Not too long ago, there were only a trio of smartphone devices that come with support for Netflix’s HDR streaming feature -- namely LG’s G6 and V30 flagship handsets, as well as Sony’s Xperia XZ Premium.
Sony has taken the opportunity to formally introduce a couple of new additions to its expanding XZ lineup of smartphones -- the Xperia XZ1 and the Xperia XZ1 Compact. The latest from the Japanese phone maker should basically serve as upgraded versions of last year’s Xperia XZ and XZ Compact.
Recently this week, Sony unveiled their latest flagship smartphone in India. The device, called the Xperia XZ Premium, is the first to carry 4K High Dynamic Range (HDR) display on its 5.5 inch screen. In addition to this, the smartphone is the first device to run Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor in India. Another notable feat for the Xperia XZ Premium is that it is the second device to support gigabit LTE next to Samsung’s Galaxy S8.
Sony has officially confirmed the pricing and availability details of its newest Xperia X smartphone offerings -- the Xperia XZ and the Xperia X Compact. For the full size Xperia XZ, it will be made available in the United States mobile market on October 2nd of this year at a suggested retail price of $700. As for the smaller Xperia X Compact, it will hit store shelves in America this coming September 25th at a price of $500.
Back in February early this year at the annual Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona, Spain, Sony took the opportunity to introduce three new devices, the Xperia X, the Xperia XA, and the Xperia X Performance, which make up a brand new family of Xperia devices. Sony has since unveiled a new addition, the Xperia XA Ultra, less than a month ago. Interested buyers might have been wondering when these Xperia X handsets will hit American shores.
Back in February, Sony spoke about its upcoming Xperia X smartphone lineup and how it would be focusing on its camera. Considering it has been a while since Sony has released a best selling smartphone, this would be something for its loyal fans to look forward to.
Sony has enjoyed strong brand recognition over the years, especially when people talk about television sets, home entertainment gadgets, and video game consoles (PlayStation). But when it comes to mobile devices, not many people know that the Japanese tech giant also makes and releases smartphone devices. Sony has grown to become a global brand in past decades, but in the United States smartphone market, Sony Mobile has painfully little presence amidst the Samsungs and Apples of the world. This year, the company is as committed as ever in remedying that.
The Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact smartphones have been made available by Sony in European regions and other markets for a number of months now. However, the Japanese tech giant has not launched these two flagship devices yet in the United States. That is about to change as the company recently revealed that the Xperia Z5 and the Xperia Z5 Compact will be hitting the US market unlocked on February 7th of this year by way of Amazon, Best Buy, and B&H. The handsets will come with a price of $599 and $499, respectively.
Everybody wants to enjoy the super crisp renderings of Ultra HD 4K videos, but they do often are expensive and require a considerable amount of battery power. We know that that 4K screens will eventually become cheaper down the road, but what of 4K energy efficiency? Fortunately, Fujitsu and Kogakuin University are teaming up to come up with a solution for exactly that.
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