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Sony likely to announce a new walkman at the CES 2015

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Today later Sony is expected to unveil it devices at CES 2015 and now just few hours we have come to know that the Japanese giant might unveil a walkman alike the NWZ-ZX1 Video Walkman.

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The poster released by The Verge shows that the company is working on a new curvy frame of the device with the controls placed to its sides. This new audio gadget is expected to have a 4inch display with 480×854 pixel resolution and 128GB of storage space. The audio device would be capable of providing 32 hours of playback for MP3 at 128kbps.

While the OS for the device is concerned, Sony has always baked a home made version of OS for its walkman. As the event unfolds later today, we will get you with more official news.

source: The VergeSony

Sony Xperia E4 leaks again posing next to Xperia Z1 Compact. More camera and video samples from the device also leaks out.

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The much rumored Sony Xperia E4 which we earlier spotted has now appeared in a new set on images posing alongside the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact. The Sony Xperia E4 that is tipped to have a 5inch display with 540×960 pixel resolution and pretty thin bezels is a bit larger than the Xperia Z1 Compact having 4.3 inch display. The source of this news, which is the Polish website Teleguru has claimed that the images are actually the prototype of the Xperia E4 however its final version would be completely different.

Here are some of the leaked images of the device with the Xperia Z1

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In addition to this 5inch display, the device is tipped to have a 5MP primary camera with Led flash and a 1.9MP front-facing secondary camera. The device is said to be powered with a quad-core MediaTek MT6582 chipset clocked at 1.3GHz. the memory options for the device include 1GB of RAM and 8GB of expandable storage. The device is said to be running the Android 4.4.4 KitKat version.

It is said that Sony would launch the handset at the MWC 2015 event and would release it later in March with a pricing of $200.

Check out some of the leaked camera samples of the device in day and night light

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Check out some of the leaked video samples from the device

source: Teleguru

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Early design images of the Sony Xperia Z4 leaked out by Sony Pictures

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In an email sent by the Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Executive VP of Consumer Marketing (George Leon) to the company’ CEO (Michael Lynton), it is mentioned there is a possibility for the new Z4 phones that has been recently leaked out. However, this email says that all the Z4 series phones are actually planned for May/November next month. Now this turns out to be a real surprise as all our previous leaks have been telling us that the devices are scheduled to be launch the very next month at the CES 2015.

In case of multiple handsets, we are sure that the Sony Xperia Z4 Compact and the Xperia Z4 Ultra along with the Xperia Z4 Tablet Ultra could unveiled along with the premium Xperia Z4. This email also reveals some of the visuals of the device  with a proper render appearing in only one image shown below. This shows a more slimmer handset to the existing Sony Xperia Z3 and it is quite possible that the Xperia Z4 could end up with a 5.2inch display instead of the rumored 5.4 inch one. For the time being, enjoy the leaked renders below.

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source: Gizmodo

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet Ultra with 13inch screen reported to be under works

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The past rumors have suggested that the Japanese tech giant Sony could anytime launch new devices under the Xperia Z4 series and we can expect this to be happening anytime as soon as this CES 2015 next month in January. However, these recent rumors show that there is one more device in the Z4 club which is a 13” tablet referred to as the Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet Ultra and is currently said to be in working. The specs of the device have been leaked that show it to be a power stuffed gadget. The device is expected to have a Triluminos IPS X-Reality display having a resolution of 3840×2400 pixel resolution which is a 16:10 4K UHD screen.

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Under the hood will be the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset clocked at 2.86GHz supported with a whopping 6GB of RAM (2x 3GB LPDDR4). The built-in storage of the device would be 64GB and it is said to be supporting the PS4 Remote Play as well. The camera would have the company’s own with 1/2.3″ Exmor RS sensor with an f/1.8 Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* lens and just a 8MP camera to its back.

All in all it sounds too good to be true. We’ll gladly admit if we are wrong and Sony does pull this out monster at CES or MWC 2015, but for now we’re skeptical to say the least.

The tablet is said to be just 8.6mm thick and would have a massive battery back-up of 12100mAh. The above shows very slim bezels to this huge 13” display. Its just a matter of few days when we can get to hear any official news from the company.

Source (in Chinese)

Sony announces the Android Lollipop update for its Xperia Z2 series and Xperia Z3 series of devices in early 2015

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It’s a great news out there for all the Xperia Z series handset holders. The Sony Team on Wednesday went out announcing the Android 5.0 Lollipop updates to all the core device falling under the Sony Xperia Z2 and the Sony Xperia Z3 series. The testing for the update for these device had already started last month.

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The good thing is that the company has also announced this update maybe later for many of its Z series of handsets that include Sony Xperia ZSony Xperia ZLSony Xperia ZRSony Xperia Tablet ZSony Xperia Z UltraSony Xperia Z1, SonyXperia Z1S, Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, Sony Xperia Z2, Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet, Sony Xperia Z3, Sony Xperia Z3vSony Xperia Z3 Compact and the Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact.

However it’s not at all the case that Xperia Z3 would be the first handset to get this update. The Google Play Edition of the Sony Xperia Z Ultra has already received this Android 5.0 Lollipop update as its runs the stock Android version of the OS. This means Google Play Edition devices of the Xperia series will have an edge.

source: @sonyxperia

Detailed specs for the Sony Xperia Z4 Compact and the Xperia Z4 Ultra gets rumored

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The next smart devices under the Sony Xperia Z4 series could be expected anytime soon in the coming year 2015. A recent reports has published some specs for the Xperia Z4 Compact and the Xperia Z4 Ultra.

The Sony Xperia Z4 Compact is tipped to arrive with a 4.7inch display having 1080×1920 pixel resolution with a very high pixel density. The device is said to be powered with the powerful Snapdragon 810 chipset having a 3GB of RAM on-board. The camera options would include a 20.7MP camera to its back and a 5MP camera to its front. The device is said to have a 32GB of built-in storage with stereo speakers. Additionally, it would also have the IP68 certification with some connectivity options like LTE Cat 9, Bluetooth 4.1 and NFC connectivity. The battery capacity is unknown and we can expect the handset to be having a wireless charging feature.

Now looking to the specs of the Sony Xperia Z4 Ultra, the device is said to have a 6.44inch display with a resolution of 1440×2560. This too would have the same Snapdragon 810 baked within it with a 3GB of RAM memory. The device is said to have its own stylus for functionality and 16MP primary to its back can be expected. The battery capacity for the device is said to be somewhere in between 3500-4000mAh.

Both the devices are suspected to be launched at January 5th just before the commencement of CES 2015 event.

source: AndroidOrigin

Specs and images of the upcoming Sony Xperia E4 leaks

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Back in September at the IFA 2014, Sony announced its Xperia E3 smartphone and now rumors suggest that the Japanese giant might be working on its successor Xperia E4. Some of the specs and images of the handset have been leaked by a polish website Teleguru. The upcoming Sony Xperia E4 is likely to have two variants of single SIM (model no. E2105) and Dual SIM (model no. E2115). However, you might not see the Sony logo in these leaked images as they tend to have been hidden by a sticker.

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These images shows the Xperia E4 to be lighter with slim bezels compared to the Xperia E3 and a slightly larger 5inch display. The Xperia E3 has a 4.5inch display. Additionally, the Xperia E4 is supposed to have a quad-core MediaTek MT6582 processor clocked at 1.3GHz with a Mali 400 MP4 GPU. The device is supposed to have a 1GB of RAM with Android 4.4 KitKat and could later receive the Lollipop update. The back of the device is textured hard plastic offering a good grip.

The following images show the score for the Xperia E4 as given by AnTuTu.

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The device is expected to be launched at the MWC 2015 event with a affordable price of $200.

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Rumors for the Xperia Z4 devices start floating

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Last week, there was a big leak of the next expected Xperia Z4 series flagship devices from Sony. This rumor includes the entire Xperia Z4 family like the Xperia Z4, Xperia Z4 Ultra, Xperia Z4 Tablet and the Xperia Z4 Compact.

The major Sony xperia Z4 flagship would come with Qi wireless charging system and it is being heard that Sony might now use the flaps covering the microSD card slot as they were found to get loosened up over the period of time which no more kept the flagship handsets from staying water-proof. However, there is no news as to whether any alternate arrangement for the microSd card is made or Sony like most other premium flagships would only limit to internal storage. Additionally, the smartphone would be IP68 certified which could withstand 4.9 feet deep water for a 30 minute time duration. The handset is supposed to have a 4GB of RAM with a powerful Snapdragon 810 processor and 32GB of internal storage.

On the other hand, the Xperia Z4 Ultra is expected to host a 6.4inch screen and would have a 1440×2560 QHD resolution display. While the Sony Xperia Z4 Compact would have a 4.6inch screen similar to the Xperia Z3 Compact but would see an increase in resolution from 720 x1280 to 1280 x1920.

These rumors have also pointed to the release of the Xperia Z4 Tablet during the same time when the Xperia Z4 is launched. The tablet would host a 10.1 inch screen with a resolution of 3840×2160 pixels. However, it is being said that the new Z4 tablet will adopt some of the design features from the existing Xperia Z3 tablet. Additionally it is also being said that the tablet is likely to come with twin stereo speakers. Specs wise the tablet would be power packed machine with 4GB of RAM, Snapdragon 810 SoC at its heart and a 32GB of native storage.

source: AndroidOrigin

Leaked Documents show Sony to bring new APCS camera sensors to smartphones

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Sony has always been ahead of the pack when it comes to bringing powerful camera modules to smartphones. Right from the 8MP Sony Exmor RS sensors few years back, the company recently brought a 20.7MP sensors to its recent Sony Xperia series flagships. However, a recent source has claimed that Sony is coming ahead with the company’s first APCS sensors. APCS stands for active pixel color sampling which means that each pixel sensor would sense colors of red, blue and green through the electronic color filter. From the technical point of view, this would mean that the camera module would produce significantly higher frame rates with better light sensitivity and color range along with lower battery use.

Below is the leaked document that details the 4.8MP sensors of 1.0 and 1.5 inch in size capable of recording 2K videos 16000fps and for 4K video recording, it drops to 240fps. As the sensor is capable of recording the entire color spectrum with just one pixel, the processor need not interpret individual color frame from the camera unit while the sensor picks the dynamic color HDR for every shot.

However, we are not sure as to when would Sony bring this sensor modules to smartphone but would certainly be a delight for photographers once its out in the market.

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Sony launches its ultra-slim 8inch Xperia Z3 Tablet compact: Official Images and Promo Video

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In addition to the Xperia Z3 and the xperia Z3 Compact, Sony also announced its Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact that comes as the thinnest tablet in the world with just 6.4mm thickness.

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Looking to its specs, the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact comes with a 8ich TRILUMINOS display having 1920×1200 pixel resolution. The display comes with high brightness mode along with the X-reality engine making all the colors on the screen real and natural. The device is powered with a powerful quad-core Snapdragon 801 chipset clocked at 2.5GHz along with a support for 3GB of RAM memory. The internal storage of the tablet is 16GB along with a 128GB expandable microSD card slot provision. At its back lies a powerful 8MP primary camera with Sony Exmor RS sensors while the front hosts a 2MP secondary camera. The tablet comes with IP58 certification that allows it to resist water up to 1.5 meters.

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Sony has placed stereo speakers too offering high-resolution audio quality through a new DSEE HX technology. The tablet can also be connected with the DUALSHOCK4 controller for intense gaming on the device. For this, you need to first connect you PS4 to the tablet with PS4 Remote Play for the Xperia Z3 series over Wi-Fi. Here are some of the promo images and a promo video of the tablet.

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