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Sony is reinforcing its mid-range lineup, by announcing the availability and local pricing of its ultimate “dual selfie” smartphone, the Xperia XA2 Ultra, which features a huge 6-inch Full HD display and dual front cameras. At the core of the XA2 Ultra is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor, along with 4GB of RAM and up to 64GB of storage with microSD card support. At the rear is a 23MP rear camera that comes with features like SteadyShot, Hybrid Autofocus, and 5x Clear Image Zoom. It can also record 4K and 120fps slow-motion videos. At the front is a dual camera system that utilizes a 16MP main sensor with OIS, along with an 8MP secondary shooter with a wide-angle lens. The device runs on Sony’s custom skin on top of Android Oreo, and packs a 3,580mAh battery with Qnovo Adaptive Charging and Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 compatibility. The Sony Xperia XA2…

Sony has just announced the availability and local pricing of its newest mid-ranger, the Xperia L2, packed with a 5.5-inch display and a wide-angle front camera for including more subjects and scenery to your shots. The device is powered by a Mediatek MT6737T quad-core processor, along with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage expandable via a microSD card. At the back is a 13MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture, and an ISO that can go as high as 3200, while the front houses an 8MP camera with an aperture of f/2.4, and a 120° wide angle lens. Other features include NFC and a USBType-C interface. It runs on Sony’s Xperia UI on top of Android  Nougat, and packs a 3,300mAh battery with Qnovo Adapative Charging. Sony Xperia L2 Specs: MediaTek MT6737T quad-core processor 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage expandable up to 256GB with a microSD card 5.5-inch HD display with Gorilla…

The alleged Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact, rumored to be announced at MWC has been leaked in a comment in one of the posts in xperiablog. According to Grisha, the commenter, the image below is the prototype of the device, sporting a curved bottom, which is a clear deviation from the original block type design from Sony. Grisha also revealed some of its final features and one of these is that it has no 3.5mm headphone jack. The XZ2 Compact’s fingerprint sensor will be in the back part of the device like the Sony XA2 model. Source

With Sony confirming that it will be present at the Mobile World Congress Press Event in Barcelona in a few weeks, it’s safe to say that they’ll be unveiling the next high-end flagship phones that will make Sony fanboys giddy. No leaked image yet but test benchmark shows that a certain “Sony Xperia XZ2 Pro” (yes, that “Pro” moniker means that it’s a beast) will be running Android 8.1 Oreo with a screen size of 424 x 848 pixels.  We know that  an Experia XZ2 variant is launching soon, thanks to a carrier accidentally outing the said phone. Rumored specs for the flagship phone include Snapdragon 845 SoC, Dual rear camera setup (18MP + 12MP), 13MP front shooter, 6GB RAM, 64GB/128GB storage options 3,420mAh battery. We’re holding our collective breath on this one. Stay tuned. Source

Sony recently announced an impressive addition to their full-frame mirrorless camera line and its expanding full-frame E-mount lens models—the α7R III and the FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS Standard Zoom. Stable Shooter Thanks to an evolutionary leap in image processing power and efficiency, the new α7R III combines immense capabilities and a compact, lightweight body making it an extremely versatile and reliable tool for photographers, videographers, and all types multi-media creators. The 35mm full-frame, 42.MP high-resolution, back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS image sensor utilizes a gapless on-chip lens design and AR (anti-reflective) coating on the surface of the sensor’s seal glass. This dramatically improves light collection efficiency that results in high sensitivity with low-noise performance and wide dynamic range. It’s also equipped with an innovative 5-axis optical image stabilization system, resulting in a 5.5 step5 shutter speed advantage—the world’s highest[1] compensation performance. This results in photographs that have less blur—fit for…

The Sony Xperia XZ Premium is one of the Japanese tech giant’s entries into the high-end segment. It sports a stunning 4K display, a Snapdragon 835, and a camera that’s not only touted to offer great photos, but specializes in video recording as well. I wanted to find out why this phone was dubbed as best new smartphone at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Berlin, so I took it for a spin with our own tests, and here’s what I think. Sony Xperia XZ Premium Specs: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Octa-Core Processor 4GB of RAM, 64 GB of Internal Storage Expandable via MicroSD Card 5.5-inch 4K Triluminos Display with HDR, Gorilla Glass 5 19MP Motion Eye Rear Camera, 1/2.3″ Exmor RS, f/2.0, SteadyShot, Anti-Distortion shutter, Predictive Capture, 4K Video Recording, 720p at 960fps Slow Motion 13MP Front Camera, 1/3.06″ Exmor RS, f/2.4 1Gbps LTE USB Type-C Android 7.1 Nougat 3,230mAh…

Sony seems to be gearing up for yet another Xperia, as a recent listing on benchmarking site GFXBench revealed the Sony H4233, a device with a huge 6-inch display and runs on Android Oreo. The device is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon chip along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. It also sports 21MP and 15MP cameras at the back and front respectively. There’s no other information on what this device’s actual name will be, or when it will be launched or announced. But we can probably expect to see it soon. Source: GFXBench

Sony Interactive Entertainment Hong Kong recently announced the release of the NBA 2K18 PlayStation 4 Bundle for the Philippine Market on September 19, and will soon be available in PlayStation Authorized Dealers and gaming retailers nationwide. You’ll be able to buy a Jet Black PS4 Pro bundled with the Standard Edition of the highly-anticipated game with NBA Superstar Kyrie Irving on the cover, along with a DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller, and a one-year extended warranty service voucher card. NBA 2K18 is the latest installment of the 2K Series played by many fans of the sport all over the globe and also enjoyed by NBA players themselves. This year’s edition promises a more true-to-life gaming experience with some new and exciting features such as the Neighborhood, a unique storyline mode where players can interact with each other on their quest for NBA stardom. Experiences and rating will depend on the player’s…

Apart from the high-end XZ1, Sony also launched its newest mid-range device into the Philippine market, the Sony Xperia XA1 Plus. The Xperia XA1 Plus has a 5.5-inch Full HD display, and is powered by a MediaTek Helio P20 octa-core processor clocked at 2.3GHz along with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage with microSD card support. The Xperia XA1 Plus is equipped with a 23MP rear camera with Hybrid Autofocus, 5x Clear Image Zoom, and Steadyshot, while the 8MP Exmor R front camera lets you take beautiful looking selfies no matter what the condition. Other features include NFC, LTE Cat 4/6, Bluetooth 4.2, aptX support for better audio, and a USB Type-C interface. The XA1 Plus packs a 3430mAh battery with QNOVO adaptive charging, as well as Sony’s pump express+ 2.0 quick charging technology. It runs on Android Nougat out of the box. Sony Xperia XA1 Plus Specs:…

Sony announced a couple of new smartphones at this year’s IFA in Berlin. And now, one of them has finally arrived in the Philippine market, meet the Sony Xperia XZ1. The Xperia XZ1 is IP68 certified for water and dust resistance, and sports an all new design with a familiar minimalist approach. It has a 5.2-inch Full HD display protected by Gorilla Glass 5. Under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor clocked at 2.35GHz, along with 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of built-in storage with microSD card support. For imaging, the Xperia XZ1 is equipped with Sony’s MotionEye Camera, composed of a 19MP sensor with Predictive Capture, which takes a picture  before you actually press the shutter button. Like the XZ Premium, the XZ1 can record both 4K and 960fps super slow motion videos. There’s also a 13MP front facing camera for your selfies. Another notable feature of the XZ1…

At this year’s IFA in Berlin, Sony announced the newest members of its XZ lineup, the Sony Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 compact, both sporting a new design and more powerful hardware. The XZ1 boasts a 5.2-inch Full HD display while the compact boasts a 4.6-inch HD display. Both are protected by Gorilla Glass 5, IP68 certified for water resistance, and run on 4GB of RAM with 64GB and 32GB of internal storage respectively. To start off, both phones are powered by the Snapdragon 835 processor, and are among the first handsets to launch with Android 8.0 Oreo. Both also feature Sony’s MotionEye Camera, which is composed of a 19MP sensor equipped with Predictive Capture, which takes a picture just before you actually press the shutter button. As with the XZ Premium, both are also capable of recording 960fps super slow motion and 4K videos. As for the front camera, the…

Sony has just announced its newest mid-range device at IFA 2017, the Sony Xperia XA1 Plus. The XA1 Plus sports the familiar design of current Xperia devices such as the XA1 and the XA1 Ultra, with metal sides and plastic back. It has a 5.5-inch Full HD display and runs on an octa-core Helio P20 processor along with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The 23MP rear camera features hybrid autofocus, 5x clear image zoom, Steadyshot, and a lightning-fast launch speed of 0.6s. There’s also an 8MP Exmor R front camera for crystal clear selfies. Other features include NFC, LTE Cat 4/6, Bluetooth 4.2, aptX support for better audio, and a USB Type-C interface. The XA1 Plus packs a 3430mAh battery with QNOVO adaptive charging, as well as Sony’s pump express+ 2.0 quick charging technology. It runs on Android Nougat out of the box. The Sony Xperia XA1…

After making its debut at the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, the Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra has finally arrived in Philippine shores! The XA1 Ultra sports a 6-inch Full HD Borderless, Edge-to-Edge Display covered with 2.5D Glass, and is powered by a MediaTek Helio P20 Octa-Core Processor. There’s also 4GB of RAM, and up to 64GB of built-in storage. For imaging, the XA1 Ultra boasts a 23MP main camera that is able to capture subjects with amazing speed and accuracy, thanks to Hybrid Autofocus combined with the quick launch and capture feature. There’s also a 16MP selfie shooter with OIS. It runs on Android Nougat out of the box and packs a 2700mAh battery. The Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra comes in Rainbow White, Black, Pink, and Gold for an SRP of PhP21,990. There’s also a full range of accessories available for a perfect match. Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra Specs MediaTek Helio…

Sony is all about redefining the TV viewing experience. And today, the Japanese company has once again proven its prowess in this segment by introducing its new 4K High Dynamic Range television series. With the advent of video streaming services, 4K UHD Blu-Ray, and PlayStation 4 Gaming, accurate image processing plays a very important role in producing stunning picture quality intended by filmmakers and game developers alike. To provide consumers with more choices of 4K HDR displays, Sony has decided to bring in the BRAVIA OLED in 65″ and 55″ models. The A1E series in particular, combines cutting edge form factor with astonishing picture quality and a great user experience. “Sony is always at the forefront of innovation and we lead the future of television by bringing the new range of 4K HDR TVs, especially the Sony BRAVIA OLED TV. We want to elevate TV viewing experience and bring reality…

Sony has obtained yet another momentous feat at the coveted Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) 2017 awards. TIPA is the most influential photo and imaging product awards across the globe that continuously rewards technological innovation sensitive to the times. Sony was awarded in three categories: Best DSLR Professional Camera won by the a99 II, Best Expert Compact Camera won by the DSC-RX100 V, and Best Action Cam won by the FDR-X3000R. BEST DSLR PROFESSIONAL: α99 II The α99 II has a 42.4MP Exmor R CMOS sensor inside its magnesium alloy body and an enhanced buffer that can handle up to 12 frames per second shooting with AF/AE tracking. ISO range is 100-25,600 expandable to 102,400. The hybrid phase-detection AF system combines a 79-point dedicated sensor with 399-point focal plane sensor, resulting in a 79 hybrid cross AF point array that delivers very impressive high-speed and high accuracy tracking focus. The α99 II records…

Sony just released its presentation for their 2017 Corporate Strategy Meeting and revealed numbers that’ll make your eyes pop. For starters, Sony estimates close to 80 million PS4 units cumulatively by the end of 2017. With just 4 years after launch, the PS4 already sold more than half of the estimated sales of the PS2 – the console with the longest run at 13 years. Not only that, the monthly “active” users of Playstation Network are now at 70 million. One can surmise that these “active” users at least logged in thru consoles and handhelds that are currently supported, namely the PS VITA, PS3 and the PS4. The fact that they mentioned “active” means its a receptive, captured market that can easily be tapped for any new game or peripheral. Developers will want to churn out quality games too due to the huge gamer base. And to us gamers? With Sony’s…

Imagine being in an unfamiliar Mars-like planet on steroids. Its nearby star is just as close as we are to our sun but the lack of an atmosphere can burn you alive in an instant. Anywhere you look is dusty, desolate, and arid. It’s a place that’s just reserved for explorers who all lay it on the line for discovery. Then just when you thought that it couldn’t get any worse, you get separated from your crew letting you, and try to survive on your own with hostile aliens out to get you for lunch. Hooray! Well, that’s not the best part. Instead of just imagining that scenario , why not be in one? That’s the fun proposition of Farpoint – the first Playstation VR title to use the new Aim Controller. Together with the game’s VR mode, you’ll really get a taste of what it’s like to be battling…

Geeky gamers who have an affinity for both the long-running Star Wars franchise and Sony’s PlayStation 4 gaming console will have something new to look forward to this coming November. In a press release sent to us recently by Sony Computer Entertainment Hong Kong Limited Singapore Branch (SCES), we have been informed of the upcoming availability of the Star Wars Battlefront PS4 Bundle with limited edition custom-made PS4s and Dual Shock controllers. Yes, the Sony PS4 as well as the Dual Shock controller for the PS4 will soon be sold as part of a Star Wars Battlefront bundle that is very clearly inspired by none other than Darth Vader. According to the official announcement, the Star Wars Battlefront PS4 Bundle will be released on November 17th, with a suggested retail price of Php 19,990 (around $434 USD). In case you don’t know, Star Wars Battlefront is one of the most…