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  • Netflix has added support for HDR streaming on the Sony Xperia XZ Premium. The device has now been listed on Netflix support page for HD enabled mobile devices, alongside LG G6. The Xperia XZ Premium was launched earlier this year with a 4K HDR display. At launch, it only had support for Amazon Prime Video HDR support but Netflix support was absent. That is, until now. The XZ Premium is the only mobile device on the market now that has HDR support on both services as all the other devices only support one or the other. The LG G6 was previously the only mobile device with HDR support for Netflix. The G6 is actually compatible with Dolby Vision and not the standard HDR-10 content that the XZ Premium, although the difference on these mobile devices is really negligible. We are not sure if Netflix is also serving the UHD version along with HDR on the XZ Premium like Amazon. The G6 only has a 1080p stream with Dolby Vision. We don't have a device right now to confirm and Netflix has..

    Netflix adds support for HDR on Sony Xperia XZ Premium

    Netflix has added support for HDR streaming on the Sony Xperia XZ Premium. The device has now been listed on Netflix support page for HD enabled mobile devices, alongside LG G6. The Xperia XZ Premium was launched earlier this year with a 4K HDR display. At launch, it only had support for Amazon Prime Video HDR support but Netflix support was absent. That is, until now. The XZ Premium is the only mobile device on the market now that has HDR support on both services as all the other devices only support one or the other. The LG G6 was previously the only mobile device with HDR support for Netflix. The G6 is actually compatible with Dolby Vision and not the standard HDR-10 content that the XZ Premium, although the difference on these mobile devices is really negligible. We are not sure if Netflix is also serving the UHD version along with HDR on the XZ Premium like Amazon. The G6 only has a 1080p stream with Dolby Vision. We don't have a device right now to confirm and Netflix has..
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  • For a brief moment at the beginning of 2017, we all though HDR screens would be the next big smartphone marketing buzzword, promising the everyday consumer a future of vivid, magical colors previously unseen on a mobile screen, and so on. But while the feature itself is great and the list of phones ..

    The Sony Xperia XZ Premium is now the second phone to support Netflix HDR content

    For a brief moment at the beginning of 2017, we all though HDR screens would be the next big smartphone marketing buzzword, promising the everyday consumer a future of vivid, magical colors previously unseen on a mobile screen, and so on. But while the feature itself is great and the list of phones ..
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  • A new Sony smartphone has surfaced on Geekbench. Listed as Sony G8441, the device is powered by Snapdragon 835 SoC, packs in 4GB RAM, and runs Android 8.0. The handset was also spotted in a AnTuTu listing a few weeks ago, revealing 32GB storage, 720p display resolution, and 8MP/8MP camera combo. Now, the Xperia XZ1 also features Snapdragon 835 SoC and 4GB RAM, but has a Full HD resolution (display size is 5.2-inch). Moreover, it is identified as G8341, so the G8441 is likely a different device. Digging deeper, a rumor from May this year said the Xperia XZ1 Compact will also be powered by Snapdragon 835 SoC and come with 4GB RAM. Just that it'll have a smaller display: 4.6-inch. So it's highly likely that the G8441 is the Xperia XZ1 Compact. The device is said to pack in a 2,800mAh battery. Via

    Sony G8441 spotted in benchmark listings, likely the Xperia XZ1 Compact

    A new Sony smartphone has surfaced on Geekbench. Listed as Sony G8441, the device is powered by Snapdragon 835 SoC, packs in 4GB RAM, and runs Android 8.0. The handset was also spotted in a AnTuTu listing a few weeks ago, revealing 32GB storage, 720p display resolution, and 8MP/8MP camera combo. Now, the Xperia XZ1 also features Snapdragon 835 SoC and 4GB RAM, but has a Full HD resolution (display size is 5.2-inch). Moreover, it is identified as G8341, so the G8441 is likely a different device. Digging deeper, a rumor from May this year said the Xperia XZ1 Compact will also be powered by Snapdragon 835 SoC and come with 4GB RAM. Just that it'll have a smaller display: 4.6-inch. So it's highly likely that the G8441 is the Xperia XZ1 Compact. The device is said to pack in a 2,800mAh battery. Via
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  • A new Sony smartphone has surfaced on Geekbench. Listed as Sony G8441, the device is powered by Snapdragon 835 SoC, packs in 4GB RAM, and runs Android 8.0. The handset was also spotted in a AnTuTu listing a few weeks ago, revealing 32GB storage, 720p display resolution, and 8MP/8MP camera combo. Now, the Xperia XZ1 also features Snapdragon 835 SoC and 4GB RAM, but has a Full HD resolution (display size is 5.2-inch). Moreover, it is identified as G8341, so the G8441 is likely a different device. Digging deeper, a rumor from May this year said the Xperia XZ1 Compact will also be powered by Snapdragon 835 SoC and come with 4GB RAM. Just that it'll have a smaller display: 4.6-inch. So it's highly likely that the G8441 is the Xperia XZ1 Compact. The device is said to pack in a 2,800mAh battery. Via

    Sony G8441 spotted in benchmark listings, could well be Xperia Z1 Compact

    A new Sony smartphone has surfaced on Geekbench. Listed as Sony G8441, the device is powered by Snapdragon 835 SoC, packs in 4GB RAM, and runs Android 8.0. The handset was also spotted in a AnTuTu listing a few weeks ago, revealing 32GB storage, 720p display resolution, and 8MP/8MP camera combo. Now, the Xperia XZ1 also features Snapdragon 835 SoC and 4GB RAM, but has a Full HD resolution (display size is 5.2-inch). Moreover, it is identified as G8341, so the G8441 is likely a different device. Digging deeper, a rumor from May this year said the Xperia XZ1 Compact will also be powered by Snapdragon 835 SoC and come with 4GB RAM. Just that it'll have a smaller display: 4.6-inch. So it's highly likely that the G8441 is the Xperia XZ1 Compact. The device is said to pack in a 2,800mAh battery. Via
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  • With Android O being just around the corner, it's only normal for us to hear more and more tidbits of info pertaining to what Android devices will be getting this next essential upgrade to Google's mobile OS.According to some recently-released information, nine Sony Xperia devices will ha..

    Here’s what Sony Xperia devices will likely get updated to Android O

    With Android O being just around the corner, it's only normal for us to hear more and more tidbits of info pertaining to what Android devices will be getting this next essential upgrade to Google's mobile OS.According to some recently-released information, nine Sony Xperia devices will ha..
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  • Yesterday we told you about some issues with the latest update for the Xperia Z5, Xperia Z3+ and the Xperia Z4 Tablet. Their devices were sluggish, and problems like high temperatures crashes and reboots appeared. Sony acknowledged the problem and has already issued a fix. The official statement from Sony reads: Sony Mobile is committed to providing the highest standard of product quality and customer service for all of our products. A software update (version 4.7.B.1.3) has been released for the Movie Creator application, available in Google Play, which fixes a performance issue affecting some Xperia customers. Customers are recommended to update the application and restart their device. As always, customers who have any concerns regarding the performance of their Xperia device may contact their local customer service.So there you have it - if you happen to own one of the affected devices and have seen some of these issues, head to the Play Store and install the update. Let us kno..

    Sony issues a fix for Xperia Z5 performance issues

    Yesterday we told you about some issues with the latest update for the Xperia Z5, Xperia Z3+ and the Xperia Z4 Tablet. Their devices were sluggish, and problems like high temperatures crashes and reboots appeared. Sony acknowledged the problem and has already issued a fix. The official statement from Sony reads: Sony Mobile is committed to providing the highest standard of product quality and customer service for all of our products. A software update (version 4.7.B.1.3) has been released for the Movie Creator application, available in Google Play, which fixes a performance issue affecting some Xperia customers. Customers are recommended to update the application and restart their device. As always, customers who have any concerns regarding the performance of their Xperia device may contact their local customer service.So there you have it - if you happen to own one of the affected devices and have seen some of these issues, head to the Play Store and install the update. Let us kno..
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  • The Android 7.1.1 update for the Sony Xperia Z5, Z3+ and Z4 Tablet started rolling out towards the end of June this year, bringing new features and improvements. However, it looks like the update has some major issues for at least a few of its early adopters. Affected users say they are observing sluggish performance ever since the update was installed. Problems like high temperatures, crashes, and reboots have been reported. If you're also facing such problems on your device, you can try disabling the Movie Creator app, then booting into the Safe Mode (power menu -> press and hold restart), and finally rebooting as normal, as this has fixed the issue for some. Sony is yet to issue a statement on the matter. Via

    Users reporting performance issues with Xperia Z5 series Android 7.1.1 update

    The Android 7.1.1 update for the Sony Xperia Z5, Z3+ and Z4 Tablet started rolling out towards the end of June this year, bringing new features and improvements. However, it looks like the update has some major issues for at least a few of its early adopters. Affected users say they are observing sluggish performance ever since the update was installed. Problems like high temperatures, crashes, and reboots have been reported. If you're also facing such problems on your device, you can try disabling the Movie Creator app, then booting into the Safe Mode (power menu -> press and hold restart), and finally rebooting as normal, as this has fixed the issue for some. Sony is yet to issue a statement on the matter. Via
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  • 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 t..

    Deal: Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra is already $50 cheaper in the US

    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 t..
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  • Sony's next lineup of Xperia smartphones is expected to be revealed in late August or early September at IFA 2017 trade fair. Two of these new devices are supposedly called Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ1 Compact.For the time being, they are known as Sony G8341 and G8441. The former is believed to b..

    Sony Xperia XZ1 (Sony G8341) spotted in benchmark with Snapdragon 835 CPU, 4GB RAM

    Sony's next lineup of Xperia smartphones is expected to be revealed in late August or early September at IFA 2017 trade fair. Two of these new devices are supposedly called Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ1 Compact.For the time being, they are known as Sony G8341 and G8441. The former is believed to b..
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  • The Sony G8341 was spotted again, this time in Geekbench scores. The benchmark confirms the suspected Snapdragon 835 chipset and 4GB of RAM, though it only showed Android 7.1 Nougat. Other leaks about this phone – supposedly the Xperia XZ1 – suggested it will run Android O instead. Considering that Google is still tinkering with the OS, we wouldn’t jump to any conclusions yet.Sony G8341/SO-01K (Xperia XZ1) on Geekbench Additional leaked specs include a 5.2” 1080p screen and a price tag of $860/€760. The phone has another code name, SO-01K (for Japan) and we’d like to point out that the Xperia XZ was the SO-1J, so this is clearly the successor. By the way, there’s another phone – G8441 – which is expected to be the Xperia XZ1 Compact with a 4.7” 720p screen as is the tradition. We’ll keep our eyes peeled for these and other Xperias at the upcoming IFA. Thanks for the tip, Anvin! Via

    Sony Xperia XZ1 (G8341) goes through Geekbench, leaves Snapdragon 835 footprints

    The Sony G8341 was spotted again, this time in Geekbench scores. The benchmark confirms the suspected Snapdragon 835 chipset and 4GB of RAM, though it only showed Android 7.1 Nougat. Other leaks about this phone – supposedly the Xperia XZ1 – suggested it will run Android O instead. Considering that Google is still tinkering with the OS, we wouldn’t jump to any conclusions yet.Sony G8341/SO-01K (Xperia XZ1) on Geekbench Additional leaked specs include a 5.2” 1080p screen and a price tag of $860/€760. The phone has another code name, SO-01K (for Japan) and we’d like to point out that the Xperia XZ was the SO-1J, so this is clearly the successor. By the way, there’s another phone – G8441 – which is expected to be the Xperia XZ1 Compact with a 4.7” 720p screen as is the tradition. We’ll keep our eyes peeled for these and other Xperias at the upcoming IFA. Thanks for the tip, Anvin! Via
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