Meet the makers

Meet the Makers: The team behind Xperia 1’s incredible triple camera

From its seamless design and its perfect hand-fit to its eye-popping 21:9 CinemaWide™ display, Xperia 1 is a smartphone powerhouse that’s beautiful to look at, easy to hold in your hand and offers an upscale content-watching experience. But when it comes to creating content, that’s where Sony’s latest flagship smartphone really comes into its own. Its triple camera offers creators the chance to record videography with professional-quality tools, and its triple  camera offers outstanding image quality in every photo. What’s more, Creator Mode, “powered by CineAlta”, Sony’s digital motion picture camera team, allows creators to bring their content to life ... Read more

Meet the Makers: The team behind the sleek and slender design of the Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus

The first thing you’ll notice about Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus is that they stand out from other smartphones due to their 21:9 Wide display. Standing tall with a beautiful, sleek and borderless design enclosed in a perfect hand-fit. There are subtle differences between the two handsets. The Xperia 10 has a 6.0” display, while the Xperia 10 Plus is slightly larger at 6.5”, and each device has an exclusive colour alongside their three shared colours (more on that below!). We wanted to delve a little bit deeper in what makes these handsets so appealing when it comes to ... Read more

Interview: Glenn Gainor, President, Innovation Studios Sony Entertainment & Technology, talks about the Xperia 1

Whether you’re creating or consuming technology, the newly announced Xperia 1 is a smartphone powerhouse. With its 21:9 CinemaWideTM display, inspired by Sony’s award-winning BRAVIA® technologies and powered by their X1TM for mobile, everything you watch can be enjoyed with more contrast, colour and clarity. But the connection with the world of cinema doesn’t end with its display. Through collaboration with the engineers of Sony’s professional digital camera division (known for its CineAlta brand, and the “VENICE” cameras currently being used to shoot James Cameron’s Avatar sequels), Xperia 1 takes motion picture to the next level. Its Cinema Pro feature ... Read more

Meet the Makers: the team behind Xperia’s Motion Eye Camera

Some of the best moments happen within a split second. If you blink, you could miss something magic. Whether it’s a playful puppy shaking the water off its back or an incredible street artist performing acrobatics in a city square, it’s always reassuring to know that your smartphone has the capabilities to capture those fleeting moments. Sony has been synonymous with astounding camera technology since 1988, with products perfect for everyone from professional photographers or casual snappers to the camera novice. In the Xperia smartphone range, this tradition continues. Our latest flagship, Xperia XZ3, was designed with an intelligent 19 ... Read more

Meet the Makers of the new Remote Controller gestures on Sony’s Xperia Touch

Everyone who’s been using the new Remote Controller gestures on XperiaTM Touch will know that they make watching movies and videos super interactive, fun and easy. For those who need reminding: the Xperia Touch uses Sony’s innovative SXRD projection display technology to turn any flat surface into a touchscreen. If you watch movies, boxsets and videos on your phone but want to see them on a bigger screen, you’ll absolutely love it. The new gestures, recently added to the device, mean you can now use your hand as a remote control. By showing the flat of your hand to the ... Read more

Meet the Makers: the team behind Xperia XZ3’s design

When it comes to choosing a new smartphone, we know that it isn’t just specs that people look for. Alongside its impressive camera and cutting-edge audio and visual technologies, the XZ3 also looks incredible. With its OLED display and beautifully curved 3D glass design, it’s a wonder to behold…and hold! Its sleek, elegant, borderless design means it reflects ambient colours, while thanks to its 3mm aluminium frame and Corning Gorilla® Glass® 5 it’s a hardy device that sacrifices neither beauty nor brawn. To find out how the XZ3 got to look so good, we chatted with its team of designers. ... Read more

Meet the makers of the Wireless Charging Dock WCH20

Waiting for your phone to charge isn’t the most thrilling way to spend your time, but luckily XperiaTM owners have a handy – and incredibly beautiful – solution at their fingertips. The Wireless Charging Dock WCH20 is compatible with both the Xperia XZ2 and the Xperia XZ2 Premium, and with an output of up to 9W is able to charge seriously fast. What’s more, its two-way charging means you can watch your favourite videos the way you want. Watching a movie in 4K HDR? The WCH20 can lay horizontally and continue its heat-controlled charging as you enjoy your film. Scrolling through ... Read more

Meet The Makers: The team behind Xperia’s best in class battery performance

Getting home at the end of an evening and realising you’ve still got plenty of battery remaining is a great feeling, but it’s one that XperiaTM owners are well-accustomed to. This sort of battery conserving tech doesn’t happen by chance. Capacity is one thing, but it’s innovative power-saving adaptations that make your Xperia as efficient as it can possibly be, as well as giving Xperia devices some of the best smartphone battery lives on the market. We wanted to know more, so we caught up with Xperia battery engineers to get the full lowdown. Xperia Hardware engineer Daisuke Haruki and ... Read more

Meet The Makers: The team behind Xperia XA2 Ultra’s Dual Selfie Camera

Summer’s here, and that means showing off to anyone stuck inside with sun, sea and selfies.  We’re all guilty of snapping a few shots of ourselves on the beach or with our back turned to a gig to show we were really there – and the good news is, with your Xperia XA2 Ultra’s Dual Selfie Camera – you’re going to look your best. But why is that? It’s groundbreaking Sony innovation, that’s why. We wanted to understand more about the Dual Selfie Camera so we went straight to the source, namely, Kensuke Mashita, a 15 year Sony veteran and ... Read more

Meet The Makers: The team behind an entertainment revolution

Can you feel that? That rumbling? That’s the feeling of your entertainment evolving. We’ve talked about DVS before, it’s Entertainment to the Extreme, bringing the tech that’s become prevalent across gaming to music and video – adding a new dimension to how we enjoy content. We decided we’d speak to some of the team on the front line to give us some more detail, namely: Tokyo-based Uchida Tatsuya and Amano Ryoko, respectively the Device Team Group Leader and Experience Planner behind DVS – together they’ve been working at Sony for almost thirty years. So, Amano-san, firstly, what exactly is DVS? ... Read more