Sony Xperia XZ1: Release date, news and features

Do you know that as per a recently confirmed leak the Sony Xperia XZ1 could just be a few weeks away? Well, the leak has shown off the upcoming device from various angles, clearly revealing the key specifications and features.

Here in this article we have covered everything we have heard so far from the leaks and rumours about the Sony Xperia XZ1.

News In Brief

  • What Is It? Sony’s upcoming flagship smartphone
  • When Will It Be Released? Sometime in September, 2017
  • How much will it cost? Approximately around £549sony-xperia-xz1

Sony Xperia XZ1 Release Date

Sometimes with phones, it can be hard to predict the release date, but it’s not a chore here. Since these smartphones are all set to be released at the IFA 2017, Sony will be introducing the Xperia X1 alongside its other new devices.

In terms of when the Xperia X1 will be out for sale, it is really difficult to predict that. However, the phone is expected to be released by the end of September. The device will be going on sale within 10 days of its announcement so that it could be the same for X1.

Sony Xperia XZ1 Price

The original Xperia X had initially launched with a price tag of £459 which we felt was too high. Sony would be very wise to launch the Xperia X1 at under £400 with some smartphones such as the OnePlus 5 offering great value for money. However, fans have to wait and see whether that’s the case.

Sony Xperia XZ1 Key Specifications

Now that you are aware of everything, it’s time for you to decide whether you want to opt for this smartphone!

Xperia X 2017

New Sony Xperia X 2017: Latest Rumours

If the latest buzz are to be believed, Sony’s flagship phone is about to get a second outing Sony Xperia X 2017. With the Sony Xperia X already a year old, a successor is due anytime soon. Since it’s not yet confirmed whether the new entrant is in the X range, all we can do is bring to you all the latest rumours.

Sony Xperia X 2017 In Brief

• What is this? The successor to Xperia X
• When will it be available? Sometime around this year
• How much will it cost? Probably an upper-mid range price


Sony Xperia X 2017: Features Screen
• A 5 or 5.5-inch screen
• A 1080p or QHD resolution

Though there have been no real hints about its design, it is expected to be the continuation of Sony’s usual boxy design language, along with a metal back- like what the original Xperia X has. However, it can even be inspired by the frosted back of the Sony Xperia XZs or the mirrored rear on the Xperia XZ Premium.
This new device may even be water-resistant like some of the other Sony handsets like that of Xperia XZs. However, since the Xperia X isn’t, it’s better to wait till official reports. Experts suggest that it could either be metal or glass, since Sony has used both of these in the last year.

• A 16MP front-facing  camera
• A 23MP rear camera

Since Xperia X has got 2620mAh, the next flagship could be similar. However, users can be assured of anything that it will be a fast charging one. OS And Power

• A Snapdragon 835 or 653 chipset
• RAM- 4GB or 6GB

Other Features
The flagship phone will have a fingerprint scanner like that of its predecessor.

Sony Xperia 2017: Price
Since Sony Xperia X was launched for £450, it is expected that the upcoming device will have an upper mid-range price.
Now that you know everything about the upcoming Xperia phone, it’s time to think whether you should wait for it!

Many first-evers for smartphones – Go for Sony Xperia XZ Premium

Taking the wraps off a new smartphone, Sony is calling its new launch as Sony Xperia XZ Premium. It has been reported that Sony has taken on the iPhone 7.

On 27th February, 2017, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Sony has unveiled their latest flagship.

This Japanese firm’s latest handset is loaded with a lot of ‘world’s firts’ and looks to take charge on the new Apples’s latest iPhone 7. With each of its new launches, Sony can never be blamed for trying out something new.xz-minInfact, with the 2015 flagship Xperia Z5 Premium, it is the first ever to exhibit a 4K resolution display on a smartphone and it features the first ever memory-stacked image sensor, a brand new 19 MP camera sensor, that will be capable of capturing higher quality slow motion videos at 960fps. Such recording speeds have been achieved by professional video equipment’s only.

All this is possible because of the phone’s super-fast Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, which is even competent of Cat 16 LTE download speeds of 1GB per second. This also means that we can fill up the plentiful 64GB internal storage in a minute or little more of downloading.

Some of the Sony’s innovations have been a half heated attempts, but this Xperia XZ Premium will be a different story. All of these attributes has made the Xperia XZ Premium the best phone unveiled at MWC 2017. It is just not measly upgraded but it is completely an interesting story all together. No doubt, it has every potential to create innovative standards for mobile imaging and display; hence being a story of many first-evers for smartphones.

But yea, although the creation comes with a long list of world’s first class features, the handset’s success will partly depend on its price, which the Sony company has yet to reveal.


Sony Xperia E5 goes official with 5-inch 720p display

Sony has come up with its best and latest device known as Sony xperia E5. The device is fantastic. It has 16 GB of memory space accompanied with 13 megapixels cameras with autofocus. The device is light in weight and easy to use. The best part is that it has two days battery life as well.

Xperia X5 has beautiful camera. It brings out best pictures. The device has a front camera of 13 megapixels accompanied with auto scene recognition. It actually adjusts the camera settings according to the surroundings. It even makes out the best shot that suits you. On the other side the selfie shooter is of 5 megapixels. It makes sure that that sharp and stunning selfies comes out of the device. Sony is so tech savvy that it has even made sharing of beautiful moments an easy task . With new sharing shortcut user can send pictures to those who matter most in a single

The device has a latest operating system which really makes it fast and let the user to make use of all the latest features and applications as well. The device even has the best and the fastest quad core 1.3 GHz Cortex A53. It really boosts the speed of the device and makes it fast. User will experience un interrupted browsing experience. The best part is that the device has a 1.5 GB RAM which again boost the speed of the device. If you really want to enjoy the fast device, then Sony Xperia E5 is meant for you.

Sony Xperia E5 has all the latest and techno savvy features. It really makes it easy for the user to use the device. The device has sharp and superb camera which brings out the best images with so much of memory space which make the user to save the data without any hassle. Moreover, the device has scratch resistant glass on the top which make the device durable. Xperia E5, Nice and the best device by Sony.


Sony Xperia Z5 getting updated to Android Marshmallow

Sony had plans to update only a few of its phones to the latest Android Marshmallow OS. Recently, it updated the Xperia C4, C5 Ultra phones to the Marshmallow software. These phones were never expected to receive the software update but then enjoyed the privilege of receiving it. The company is working hard to update its entire Xperia Z5 series to the Android 6.0 and now they have finally released it.


As per the latest reports, Sony’s Xperia Z5 handset is receiving the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update Over-the-Air (OTA). The reports reveal that the Xperia Z5 Compact and Xperia Z5 Premium handsets will soon receive the update, is have not yet already received it over-ther-air.

It is reported that the first country to receive this update is Turkey, but it’s expected to come to some more markets anytime. Yesterday, the Japanese giant confirmed that Sony Xperia M4 Aqua will also get the Marshmallow update. Also, some concept Marshmallow builds are available for the series Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact.


Sony Xperia C6 render shows bezel-less display

A tech leaker on Twitter has now released a high quality render showing the upcoming Xperia C6 smartphone of Sony. According to this newly released render, the yet unannounced Xperia C6 will look like the Xperia C5 Ultra handset of the Sony, which was introduced in the mid of 2015.
Just like the C5 Ultra from the Korean giant, the upcoming Sony Xperia C6 will also get a near bezel-less display. It is expected that the new bezel-less display will help this phone to stand out against the crowd. A new render of the Xperia C6 handset was released by @OnLeaks, revealing that the image is constructed based on the factory schematics of this smartphone.

Leak Sony Xperia C6
Currently, there is not much information available about this handset but it is revealed from the rumors that this smartphone will come powered by an octa-core processor. There is a MediaTek Helio P10 chipset under the hood, which is clocked at 2 GHz speed. According to the rumors, this upcoming phone from Sony will get a display between 5 to 6 inches with 1080 pixels resolution.
Sony might announce its new Xperia C6 at the MWC event in 2016, which will take place on 22nd Feb in Barcelona. Several other manufacturers are also expected to make some major announcements at the event.


Sony Xperia M5 now available for pre-order in UK

Just a few days back, we received the information that Sony is looking forward to release its Xperia M5 handset to Europe. Then, the only countries where the phone was released by the Japanese giant were Poland and Netherlands. Now, there are some reports that the phone can also be pre-ordered in UK as well.
Carphone Warehouse has started taking the pre-orders of Xperia M5 phone in UK, with an expected delivery for 8th February. Also, the retailer says that it has exclusivity on the gold color of this handset. So, you will not be able to buy this handset in gold color from anywhere else in UK.


Currently, you can’t pre-order the pre-orders of Xperia M5 in SIM-free or Pay as you go but you can only pick up a new Xperia phone as a contract with the operator. If you choose the contract plan, then the M5 will comes to you free with plans starting at £22 per month.

You can get the cheapest option from Vodafone, which brings you 500 minutes, unlimited text, 500 MB of 4G data each month. But if you need more than this, you are always welcome to pick up different plans all the way to the one which gets you unlimited talk, text and 10GB data. This plans comes to you at £36 per month at Vodafone and £32 at P2 and £44.99 at EE.

Sony’s Xperia M5 smartphone is packed with a 5 inch Touchscreen display with 1080 pixels resolution. There is a 21MP rear snapper with LED flash for better quality pictures in low light conditions. The front facing camera has 13MP count for clicking selfie pictures.

Sony’s phone is powered by MediaTek Helio X10 chipset, an octa core processor with 2GHz clock speed and Cortex A53 architecture. There is an internal storage of 16GB which can further be expanded with microSD card slot and 3GB RAM for faster processing. The phone has a 2,600 mAh battery and 4G connectivity. The Xperia phone runs on the Android 5.0 Lollipop.


Sony Xperia M5 will be launched in Europe in January

Sony announced its Xperia M5 phone back in August 2015 but the phone is yet to be rolled out in Europe. Now, there are reports that the Japanese giant might launch its mid-range handset in Europe the coming month. As pre reports, the official page of Sony for its Xperia M5 smartphone is now live. Sony Poland and Netherland websites are showing this phone on their page.

The phone is also available for pre-order from T-Mobile for €439.95 for the SIM-free model which is shipping on 2nd February. This price will bring you a 5 inch IPS display with 1080 pixels resolution. It is powered by an octa core processor with MediaTek Helio X10 chipset and 2GHz clock speed. There is an internal storage of 16GB and 3GB RAM for faster processing speed.
Sony has provided it with a 2,600 mAh battery and there is a 21.5 MP rear snapper with an Exmor RS sensor boasting 0.25 second Hybrid Autofocus.


Sony Xperia C5 Ultra receiving Android 5.1 Lollipop update

Recently, we got Android 5.1 Lollipop from Sony for the Xperia C4 phone. However, this was quite unexpected as the Japanese giant previously said that this device will never be updated to Android Lollipop. Sony also released a list of devices that will not get Android 5.1 update but will be directly upgraded to the Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Today, there are reports that a new handset from the manufacturer will also get the exact same treatment. The Xperia C5 Ultra from the maker was supposed to get upgraded to the Android 6.0 Marshmallow soon. But the phone is receiving Android 5.1 Lollipop instead.

It is revealed that this new release is being to all the variants of the Xperia C5 Ultra regardless of the regions where they are being sold. When it comes to the model numbers, the update is expected to come for the handsets with these model numbers. The single SIM phones with model numbers E5553 and E5506 will receive this update while on the other hand the dual SIM phones with model numbers E5533 and E5563 will receive this update.

Because this is a staged rollout, so you will have to wait some more before this update hits every device available. If you have a single SIM Xperia C5 Ultra the once you apple for the update you will be on the build number 29.1.A.0.87 while on the other hand the Xperia C5 Ultra Dual will be on build number 29.1.B.0.87.


Sony Xperia C4 gets Android 5.1 Update

We know that Sony’s Xperia C4 was supposed to jump straight to the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update but the recent reports reveal that the phone is now updated to Android 5.1 software. Sony confirmed in October last year that it will not bring the Android 5.1 update to six of its devices. Instead, these smartphones were supposed to jump directly to the latest Android Marshmallow.

The Xperia C4 of the Japanese giant was also on the list, so we were expecting to receive the Android 6.0 update for this handset soon. But now the reports reveal that this handset is receiving the Android 5.1 Lollipop update.

There is an update available for the C4 device from Sony along with the Xperia C4 Dual but it is not the latest Android version. Instead, the company has now rolled out the Android 5.1 Lollipop which though is a version which should not have been received by both these handsets. Anyways, there is a new update for the phone, even if it’s not the expected Android Marshmallow but it’s an upgrade from the older version atleast.

Currently, the roll out is underway for the remaining five phones from the six that were mentioned in the list of Sony. As per report, the E5343 is currently being excluded from the list. Of course, the update can be downloaded as an over-the-air version in the next few days. After you install this new software, you will be on the build number 27.2.A.0.155 if you are using the Xperia C4 device, and the build number for C4 Dual is 27.2.B.0.155.