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Sony unveils new selfie smartphones: Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra

Sony Mobile Communications (“Sony Mobile”) today unveiled Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra – the latest additions to its popular super mid-range line, with Sony camera technology, elegant designs and powerful performance. “Our super mid-range product strategy started out as an exciting new idea based on bringing bold technologies to this section of the market …

The best fitness apps that give you a reason to run

New year… new you? Easy to say but have you seen the weather outside? Icy winds, pouring rain, and plummeting temperatures. No thank you, we’d much rather turn up the temperature at Sony Mobile HQ and stay indoors until MWC. However, perhaps our smartphones can help provide the incentive we need. We’re all familiar with …

How to take better photos of fireworks

Back in September we came across these spectacular shots of Hanabi, Japan’s summer-long fireworks festival. Suitably impressed, we got in touch with photographer Keisuke Nakazawa to see how his expertise could help smartphone photographers up their own firework photography game. Keisuke grabbed the Xperia XZ1 (packed with all the latest Sony camera innovations) and headed …

Tested: Smartphone controlled toys

Yet to find find the perfect gift for someone this holiday season? Two quick questions: Do they like fun? Do they own a smartphone? If the answer to both is yes then relax. We’ve cut our way through packaging, downloaded all necessary companion apps, and spent some serious time toy testing, when we really should …

Global Mobile Industry Ready to Start Full-Scale Development of 5G NR

Today the 3GPP TSG RAN Plenary Meeting in Lisbon successfully completed the first implementable 5G NR specification. AT&T, BT, China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom, Deutsche Telekom, Ericsson, Fujitsu, Huawei, Intel, KT Corporation, LG Electronics, LG Uplus, MediaTek Inc., NEC Corporation, Nokia, NTT DOCOMO, Orange, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., Samsung Electronics, SK Telecom, Sony Mobile Communications …

Meet The Makers: Lars Novak, the man behind 3D Creator

Picked up an XZ1 or XZ1 Compact? Upgraded XZ Premium to Oreo? Chances are you’ve spent time playing with 3D Creator, the ultra-innovative new feature which lets you scan and create 3D objects. This sort of tech used to cost thousands and take hours. Now it’s accessed via an app in an Xperia smartphone and …

Meet The Makers: The Colour, Material and Finish Team

In our Meet The Makers series, we’ve met a whole host of the Sony Mobile tech team who work on what’s going on inside our devices. Now, we thought it was about time we focused our attention on the wonderful creative team in charge of making the outside each handset look oh so good. This …

Holiday season comes early with Xperia Store deals

Worried that Black Friday came and went too quickly and you missed out on the perfect gift for your loved one? Fear not, here at Sony Mobile we’ve got you covered. From today and throughout December we’ll be bringing you deals of up to 50% off across a range of Xperia accessories just in time …

Tested: PlayLink, the smartphone-controlled PlayStation® range

Like PlayStation? Like smartphones? PlayLink might be just the thing you’re looking for. Announced back at E3 PlayLink is a range of PS4 exclusives that does away with the DualShock controller and replaces it with a smart device e.g. your Xperia smartphone or tablet. We headed down to PlayStation’s exclusive Christmas event, grabbed an Xperia …