MWC 2018 – How to watch the Sony press conference live

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Mobile World Congress (MWC), the highlight of the mobile industry calendar, is just around the corner and as ever; we’ll be here bringing you the latest news from the Sony Mobile camp and exclusive behind the scenes access throughout the jam-packed week. The Sony Press Conference will start from 8:30AM (CET) Monday 26th February and you’ll be able to watch the whole thing LIVE on the blog. Once the conference is over, we’ll be on the ground bringing you all of the most exciting news. Alarms at the ready, we’ll see you on Monday! Join us. 26.02.2018 #SonyMWC — ... Read more

Robotic Arms, VR football and movie magic: Sony is heading to SXSW 2018

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We’re heading back to Austin for SXSW 2018. Last year Xperia Touch was the star of the show, this time we’re packing an Xperia XZ1, 3D Creator and a robotic arm in our suitcases. From Saturday 10th until Tuesday 13th March, Sony will host the ‘WOW Studio” inviting visitors to try out some of our most exciting prototypes and previously unseen tech, along with our popular 3D Creator feature. Our 3D Creator showcase will bring the joy of 3D creation to each visitor as a robotic arm wielding an Xperia XZ1 will scan and create 3D renders of guests heads, ... Read more

CES Xperia Round-Up 2018

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Phew, CES is wrapped for another year and we’re heading back to Xperia HQ with not one, but three new Xperia smartphones, packed with features that got expo visitors talking, none more so, than the new XA2 Ultra’s double selfie camera – but we’ll come to that later. At this year’s Las Vegas tech showcase, Sony unveiled the Xperia XA2, the Xperia XA2 Ultra and the Xperia L2. Let’s start with the Xperia L2. With an expansive 5.5” HD display (perfect for enjoying video and browsing social media), high-capacity battery (3,300mAh, if you’re counting) and 8MP 120° super wide-angle selfie ... Read more

#SonyIFA 2017 press conference livestream

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There’s less than an hour to go until our IFA 2017 press conference and – as ever – we’re bringing it to you live from Berlin right here on the Sony Mobile blog. Make sure you’re here at 13:00 CEST and be sure to check the blog afterwards where we’ll be sharing any announcements as soon as the news lands with us. Plus, if you have any questions we’ll be over on Twitter @sonymobilenews answering as many as we can.        

IFA 2017 – How to watch the Sony Press Conference LIVE

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IFA is just around the corner so – like the rest of the tech world – we’ll be grabbing our European charging adaptor and booking ourselves on the next flight to Berlin. If you’re not familiar, IFA sees the tech world come together to showcase new and incoming products from phones to fridges. Think of it like CES but with less ‘Vegas’. If you plan on heading there, the show is open to consumers from the 1st – 6th September. The Sony Press Conference will be held at 13:00 CEST on Thursday 31st August and you can watch the whole ... Read more

XZ Premium clocks 750Mbps download speed in real-world test conditions

4K HDR capability made headlines when we revealed XZ Premium back at MWC earlier this year. The screen looks stunning, but we’re aware of the techie elephant in the room; 4K HDR files are hefty and a superfast network and a processor that can keep up are needed to download or stream them at a rate that won’t leave you watching the first episode when the season finale has already aired. Our engineers understand this which is why XZ Premium is Gigabit LTE enabled, made possible by the Snapdragon X16 LTE modem integrated into the Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform. Gigabit ... Read more

The best new apps from London Tech Week 2017

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First launched in 2014, London Tech Week attracts over 40,000 attendees from nearly 80 countries across the world to take part in Europe’s largest festival of tech. The festival’s programme of over 200 events looks to celebrate technology by inspiring creativity and fostering collaboration. From drone racing at the iconic Alexandra Palace to a concert by the world’s most legendary film composer Hans Zimmer (Inception and Interstellar), we really had no excuse to miss it. That’s all well and good, but we were here on an app safari, hunting out the next big things to hit the Google Play Store ... Read more

The latest mobile games: E3 special dispatch

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E3 is an enormous video game expo packed with AAA games and consoles. Call of Duty, Uncharted, Mario, they’re all here and just waiting to be played. Step off the beaten path however, and E3 also covers mobile gaming in all its forms. We were in town to check out the newly announced PlayLink but also headed out into the expo to see if we could get the inside track on the latest time-killers to keep you entertained on the way into work.   Durango You know the feeling. You’re sat on the train minding your own business when suddenly ... Read more

Turn off the bright lights: Earth Hour Xperia Theme now available

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Since 2008 people, landmarks, businesses, and whole cities worldwide have turned their lights off for sixty minutes to celebrate Earth Hour. Organised by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Earth Hour shows a global commitment to fight climate change. This year Earth Hour is tomorrow, Saturday March 25th at 8:30pm your local time. As with previous years, Sony Mobile offices around the world will be turning the lights off in support of the initiative. Head to the WWF Earth Hour home page here to discover what you can do to get involved. “Earth Hour acts as both a commitment and reminder ... Read more

#SonyatSXSW – We’re coming for you Texas

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South By Southwest, Austin’s premier creative festival is underway, and for the very first time Sony Mobile is on-the-ground at the show. Best known for celebrating the worlds of film, interactive and music, SXSW this year plays host to an array of Sony events and to be sure you don’t miss a thing, we’ve compiled a handy list of everything that’s happening right about now…   XPERIA EAR “OPEN-STYLE CONCEPT” & XPERIA TOUCH HANDS-ON Firstly, as part of Sony’s WOW Factory, we’re showcasing Xperia Ear “Open-Style CONCEPT” and the recently announced Xperia Touch, with our conceptual ‘Any Surface’ user interface. ... Read more