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Sony Xperia 1 III appears in renders with new shortcut button and slightly smaller design

Sony Xperia 1 III appears in renders with new shortcut button and slightly smaller design

Sony's smartphones have historically not been popular, but that hasn't stopped the company from... not really changing anything. The company's main flagship phone for 2021 is due for release soon, and now we have our first good look at it, thanks to a series of leaked renders.

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Here's our first look at the Sony Xperia 10 III

Here's our first look at the Sony Xperia 10 III

Sony is reportedly preparing to release its third Xperia 10-branded phone, appropriately named Xperia 10 III, in the next few weeks. Steve Hemmerstoffer, who also goes by OnLeaks, has shared a few renderings of this upcoming Sony mid-ranger, along with a brief spec overview.

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Sony shares timeline for bringing Android 11 to its latest Xperia phones

Sony shares timeline for bringing Android 11 to its latest Xperia phones

When Android 11 was officially released back in August, it brought a lot of neat new features to phones. But as usual, the update hasn't rolled out to many existing handsets yet due to how different OEMs handle the upgrade process. Now Sony fans have something to look forward to, as the company has announced when a few Xperia devices will begin to see Android 11's goodies headed their way.

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Sony schedules Xperia phone announcement for September 17

Sony schedules Xperia phone announcement for September 17

Sony has just announced an event for a new Xperia device launch. The company is being coy on what exactly is being announced here, but our guess is the Xperia 5 II that we saw leaked last month. The event is set for September 17th, a week from today.

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Sony Xperia 1 II now available in the US for $1,198, bundled with WF-1000XM3 buds

Sony Xperia 1 II now available in the US for $1,198, bundled with WF-1000XM3 buds

There are a few unusual things about the Xperia 1 II, including the super-tall display and the stupid name, but arguably the most unusual thing is the price. Back when B&H first put the One-Two up for pre-order, we were amazed at that $1,198 price, and thought that Sony might be reconsidering the price when the number was taken down. However, Sony confirmed that price a few days later, though it did mention it'd be throwing in a free pair of WF-1000XM3s for pre-orders.

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Sony may have suspended Android 10's rollout to the Xperia XZ3 and XZ2 due to numerous major bugs

Sony may have suspended Android 10's rollout to the Xperia XZ3 and XZ2 due to numerous major bugs

Sony is having a hard time in the smartphone business amidst declining sales and shrinking market share, but its users are likely more distressed right now. Many existing Sony users found that the recent Android 10 update broke their 2018 flagships almost universally, with no official communication from the company. In what appears to be a widespread issue, the affected Xperia XZ3 and XZ2 owners rallied on community platforms like Reddit complaining about a long list of bugs, including terrible RAM management, high battery consumption, app fails, and a generally sluggish UI.

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Sony Xperia 5 Plus leaks with 6.6-inch screen and headphone jack

Sony Xperia 5 Plus leaks with 6.6-inch screen and headphone jack

Sony officially introduced the compact 6.1-inch Xperia 5 at IFA in September last year, so it's no surprise that the first leaks of a possible successor or sister model start showing up now. CAD renders of some Xperia 5 Plus have been published on Slashleaks. The device looks almost identical to its smaller sibling but comes with a bigger screen and a headphone jack.

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[Update: APK Download] PS4 Remote Play game streaming coming to non-Sony phones this week

[Update: APK Download] PS4 Remote Play game streaming coming to non-Sony phones this week

Devoted PlayStation users have for years called on Sony to bring official support for Remote Play game streaming app to non-Sony handsets, and it seems their demands will finally be met. Sony has announced to release the v7.00 update for the PlayStation 4 within this week, bringing the feature to a wider range of Android devices.

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The Sony Xperia 1 ships on July 12 in the US, still costs way too much money

The Sony Xperia 1 ships on July 12 in the US, still costs way too much money

The Xperia 1 is Sony's new flagship smartphone. It was first shown off at Mobile World Congress earlier this year, and comes equipped with everything you'd expect from a high-end smartphone in 2019, all in an extremely-tall 2:1 design. Pre-orders already begun in the United States, and now it has a shipping date, and people in Europe can buy the phone too.

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Sony’s smartphone shipments dropped 50% last year

Sony’s smartphone shipments dropped 50% last year

It's no secret that Sony's mobile division has been struggling for years. Every quarter, the financials consistently show losses under the Mobile Communications section, and the Q4 2018 and FY2018 results are no different. That said, the mobile division is an outlier, as Sony as a whole is still profitable.

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