Sony Xperia XZ1

Sony Xperia XZ2 tip has the iPhone X effect

Sony Xperia XZ2 tip has the iPhone X effect

Today we're having a peek at a set of leaked specifications for Sony's next flagship phone, and something rings familiar. What we're looking at here is a device that has a smaller body than a recent Xperia phone, but with a display that's bigger than an older Xperia with a similar-sized body. Almost like it fits right in the middle.

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Xperia XZ1 now available in the US, no fingerprint scanner

Xperia XZ1 now available in the US, no fingerprint scanner

At IFA 2017 late last month, Sony unveiled its second attempt at putting out a flagship for the second half of the year. And this time, Sony almost gets the formula right. Well, almost. The Xperia XZ1 is now ready for purchase in the US, unlocked and from Amazon, and it rightly doesn’t carry the high price of the Xperia XZ Premium launched a few months back. Sadly, Sony continues to deprive its US customers with a feature that has become more or less standard on any smartphone, to the extent that even Apple has been criticized for removing it. Yes, it still doesn’t support a fingerprint sensor.

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Netflix HDR now works on these three new phones

Netflix HDR now works on these three new phones

4K might still not be a thing, despite what Sony wants to make out of it, but HDR seems to be the next hot thing on premium smartphones. But as with any new entertainment trend, the problem is whether there’s content available to take advantage of the new technology. Fortunately, Netflix is coming to HDR’s rescue by enabling HDR mobile support for the Sony Xperia XZ1, the LG V30, and, of course, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.

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Sony Xperia XZ1 hands-on with XZ1 Compact

Sony Xperia XZ1 hands-on with XZ1 Compact

Sony has two new Android phones for 2017, the Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ1 Compact, and they'll be among the first wave of Android 8.0 Oreo devices. Unveiled at IFA 2017 today, the two handsets each wrap Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 in a sleek, if unobtrusive, chassis, while Sony's engineers go cherry-picking the best of the tech from their counterparts in the photography, gaming, and TV divisions.

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