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Sony's budget Xperia L3 is the latest to leak ahead of MWC unveiling

We know a fair bit about Sony's plans for Mobile World Congress by now, including the launch of a new flagship in the shape of the Xperia XZ4 (which may end up being renamed for the 10th anniversary of the Xperia brand) and two mid-range phones. We've also been hearing about another budget model called the Xperia L3, which we're now seeing official renders for.

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[Update: Renamed Xperia 10, Plus variant appears] Sony Xperia XA3 renders reveal notchless 21:9 display, dual rear cameras

Basically every flagship these days uses an 18:9 display, with some companies even opting for slightly taller 18.5:9 and 19:9 ratios. Apple's iPhone X even has a 19.5:9 display. But Sony decided that none of that was enough, opting for a super tall 21:9 ratio on the Xperia XA3 according to these leaked press renders.

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Sony Q3 financial results show continued mobile losses

Sony has never been a top Android phone maker, but it's been trying for a long, long time. As the smartphone market plateaus, Sony is losing money on mobile quarter after quarter, and the most recent one is no exception. While Sony overall made money at the end of 2018, the mobile division is still a loser.

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Sony WH-1000XM3 ANC Bluetooth headphones drop to $290 for Rakuten members with coupon code

If you're looking for a new pair of solid Bluetooth headphones, and you happen to be a Rakuten member (or considering becoming one), then this deal is one to pay attention to. Normally $339.95, Sony's excellent WH-1000XM3 are now $289.95 with a coupon code, making them just a tad cheaper than we saw last week.

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Sony's excellent WH-1000XM3 ANC Bluetooth headphones are $292 ($58 off) at MassGenie

Sony has been producing noise-cancelling headphones for some time now, and the WH-1000XM3 is its best offering in that category yet. Its biggest downside is price — at $350, I personally think these headphones are worth every penny, but there's no denying they're expensive. For those of you who've been waiting for a deal, MassGenie is currently offering them for $291.99, which is $58 off the MSRP.

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8 of our favorite tech deals this week: Phone clearance prices, projectors, and more

Winter sucks for shopping. At least, it does if you're doing it in the traditional sense: driving out in the snow, fighting for parking, and watching the sun set before you're even half done. It's enough to drive someone to ditch the brick-and-mortar life and commit to an online retail existence. As luck would have it, we've spotted a bunch of good deals from some of our favorite online stores, ready to save you a buck or two on mobile tech.

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Sony Xperia XZ3 is down even further to $730 ($170 off)

Sony's phones have been on sale all over the place lately. Last week, we reported that there were price drops on a number of Xperia devices at several retailers. At the time, the premium Xperia XZ3 was $100 off its $900 MSRP. Now, it's fallen even further at B&H, currently going for $730.

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Review: Sony's $350 WH-1000XM3 headphones live up to the hype

In today's $350 wireless, ANC-equipped over-ear headphones space, there are two primary competitors: Bose's QuietComfort 35 II and Sony's WH-1000XM3. Bose has long been championed as the king of the segment by many, but it seems impossible to talk about the QC35 II these days without someone butting in about how the identically-priced 1000XM3 is superior. After some time with the 1000XM3, I understand why everyone has been talking about it.

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DontKillMyApp.com shames OEMs that needlessly kill useful background processes to save battery life

The days when third-party battery-saving apps were necessary to hit a satisfactory number of hours off a single charge are long behind the vast majority of Android users, thanks to improvements like Doze and Adaptive Battery. But in some cases, this measure of progress has become something of a Pyrrhic victory, with useful background processes carelessly destroyed and developers taking the brunt of user ire. Well, the Urbandroid team — the gang behind apps Sleep As Android, Twilight, and others — doesn't plan on going quietly into the night. In fact, they're going on the offensive with a new informational website where the most flagrant OEM offenders are shamed and users and developers are educated.

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Whoops: Sony blocking Kodi on its Android TVs was an accident

Around half a week ago we reported that Sony appeared to be blocking the installation of Kodi — the occasionally maligned media-streaming platform — on some of its recent Android TVs. While there is an effective block in place, we're told by Sony that it was an accident, and the next software update for affected platforms will deliver a fix.

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