Sony Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact: New Flagship Leak Ahead of MWC

A new leak reveals that Sony is planning two new flagship device: the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact smartphones.  These leaked details surfaced ahead of Sony’s Mobile World Congress.


According to VentureBeat’s Evan Blass, Sony is expected to announce a new 5.7-inch device which is a follow model of last year’s XZ smartphone. This device, he said, will be the XZ2 along with XZ2 Compact model which is a bit smaller of 5.0-inch device.



The popular phone tipster claimed that Sony’s XZ2 and XZ2 Compact smartphones will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 processor. The phone will be running with Google’s Android Oreo mobile operating system.



And here’s the good news: Sony users might avail the XZ’s Premium offering a 19-megapixel, f/1.8 camera. Included also is the phone’s rear fingerprint sensor, a departure of the usual button-based sensors.



What’s the difference between XZ2 and XZ2 Compact phones?



Many are asking as to the difference between XZ2 and XZ2 Compact smartphones. But the obvious reason would be the size. Regarding the physical design, XZ2 offers glass on both sides. It also supports wireless charging plus the usual USB-C. Meanwhile, the XZ2 Compact phone features a polycarbonate case back but without support for wireless charging.


Moreover, the XZ2 model will also have a new feature which it adds a haptic feedback to audio, among others.



What do you think of Sony’s new smartphone models?


Sony Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra: Wide Angle Selfies, Anyone?

Sony is taking smartphones to a different level with Sony Xperia XA2.  Ahead of CES 2018, the company has unveiled a trio of its latest Xperias, brewing an atmosphere of competition with its rivals in the smartphone market.


Obviously, Sony did not wait for the Mobile World Congress to happen. It is a fact that other smartphone brands like Samsung, Apple, among others are also expected to reveal plans for their smartphones.


Sony Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra: Specs, Features


Now, here’s what you need to know about the Sony’s Xperia XA2. The company’s new smartphone is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 630 chipsets. Xperia XA2 is expected to have a 3GB of RAM. The phone sports a 5.2-inch display with 1080p resolution.


Apart from its classy design, Sony’s new smartphone would sport a good camera. All the latest models would have an impressive 23-megapixel sensors coupled with hybrid autofocus technology. On top of these, what is amazing is the phone’s support for 4K video recording plus 120fps slow-motion shooting.


Sony’s Xperia XA2 could also perform better in low-light as it is now capable of shooting with ISO 12,800. And when you flip the phone, a gorgeous 8-megapixel wide angle camera with a 120-degree wide-angle lens would really surprise you.


Meanwhile, the Sony’s XA2 Ultra, would be powered with the same Snapdragon 630 chipset, But it would come out with 4GB of RAM, either 32 or 64GB of internal storage with a bigger 6-inch, full HD screen.


What do you think of Sony’s latest smartphones? Leave us a comment below!


A universal charger for all cellphones

Having multiple phones at home or office can be mind boggling at times. Those coiled cords of different devices can eat up your time as you try to uncover the maze-like entanglement that they are in.

Though there are universal chargers out there in the market, nobody really stands out from the rest. Each has their own strengths and weaknesses. In stores and shops, sales personal have been bragging about how this and that charger can breathe life into your dying smartphone.

But in the World Mobile Congress being held in Barcelona, industry players are trying to find a way to create one universal charger that would be compatible to all devices.

The International Union has requested that all manufacturers have the same mobile charger by 2014.

According to Flavio Cuchietti of the latter, “It has been announced so many times and the customers are still waiting for it. Our intention is not to punish an industry or to block their development. Our intention is to find a solution that is viable, adding extra complexity and extra cost, but in the end we get to a universal solution.”

Will a universal charger be a reality or would this been just a figment of our imaginative minds? This would certainly help the chaos that is being brought to us by multiple chargers.

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Mobile World Congress Day 1 updates

The Mobile World Congress kicked off Friday with a bang. Being one of the biggest tech trade shows in the world, the MWC surely has its fair share of surprises. So far, the MWC has delivered in its first day.

Two popular things for the day are quad core phones and devices with Android 4.0 or more popularly known as the Ice Cream Sandwich. Of the three major phone developers, only one had no quad core phone to unveil.

Huawei surprised all of us with their Ascend D smartphones. Their latest phone the Ascend D Quad surely is very great. But can they up the ante of the company that is behind the market leaders? That is question that needs to be addressed.

LG is also doing the quad core dance with their LG Optimus 4X HD. This latest phone uses a veritable Nvidia Tegra 3 processor and has a 4.7 inch HD display. The company has also confirmed about the development of another device that is being pitted directly against the Samsung Galaxy Note.

Samsung showcased its latest development in the Galaxy Beam, a smartphone that has an internal projector. Sound great but can they keep up with other features of other aggressive companies?

Sony is relaunching their mobile brand. Unfortunately, they are still dual core and runs on the old Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The Xperia P and Xperia U are Sony’s ticket to the market. Can they survive the divorce they had with Ericsson? We will soon find out in the months to come.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 to be announced at MWC?

Is Samsung going to give us a big surprise in this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona?

Rumors have it that the company is going to launch its 10.1 version of their Galaxy Note phone and tablet hybrid in the convention. Reports have it that they are going to unveil a larger version of the 5.3 inch Android at the annual mobile expo.

The basis for the reports is the Galaxy Note 10.1 name is shown on a Samsung MWC Developer Day invitation and a casting call note requesting a “Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 user” for a commercial has emerged.

Samsung will boast excellent lines in the large tablet market as they already have the Galaxy Tab 10.1. Although the success of the device is still in doubt due to the lawsuits that Apple, Inc. has filed against the gadget that alleges that the Samsung phone was a replica of their iPad.

If the Galaxy Note is in trouble, would the company develop a new and a much more different device so as to avoid the lawsuits which they currently have? If that’s the case then this Galaxy Note would definitely be the answer since it isn’t only a tablet, it’s also a phone.

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