Ahead of Sony’s media event at IFA 2018, the Xperia XZ3 is now revealed thanks to Roland Quandt. This is Sony Mobile’s latest flagship smartphone which looks like an incremental update to its current Xperia XZ2 that was launched during MWC 2018.
The Sony Xperia XZ Premium is the world’s first smartphone to feature a high-resolution 4K HDR display and 960fps super slow-mo. When it was launched in Malaysia, it had a hefty price tag of RM3,399. If you’re still interested in this device, Sony Mobile Malaysia has just announced a price cut of RM700.
UPDATE: Sony Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact are now official in Malaysia. Price starts from RM2,899.
Not interested with the Samsung Galaxy S9? Does the Huawei P20 not light a fire in your loins? Well, there is good news because next week you’re going to have another brand new smartphone vying for the precious ringgits in your wallet. Who’s excited for the new Sony Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact?
Just yesterday, serial leakster @evleaks has shared a couple of renders of Sony’s upcoming flagship, the Xperia XZ2. As revealed earlier, the Xperia XZ2/XZ2 Compact will feature a “Full Display” 18:9 screen and a new design that has a curved back. If you want to see more, he has just tweeted the full colour options for both models.
It’s no secret that I’m not a big fan of Sony’s mid-range handsets. It didn’t matter if it was the budget mid-range option or their premium mid-range handset, they were never attractive from a price-to-performance perspective. But to be fair, this problem wasn’t unique to Sony’s mid-range devices because their flagships were grossly overpriced too.
That is, until they launched the Xperia XZ1. Sony’s newest 2017 flagship finally showed us that hey, maybe they’re listening after all because with that handset, the company went from making god-awful value smartphones to just making debatably bad value smartphones.
Fresh from CES 2018, Sony Mobile Malaysia has introduced its new Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra. These are their latest mid-range smartphones that are designed to take on the selfie-centric market that’s heavily dominated by the likes of OPPO, vivo and Huawei. Unlike its previous XA and XA1 smartphones, the new Xperia XA2 series is now powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 630 processor.
Sony is expected to launch its new smartphones at the upcoming MWC 2018 in Barcelona. Ahead of its big reveal, one of its new devices has just appeared on our Malaysian SIRIM database. The is the Xperia XA2 Ultra phablet and it replaces its current 6.0″ Xperia XA1 Ultra.
If you don’t like MediaTek processors, you’ll be happy to know that the next XA device will be getting a different chip.
One of Sony Mobile‘s biggest criticisms is of their apparent lack of desire to redesign their handsets — recycling the same old look over and over again. Well, it’s that and the fact that, up until recently, Sony’s handsets have been awful value for money.
For 2018, it looks like Sony could be fixing at least one of those problems.
UPDATE: The Xperia XZ1 Compact is now available in Malaysia.
If you’re looking for an Android flagship that’s compact to hold, the Xperia XZ1 Compact is probably the best bet right now. Announced at IFA 2017, the Xperia XZ1 is the smallest Snapdragon 835 powered smartphone and it runs on Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box.