Given the quantity of rumors that are floating around, it’s hard to think that we won’t be seeing a Sony phablet intermediate-size phone/tablet device in the near future. One of the folks over at ePrice is claiming that the Xperia ZU (for “Ultra”) will come with a 6.44-inch, 1,920 x 1,080 IPS LCD display with a pixel density of 342ppi. Internals-wise, it’s said to run a 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 with 2GB RAM, 16GB storage and a 64GB microSD card slot, as well as a 3,000mAh non-removable battery. On the imaging front, there’s a 8-megapixel Exmor RS sensor primary camera and a 1.3-megapixel Exmor R up front. The same tipster let slip that the ZU won’t come with a stylus, but will be receptive to third-party styluses and should arrive on June 25th, so we’ll be waiting for an invite to Sony’s July 4th Paris launch with bated breath.
Adding two more gems in it 2013 Xperia line-up, Sony announced to launch the Xperia M and Xperia M Dual. The devices fall in mid price range but are based on the Xperia Z fame OmniBalance design.
Sony Xperia M features a 4-inch, 480×800 pixels, display running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS. Powered by Dual core 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, it packs Adreno 305 GPU and 1GB ram. For camera lovers, it has a 5MP Autofocus camera with LED flash at the back which can also record videos of up to 720p HD resolution. For video calling, it packs a 0.3 MP camera on the front.
Other features of the device include 4GB internal storage, Memory card slot to integrate up to 32GB of external memory and 1750 mAH battery. ON connectivity front, it features 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, DLNA, Micro USB etc.
The device will hit the stores in Q3 and would come in White, Purple, Black and Yellow colors.
Needless to say Sony Xperia M Dual is the dual SIM variant sharing exactly same set of specifications.
Sony has officially announced the Jelly Bean 4.1 Android update for Xperia S, Xperia Acro S and Xperia SL. After a lot of false alarms going around the web related to the software update, Sony Mobile Team has now Tweeted that JB update is rolling out for these devices. Company also added that Xperia Ion will be the next device in the series to receive the Jelly Bean update.
A lot of users at the Xperia Blog have been reporting to receive the Jelly Bean 4.1 update on their Xperia devices. So if you are waiting for the update then wait for some time and your mobile might prompt you to install the update automatically. Make sure you have checked the Scheduled Checking option in the settings menu under the Software update section of your device.
You can also update your devices using the Sony PC Companion application too. To update manually you will first need to download the update package from the Sony Website and then follow the instructions in the Sony PC Companion Application.
Currently the change log in the software is not available from Sony regarding the upgraded features in Xperia S, Xperia SL and Xperia Arco S. But, we are sure that your music and media applications will be upgraded with the new features for sure. If you have received the Jelly Bean 4.1 update on your Xperia devices then let us know in the comments about the new software experience.