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Sony’s new upcoming “selfie” smartphone features a rotating camera

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Sony recently announced its Xperia C3 which the company flaunts as the “world’s first selfie smartphone”. The Xperia C3 is designed as a “selfie” centric handset hosting a 5MP camera. Well, with this that Sony’s thirst to bring more selfie handsets doesn’t end with this! Sources show that company might come along with another “selfie” handset with a altogether different camera mechanism at its top from the conventional available handsets. Here are few of the images of the leaked device with some beautiful models giving a glimpse of it!

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The phone is supposed to have no buttons with extremely thin bezels on its sides. The images show the device to be having a rotating camera to its top. The camera seems to be enclosed in a transparent covering which turns from side-to-side to cover both front facing and back facing images.

Some of the leaked specs of the device suggest a 19.2MP camera shooter with Exmor RS Sensor. The camera is expected to be made with the latest G lens technology and have features like optical-image-stabilization.

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Sony Xperia M2 Aqua with IP68 certification goes official

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Sony is much famous for its water resistant trademark which it offers in most of its premium flagships. Now the company has brought this feature to the existing Xperia M2 and renamed it as the Xperia M2 Aqua which comes with a never before IP68 certification making it completely dust proof with a survival for submersion even beyond 1m depth.

Looking to its specs, the Xperia M2 Aqua hosts similar specs to the original model. The handset sports a 4.8” qHD display and is powered with a quad-core Snapdragon 400 chipset clocked at 1.2GHz with a Adreno 305GPU for graphics support. The memory options for the device include 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage and microSD card slot for expandable memory. The device runs the latest available Android 4.4. KitKat. The Sony Xperia M2 Aqua has a 8MP of primary camera with Exmor RS sensor, SteadyShot video stabilization and HDR. The handset also supports live streaming to Facebook and offers some in-app features like Vine and Motiongraph. Take a look at some of the images released by Sony.

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On the other hand, the connectivity options for the device include Wi-Fi, NFC, 4G LTE connectivity, Bluetooth and ANT+ for some sports accessories. Sony Xperia M2 Aqua is available in the single-SIM version only for the moment. The handset will be out this Autum in Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific regions. Expected pricing for the device is around  €180. Take a look at the two official promo videos below, released by the company.

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Sony rumored to be working on a 6.1” smartphone

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Recent reports coming from the industry show that Sony is preparing for a new smartphone with 6.1inch display bearing model number D2203. However, this phablet device is expected to arrive with low-end specs.

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The Sony D2203 got listed on the GFX Bench which shows the device to be having a 6.1” touchscreen display with 480×854 pixel resolution, a 5MP primary camera t its back and a front-facing VGA camera. The handset is expected to be powered with a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset clocked at 1.2GHz, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage along with a microSD card slot.

The smartphone will have few connectivity options like Bluetooth, NFC, GPS and Wi-Fi and would run the latest available Android 4.4.2 KitKat on-board. The pricing of the device still remains a surprise.

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Sony sends out IFA 2014 invite for smartphones and lens camera

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Sony is expected to send out its IFA invitations with a recent image showing up some glimpse of what surprises has Sony to bring at the event. One of the most expected devices is the upcoming flagship – Sony Xperia Z3 that is quite strongly expected to make an appearance at the event. Well, along with the flagship, the company is also expected to come with a Compact version of Xperia Z3 and also an Sony Xperia Z3 tablet.

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Moreover, the invitation hints for a new camera lens that would be similar to QX10 and QX100 with built-in sensors. Additionally there is also a PC monitor that is expected to break covers at IFA 2014. We would wait for this excellent surprises that the Japanaese giant might have to offer next month.

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Sony Xperia Z3 leaks in images

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The Sony Xperia Z3 has been now leaked in a bunch of images completely flaunting the exteriors of the device. The device seems to have the same external features like the Xperia Z2 model which has a flap covering up the microSD and the microSIM card slots and also the microUSB port accompanied with stereo speaker at the front and the pogo pins for charging. The primary camera on the back hosts the G Lens logo with single LED flash with a label next to it reads XX.X MP. The device is expected to host a similar 20.7MP camera just like its predecessor. Take a look at the bunch of images that have leaked out.

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However, all these leaked photos still prevent us from knowing the actual screen size. The bezels are quite slimmer to those of the Xperia Z2. The device is expected to be unveiled at the IFA 2014 event in Berlin next month more specifically on the 3rd of Sept.

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Sony Xperia T3 and the Xperia C3 photographed together

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The two recently launched handsets from the Sony camp aka the Xperia T3 and the Xperia C3 have posed with each other to grab some shutterbugs. The selfie handset Xperia C3 has been just announced few days back and would be available in August while the Xperia T3 is already available in the market.

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Both the handset from Sony have their own unique identities with Xperia T3 having a 5.3inch display and the Xperia C3 having a 5.5inch display. Both the devices have a 720p resolution. The Xperia C3 has been the world’s first selfie handset with a wide-angle 5MP wide-angle primary camera while the Xperia T3 hosts a stainless steel chassis.

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Other common features for both the device include a quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB of RAM and 2500mAh of battery capacity. Take a look at the images below.

 

Sony Xperia Z2 getting firmware update with better performance and enhanced call quality

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Few of the Sony Xperia Z2 owners has complained about the call quality on the device. Now the company, has come up with an update which aims to fix this bug. Another good thing which comes with the update is improved charging in low battery conditions. This means that a few minutes of quick charging will help Xperia Z2 owners to last the battery for remaining of the day.

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In addition to this, this update will bring improved touch functions, better performance and bug fixes. The latest firmware comes with a tag of 17.1.2.A.0.314 and is being rolled-out in a staged manner in different regions of the globe. However, if you are too excited for the update and can’t wait any more, you can download it from the official download page link provided below and then install it via USB cable with the help of official PC Companion program.

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Xperia Z2 updates page
PC Companion download page

Sony Xperia Z3 hits FCC in Japan. More images spotted!

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The much touted Sony Xperia Z3 has recently undergone through FCC in Japan successfully passing up with its Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC certification process. The device has appeared at the FCC with codename PM-0802-BV and is tipped to be available in two flavors one with Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo and the other with a local LTE flavor. The international variant of the device has been given the codename D6653 or PM-0806-BV.

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Previously, after spotting the Sony Xperia Z3 in bulk of images, leakster @evleaks has come up with two images of the device showing its back panel and sides. The images show that unlike the Xperia Z2 which has a bit flatter edges, the Xperia Z3 could likely come with some rounded edges. The back panel seems to be glass-made hosting a camera with single LED flash. Looking at the other images showing its side, it hosts a power on/off button, volume rocker, camera shutter button and a flap which we assume to be a microSD card slot.

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The device is tipped to go official this September at the IFA event in Berlin along with its compact variant. Meanwhile, you can check the specs for Sony Xperia Z3 that got leaked recently.

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The Best FREE Video Live Wallpapers App for Sony Xperia

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Finding an application that can offer the best quality Live Wallpapers for your Android featured Sony Xperia phones is not an easy task. Why? Most apps are spammy and offer wallpapers that can slow down a lot your device and eat loads of battery. Video Live Wallpaper apps must be compiled in such a way battery is preserved.

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The team from ScreensPRO developed a new version full of Live WP featuring different scenarios such as business world time lapses or nature live wallpapers. Some of those are recorder in 4K Quality but most are done in Full HD or 2K. Special ones done with Quadcopters which gives an amazing live effect of movement.

There are also some 3D Wallpapers to chose from and loads of Waterfalls.

I couldn’t count the total number of videos available in the Version 2 of the app, but I am sure it is one of the most comprehensive ones. It is just beautiful.

Here’s a video of the app features:

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Other features? It allows you to jump frames if you own a very old Sony Xperia device or to store the wallpapers in your phone so you won’t have to download. According to the owners a “Set your Video as Wallpaper” application is under development and should be released in the next few days.

The app is compatible with most Android 2.3+ devices, both tablets and smartphones. The best aspect ratio is definitely on phones, but on tablets it works great as well!

This Video Live Wallpaper app is FREE, 100% Free and you can Download here from Google Play store.

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Sony Xperia Z3 specs leaked

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We, know that Sony has a trend of getting out its flagship Android handsets in the market every six months or twice a year. These days many news for the Sony Xperia Z3 have cropped out from different sources. Earlier, we spotted the device showing up in many leaked images and now leakster @evleaks has come revealing some of the hardware specifications of the handset.

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According to the source, the Sony Xperia Z3 would come with a model number D6653. The handset will come with a 5.5inch Full HD display powered with a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset clocked at 2.4GHz processor and Adreno 330 GPU. The handset will host a powerful 20.7 megapixel primary camera which comes with the company’s G lens technology.

The device would come with memory options like 3GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory and a microSD card slot for expandable memory. The device is likely to come with Android 4.4.4 KitKat or else might come with a big surprise of Android L as well! All eyes are now on the IFA trade show in September.

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