The phone appeared on the Geekbench benchmark site, powered by the Snapdragon 845 chipset. 4GB of RAM was inside and Android 8.0 was pre-installed. Today, the very same model number surfaced on a handset that was run through AnTuTu’s benchmark test. The specs listed match the ones revealed back in December.

That means the Sony H8266 was once again seen carrying Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 845 mobile platform, with an octa-core CPU, the Adreno 630 GPU and Android 8.0 pre-installed. According to the benchmark …

Deal: Buy a Sony Xperia XZ Premium (with 4K screen) for just $479.99

Launched in the US back in June as one of Sony’s most expensive smartphones to date (at $799), the Xperia XZ Premium can now be bought for less than $500. Retailer B&H is currently selling the Luminous Chrome version of the Sony Xperia XZ Premium for $479.99 – after a $100 instant discount and an extra $120 coupon discount (visible when you’re adding the phone to your shopping cart). This deal is valid only until tomorrow, February 13, at 11:59 pm ET.
Meanwhile, other color versions of the Xperia XZ Premium (including black, pink, and red) are available for $599. …

Sony Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra Review


Looking at sales, Sony hasn’t been tremendously successful in the smartphone business, yet it’s one of the few major players to remain consistent with its devices, and this has to count for something. The Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra are two of the latest well-rounded, mid-range phones that Sony has in tow for the US market. Both come with the promises of long battery life and spectacular camera performance, and no less importantly, they’re among the first Xperia handsets to have functional fingerprint scanners on board – a feature that has been missing from US-bound Sony phones until now. But …

The official Carnival Theme for Sony Xperia smartphones now up for download

If you’re an Xperia smartphone (or tablet) user, Sony Mobile has another surprise for you. In celebration of the Rio Janeiro Carnival happening in Brazil as we speak, the Japanese handset maker released a new Xperia Theme for the event.

Dubbed Xperia Carnival Theme, the asset is now available for download from Google Play Store. It requires Android 5.0 and above, as well as an Xperia device as well (obviously). You’ll notice that many of the visual aspects of your Xperia handset will change once you install the theme, including the lockscreen, status bar, folder icon, action bar and wallpaper.

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A mysterious Sony Xperia XZ2 is reportedly launching "soon"

Sony will be hosting a press event later this month at MWC 2018, and we’re expecting the company to announce an Xperia XZ Pro then. But this is probably not the only new handset that the company is getting ready to unveil come late February. 
According to a tweet sent out by Three Ireland (one of the main Irish mobile operators), a mysterious Sony Xperia XZ2 is “coming soon.” The tweet was sent on February 2, but it’s been deleted – this likely means the folks at Three Ireland realized the Xperia XZ2 is an unannounced phone that shouldn’t have been mentioned.  …