Many of you out there are probably aware of the fact that Samsung’s flagships actually come in two distinct flavors: a U.S.-bound Snapdragon-powered one, and an international version with the company’s in-house Exynos chipset instead. This has been happening for a while now, thanks to Qualcomm’s strong grip on LTE patents stateside, and has often resulted in one version of the device being ever-so-slightly better than the other in certain use cases.
Officially available in the US since earlier this month, the Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra is already cheaper than it was at launch. Initially sold for $399.99 unlocked, the smartphone now costs $50 less, being offered by Best Buy for $349.99.
With its 6-inch 1080p display, the Xperia XA1 Ultra is one of the largest Android Nougat smartphones out there, so it’s not for everyone. But if you do need a big handset like this, the XA1 Ultra has some nice features for its price range, including an octa-core MediaTek Helio P20 processor, 4 GB of RAM, a 23 MP rear camera, and …
Tomorrow, July 25, HTC USA will start taking pre-orders for an upgraded version of its U11 flagship smartphone. We’re talking about an HTC U11 with 128 GB of internal memory (instead of the 64 GB that the current, regular model is offering).
The HTC U11 128 GB will cost $729 unlocked – that’s $80 more than the 64 GB version. We assume that the new model will be available in all the color variants that the 64 GB one comes in, including blue, silver, black, and red. It doesn’t look like the HTC U11 128 GB will feature 6 GB of RAM in the US, so we’re expecting …
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Sony Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra owners should feel a little more secure following the latest OTA update sent out to the 2017 mid-range duo. The firmware patch contains the Android security patch for the month of June and should bump the build number of the XA1 and XA1 Ultra to 40.0.A.5.66 and 42.0.A.3.30, respectively.
It’s interesting to note that the build number for the software is different to the patch that was live one week ago. If you happen to own a Xperia XA …
We reported to you less than two weeks ago about a new Android 7.0 Nougat update rolling out to the Xperia XA and Xperia XA Ultra. Well, it looks like the update is now on hold as Sony is trying to patch up a few things that caused some performance inconsistencies related to the OTA delivery system.
There’s nothing wrong with pulling a major update if there are issues that must be addressed, but we can’t help but wonder why it took Sony two weeks to reach the conclusion that the rollout must be put on hold temporarily. You can read Sony’s full statement below:
Although slower than other Android OEMs, Sony continues to push the long-awaited Android 7.0 Nougat update to many of its smartphones. Fans who own the Xperia XA Ultra will be pleased to know that their handsets are the next to get the update.
The Japanese company has kicked off the deployment of Android 7.0 Nougat to a couple of Xperia XA Ultra models like the F3211 and F3212. If you have some other variant, then you shouldn’t have to wait too long.
Not many details are known about the update, but you should be looking for the new firmware version 36.1.A.0.179. …
After a short hiatus, we’re back with yet another collection of beautiful, high-resolution wallpapers for your smartphones and tablets! All of the images that made our list have been hand-picked to ensure that they are both good-looking, as well as large and detailed enough to look sharp on even the most pixel-dense displays out there!
Sony is really trying to make a push this year. At MWC, the company unveiled four new smartphones, alongside its interactive projector – the Xperia Touch. And while some users around the globe are already enjoying three of the four handsets, two of them have yet to arrive in the US. Good news is that we now have official release dates for the new Sony products that have yet to make it to the US.
Sony confirmed that the Xperia XZ Premium will be available for pre-order on Amazon and Best Buy beginning June 12, 2017. The phone will be launching a week later, and starting …