This week the folks at Sony have revealed two new large-display-toting smartphones, both of them with rather similar specifications and an aim for international release. Both the Sony Xperia T2 Ultra and the Sony Xperia T2 Ultra dual work with 6-inch displays with 720p resolution and TRILUMINOUS technology alongside the company's own Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 for mobile. They've got 1.1-megapixel cameras up front, 13-megapixel cameras around the back, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core 1.4GHz processor inside with 1GB of RAM.
Inside the Sony Xperia E1 you'll find one massively powerful speaker - that's the headliner item in this device, while everything else pales, ever so slightly. Of course as Sony doesn't want to be caught with a phone that only does one thing, you'll also find powers like "shake-to-shuffle" for music and Sony's newest "WALKMAN" app - as well as a 30 day pass for Sony's Entertainment Network music streaming service. There's a 4-inch display up front, too.
There's a collection of Android 4.4 KitKat software updates coming to the likes of Sony Xperia devices soon, with Sony suggesting which will get what where this afternoon. Sony's upgrade schedule includes both updates to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean as well as Android 4.4 KitKat, so you'll want to pay close attention to which device you've got and how far it'll go on the Android software train soon.
Word has it that Sony is preparing a media event in Shanghai next month, something that is expected to be the unveiling point for two new Xperia handsets, the Xperia Z1S and the Xperia Tianchi. Though nothing is official yet, the phones are likely heading to China first, after which point their other destinations -- if any are planned -- are unknown. More information will likely surface in the coming weeks, but until then, we have some specs on both phones after the jump.
Sony has taken a bit of a surprise route with its Xperia Tablet Z, releasing a special edition for chefs and cooking enthusiasts called the Xperia Tablet Z: Kitchen Edition. Offering all the hardware particulars as its non-niche cousin, the Kitchen Edition is also loaded with a variety of content related to cooking, as well as some accessories.
The Sony Xperia M first made its appearance in early June, with Sony showing off the handset and a dual-SIM variation of it with a promise that it would launch in the third quarter of this year. Such a time has come, with the handset first going on sale in Asia and Europe, and now showing up for U.S. customers at the Sony Store.
In an effort to create a bridge between standard smartphones and high-powered cameras, Sony has this week unveiled their Lens-Style Camera series with the Sony QX100 and QX10. These devices are also known as the Sony Cyber-shot QX100 and Sony Cyber-shot QX10, but you'll likely see them referred to by their shortened names out in the wild more often than not. These devices were made by Sony for hobby photographers who wish to photograph or take video of everyday events, sharing them immediately thereafter. Attaching a Lens-Style Camera to your smartphone is as easy as a tap (with NFC) and a hook-up physically with an extendable magnetic attachment piece.
Leaks dealing with the Sony Honami have been plentiful. And thankfully, more recently we began seeing some teasing come direct from Sony as well. Sony will be announcing the Honami during IFA and the handset is expected to arrive as the Xperia Z1. While Sony has yet to confirm the full set of specs, we have seen just about everything leak and as of today it looks like the official press images have surfaced by way of an unnamed Asian retailer. UPDATE: You may want to check out the full leaked specifications for the Z1 now as well.