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  • Sony Xperia 4 reportedly in the works with Snapdragon 710, 5.7 inch display

    According to a report by MySmartPrice (quoting Sumahoinfo), Sony is preparing a new entrant into the industry's upper mid-range tier. Dubbed the Sony Xperia 4, the phone will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset, pack a 5.7 inch 2520x1080 screen, and feature an aspect ratio of 21:9. The latter has become something of a design trait for new Sony smartphones. Other quoted specs include 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. There seemingly won't be a headphone jack either -- unlike the Xperia 10 range -- but will have a 2800mAh battery. While it's likely that Sony will be looking...

  • Sony Xperia 1 is coming to SA in July with Xperia 10, 10 Plus and L3 in March

    We've some good news for Sony fans. For a while many believed that the company was set to pull out of South Africa, citing stagnating sales. But that's not entirely true. While the Xperia 1 was announced on Monday at MWC 2019, today Sony Mobile announced that its flagship Xperia 1 will arrive in South Africa in July 2019. Clearly, Sony Mobile isn't leaving the African market, at least not as a smartphone seller, just yet. As for the Xperia 1's specifications, enjoy our lengthy report of its internals and that 6.5 inch 4K OLED screen. While we have a launch date, the...

  • Gearburn’s MWC 2019 smartphone power rankings

    We're barely into day two of MWC 2019 and already, we've seen a slew of new flagship smartphones from almost every big manufacturer. So how do they rank? How much were we shook? We take a look at Samsung's devices launched prior to MWC 2019, all the way through to Sony which launched its device on Monday, and see which device really left us with sufficient shock and awe. Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus There's very little this phone lacks. The underscreen fingerprint sensor still can't steal my heart, but the phone's speed and build quality makes up for it. And let me not...

  • Sony Xperia 1 sports 21:9 4K OLED screen, three rear cameras

    Sony on Monday officially revealed its new 21:9 aspect ratio smartphone assault team, targeting the mid-range and flagship sectors. First up was the Sony Xperia 1, a device we've head plenty of in the past few weeks. And it seems that the leaks that burst forth last week were indeed accurate. The phone's unique selling point is its screen. There's a 6.5 inch OLED screen with 3840x1644 resolution. Yep, that's a 4K OLED panel on a smartphone. Being it a 21:9 aspect ratio though, the Xperia 1 is notably tall. It's almost 20mm taller than the standard Samsung Galaxy S10, and around...

  • Huge leak: Sony Xperia 1 flagship, three other phones leak ahead of MWC

    Well, there goes another surprise. Sony is the latest company to suffer from a huge info leak just prior to its MWC 2019 press event, spilling a list of specs of its latest devices. The exclusive by 91Mobiles suggests that four phones are planned -- one flagship in the form of the Xperia 1, two mid-rangers in the form of the Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus, and one budget device in the Xperia L3. The Sony Xperia 1 The most interesting device on the list, of course, is the Xperia 1. Read more: Sony’s simplifying its naming scheme with the royal purple ‘Xperia...

  • Sony’s simplifying its naming scheme with the royal purple ‘Xperia 1’

    According to serial leaker Evan Blass, Sony is set to simplify its confusing smartphone nomenclature with its latest flagship. The Sony Xperia XZ4 will reportedly be called the Sony Xperia 1 from now on. Simple as you like. Blass also posted a render of the device in purple. And not the usual shimmering colours we're used to seeing on modern phones. No. Deep, glorious purple. https://twitter.com/evleaks/status/1098647371544780800 Other specifications haven't been updated in new leaks, but expect a 21:9 screen which will feature 4K resolution (woof) and HDR support, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset, 6GB of RAM, and at least 128GB of internal storage. The...

  • 3 phones we can’t wait to see at MWC 2019

    The world's biggest annual smartphone expo is now just a few weeks away. MWC is like Christmas in February, but for smartphone journalists and power users. Each year, the globe's biggest brands -- combined with a few up and coming surprises -- descend on Barcelona to peacock their wares. But while some phones are almost confirmed to be showcased at the event, other manufacturers haven't quite made their intentions concrete. We take a look at the devices we'll definitely see launched in Spain in February, while rating the likelihood of the others making an appearance. Sony Xperia XZ4 Sony is set for a big...

  • PlayStation Plus users are getting 90GB more cloud storage, ‘For Honor’ in Feb

    In its monthly free game announcement, PlayStation revealed that Plus members will see an increase to their cloud storage capacity from 10GB to 100GB. "With cloud storage, you can save your game progress and character profiles on one PS4 system, and then continue the game on another system later without losing progress," the company explained. The buffed storage space will be available from February for PlayStation Plus subscribers. As for PlayStation Plus' free games for February, gamers can look forward to For Honor and Hitman: The Complete First Season. PS3 and PS Vita games are also on the line up, but both platforms...

  • Sony Alpha a6400 E-mount camera announced for $900

    Sony on Wednesday revealed the latest addition to its Alpha mirrorless range, the e6400 E-mount camera. "The a6400 brings many of Sony's most advanced technologies from their acclaimed full-frame lineup to a compact, lightweight APS-C camera," said the company in a press release. According to Sony, the mirrorless camera features the world's fastest autofocus system, along with advanced AF eye-tracking capabilities. Sony's AI-toting Real-time Eye AF and Real-time Tracking systems also feature, and can process eye movement and information such as colour and distance. The Alpha a6400 also features 4K video recording and a tiltable touch screen, aimed at creatives. "The new camera is...

  • Sony (finally) enables cross-play for Rocket League on the PS4

    If your friends own an Xbox One or any other modern platform and you a PlayStation 4, we have good news for you. Fortnite is no longer the only game available on Sony's cross-play beta. The company today added Psyonix's manic car-football-crossover Rocket League to the list. This now opens the digital doors for you to play alongside and against gamers on the Nintendo Switch, PC (Steam), and Xbox One via the PlayStation 4. The move, according to Psyonix, covers all echelons of play, including Casual, Competitive and Extra Modes. The developer notes that cross-play is enabled in game by default, but for...