Turn yourself into a Christmas Tree with Xperia!

Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, Xperia has a fabulous, brand new Christmas treat for you to enjoy! Holiday stickers are now available on 3D Creator, meaning you can turn yourself into Father Christmas, a Christmas tree, a reindeer, snowman and even a cake. To get into the festive spirit, scan your face or head, select the Happy Holidays 3D sticker from the list and download. As 3D Creator users will know, you can share your avatar creations with friends and family on social media and even interact with your surroundings through the magic of Augmented Reality. And with these ... Read more

Android 9 Pie is here and it’s the tastiest update yet

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Last month we brought you the exciting news that Android™ 9 Pie1 was rolling out sooner than expected across multiple Xperia devices. Now the update has landed on all applicable Xperia devices, we wanted to tell you exactly what’s been added and how it’s going to make your experience that much more personal and enjoyable. From battery hacks, to new shortcuts, read on to find out the top new Android 9 Pie updates for your Xperia device. Getting personal Android 9 Pie has been designed with you in mind. Using machine learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology, your device gets ... Read more

SECOM says ‘hello’ to Xperia Hello!

Home security is important to all of us, so it’s nice to know that you can get a little extra help to keep your house and belongings as safe as possible. Since launching in Japan in 2017, the Xperia Hello! has been helping people with its voice command controls – almost as though it’s part of the family! What’s more, Xperia Hello! is able to differentiate between the faces of each person in the household by using face recognition technology to offer a personalised experience, helping you keep a watchful eye on your home and family no matter where you ... Read more

Press releases

Sony’s new Xperia XZ3 flagship smartphone brings you a seamless design for an immersive viewing experience

Sony Mobile Communications (“Sony Mobile”) continues its evolution in Xperia™ engineering and design with the announcement of its latest flagship, the Xperia XZ3, powered by the best of Sony’s expertise across TV, audio, imaging and gaming, in a sleek modern design. “Our new XZ3 flagship smartphone is not just beautiful to look at, but it’s packed with Sony’s cutting-edge audio and visual technologies, letting you enjoy high quality content just as the creators intended, for a truly immersive entertainment experience in the palm of your hand.” said Hideyuki Furumi, Executive Deputy President, Head of Sales Marketing, Sony Mobile Communications. The ... Read more

New Xperia XA2 Plus features a gorgeous 18:9 display and Sony’s Hi-Res Audio technology

London, 11th July 2018, Sony Mobile Communications (“Sony Mobile”) today announced Xperia XA2 Plus – further expanding its portfolio of entertainment-focused super mid-range smartphones. “Our super mid-range line inherits everything we love about the Sony innovations at the premium end of our portfolio” said Hideyuki Furumi, Executive Deputy President at Sony Mobile Communications. “Xperia XA2 Plus further improves on that with a reimagined 18:9 display, Sony’s Hi-Res Audio and powerful camera technology, to offer a unique content consumption and creation device for consumers at this section of the market.” Enjoy your favourite entertainment with a 6” Full HD+ 18:9 display ... Read more

Mobile industry works together to deliver complete 5G system standard on time

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La Jolla, USA, 20:18PDT, June 13th, 2018 – 3GPP TSG #80 Plenary Meeting has approved the completion of the standalone (SA) Release 15 5G specifications. After the release of the 5G NR specifications for non-standalone (NSA) operation in Dec. 2017, another essential step of standardization of 5G has been successfully completed. Now, the whole industry is taking the final sprint towards 5G commercialization. The completion of SA specifications which complements the NSA specifications, not only gives 5G NR the ability of independent deployment, but also brings a brand new end-to-end network architecture, making 5G a facilitator and an acceleratorduring the ... Read more

Special features

The Best of Sony: How Sony’s technology innovations combined to create Xperia XZ3

Years of hard work goes into creating each new Xperia smartphone, but the XZ3’s advanced specs and technological advancements also came about through collaborations across Sony. Whether it’s the OLED display that means content looks better on the XZ3 than on any other smartphone, or the Motion EyeTM camera that packs so much incredible technology into a tiny device, the creation of the XZ3 embraced decades of combined experience. Take a look at our handy infographic below to learn about the origins of the technologies in your Xperia XZ3, and let us know your favourite feature in the comments below!

How to take amazing Pumpkin photos on your smartphone this Halloween

It’s a well-known fact that Xperia smartphones take scarily good low light photography and video, and there’s no better excuse to take some incredible night-time snaps than Halloween. Whether your scene is lit with ambient light, candle light or even spooky pumpkin light, the XZ2 Premium lets you take amazing pictures that will see you racking up the Instagram likes this Halloween. Thanks to its Motion EyeTM camera that captures more than the human eye can see, it’s the perfect device for all your Halloween photo needs. We put the XZ2 Premium to the test, taking our own pumpkin pictures ... Read more

Picture This: The short film festival with an eye on the future

The future. Are you an optimist, or a pessimist? If you’re the type of person that thinks of bright blue skies and rolling green fields, with technology and nature working in harmony, then “Picture This”– a global short film contest with sustainability at its heart – is for you. The latest Xperia handsets feature 4K video capture capabilities, meaning shooting our own masterpieces should be pretty straightforward, so we decided to grab Sony Pictures Entertainment’s (SPE) John Rego (VP, Sustainability) to give us a few more details. John leads SPE’s global efforts to meet our ‘Road to Zero’ environmental goals, ... Read more

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