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Sony confirms Android 9.0 Pie update for its Xperia smartphones

By: Rohan Pal, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi Last updated : August 17, 2018 11:52 am

The brand has confirmed that the Xperia XZ2, XZ2 Premium, XZ2 Compact, Xperia XZ Premium, XZ1 and XZ1 Compact will be among the first to get their hands on the latest version of Android.
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Sony has officially confirmed the list of devices that will be updated to the latest Android 9.0 Pie operating system. The list includes its range of flagship of smartphones.

 

The brand has confirmed that the Xperia XZ2, XZ2 Premium, XZ2 Compact, Xperia XZ Premium, XZ1 and XZ1 Compact will be among the first to get their hands on the latest version of Android. Sony will roll out the upgrade starting from November.  Further, the brand has revealed that XA2, XA2 Ultra and XA2 Plus devices are expected to get the latest update from early 2019.

 

  Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium Sony Xperia XZ2 Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact Sony Xperia XZ1
Display 5.5-inch 4K HDR 5.7-inch Full HD 5.0-inch Full HD 5.2-inch Full HD
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC
Memory 4GB + 64GB 6GB + 64GB 4GB + 64GB 4GB + 64GB
Software Android 8.1 Oreo Android 8.1 Oreo Android 8.1 Oreo Android 8.1 Oreo
Rear 19 MP 19 MP 19 MP 19 MP
Selfie Camera 13 MP 5 MP 5 MP 13 MP
Battery 3230mAh 3180mAh 2870mAh 2700mAh
Launch Price Rs 59,990 Rs 72,990 N/A Rs 44,990

 

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This contradicts a previous report, which suggested that Sony will roll out Android 9.0 Pie update starting from September. Also, it is important to note that the brand has not whether the Xperia XA1 series of smartphones will get the latest update or not and there is no word about the first-generation Xperia X and Xperia XZ will be updated with Pie or not.

 

  Sony Xperia XA2 Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
Display 5.2-inch Full HD 6.0-inch Full HD 6.0-inch Full HD
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC
Memory 3GB + 64GB 4GB + 64GB 6GB + 64GB
Software Android 8.1 Oreo Android 8.1 Oreo Android 8.1 Oreo
Rear 23 MP 23 MP 23 MP
Selfie Camera 8 MP 8 MP 8 MP
Battery 3300mAh 3580mAh 3580mAh
Launch Price NA NA NA

 

To recall, the latest Android 9.0 Pie version comes loaded with a host of interesting features. To start with, the new version of Android is equipped with lots of wellness features with Dashboard, which analyses the amount of time one speed on an application.

 

Then there is a new DND mode that turns the display in greyscale, while the Wind Down mode switches on Night Light when you are going to bed. Apart from this, there are new gesture controls, a new pill-shaped icon for navigations, refined notifications and Quick Settings, vertical volume controls and new power menu among others.

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