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Today Sony is following up on one of its newer form-factors that the company had introduced last year with the Xperia 5. The new Xperia 5 II (read as mark two), follows up on the smaller flagship sibling device, retaining its form-factor, but also substantially improving its design as well as maintaining an almost complete feature-parity with the bigger Xperia 1 II. The new phone also sets out to differentiate itself from other Sony offerings: the company seemingly has focused on the more gaming-centric usability of the device even though externally it does not have the flair of a gaming phone. With a new internal heat dissipation system and a 120Hz refresh rate OLED and 240Hz sample rate touch input, the Xperia 5 II punches...

Sony Announces PS5 Pricing: $499 For Regular Console, $399 For Digital Edition

At Sony’s PlayStation 5 Showcase this afternoon, the final (and much awaited) pieces of the puzzle with regards to the console’s launch have dropped: pricing and a release date. Sony’s...

85 by Ryan Smith 5 days ago

Altair Semiconductor Renames to Sony Semiconductor Israel

Today, after more than four years of being acquired by Sony, Altair Semiconductor is renaming itself as Sony Semiconductor Israel. The IoT focused company over the last few years...

4 by Andrei Frumusanu on 7/21/2020

Storage Matters: Why Xbox and Playstation SSDs Usher In A New Era of Gaming

A new generation of gaming consoles is due to hit the market later this year, and the hype cycle for the Xbox Series X and Playstation 5 has been...

197 by Billy Tallis on 6/12/2020

Sony Teases PlayStation 5 Design

Today during Sony’s “The Future of Gaming” show where the company and its partners revealed a slew of next-generation game titles, we also had a first glimpse of the...

114 by Andrei Frumusanu on 6/11/2020

Sony Announces New Xperia 1 II Flagship, Teases Xperia PRO

Today Sony announces the successor to last year’s Xperia 1 flagship phone, the new Xperia 1 II, as well as teasing a new interesting device in the form of...

120 by Andrei Frumusanu on 2/24/2020

AnandTech Year In Review 2019: Flagship Mobile

2019 is coming to an end, and it’s time again to look back at what the industry has brought us. This year, we saw a lot of hardware improvements...

54 by Andrei Frumusanu on 12/26/2019

Sony to Build New Fab to Boost CMOS Sensor Output

Sony this week has revealed that the company will be building a new semiconductor fab to boost output of its CMOS sensors, as part of a broader effort to...

16 by Anton Shilov on 11/1/2019

Sony’s Micro LED-Based Ultra-HD TVs Available to Consumers: 2K to 16K Resolutions, up to 790-Inches

Sony this month started to offer its Micro LED-based displays to well-funded consumers. Officially branded as Crystal LED direct view display systems (aka CLEDIS), these ultra high-end products were...

47 by Anton Shilov on 9/19/2019

The Sony Xperia 1 Review: A 21:9 Take of the World

Sony is a company that we don’t talk nearly as much about as one would expect when it comes to their smartphones. In fact, here at AnandTech we had...

75 by Andrei Frumusanu on 7/26/2019

Sony's Flagship Xperia 1 21:9 Smartphone Gets a Launch Date: July 12th for $950

Sony has finally given its flagship Xperia 1 smartphone an official launch date and price. The handset, which features a large 21:9 OLED display that supports wide color gamuts...

35 by Anton Shilov on 5/17/2019

Sony Teases Next-Gen PlayStation: Custom AMD Chip with Zen 2 CPU & Navi GPU, SSD Too

After years of speculation about what could be and what Sony may be up to, the company is finally starting to ramp up the long launch cycle for their...

187 by Ryan Smith on 4/16/2019

Sony Develops 16K Display: A 783-Inch ‘Crystal LED’ Screen

Sony has shown at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) trade show that it had developed a screen featuring a 16K resolution that uses its Crystal LED technology. The...

18 by Anton Shilov on 4/11/2019

Sony Xperia 1, the Long 21:9 Smartphone, Available for Pre-Order

When Sony introduced its Xperia 1 flagship smartphone at MWC 2019, the company disclosed all technical specifications, but omitted two important details: pricing and launch date. This month some...

25 by Anton Shilov on 3/15/2019

Sony Has a Prototype 5G mmWave Xperia Smartphone

Numerous manufacturers of smartphones either launched or demonstrated prototypes of their 5G handsets at this year's Mobile World Congress. While many of the handsets shown off supported sub-6GHz 5G...

11 by Anton Shilov on 3/6/2019

The Sony Xperia 1: A Long 21:9 HDR 4K OLED Smartphone

Being a high-tech company with multiple divisions, Sony can fetch technologies from various units to build products with unique qualities. At Mobile World Congress 2019 the company introduced its...

20 by Anton Shilov on 2/27/2019

Sony's $100 PlayStation Classic: Available December 2018 with 20 Games

Sony’s PlayStation game console made a strong influence on the entertainment industry when it was launched in 1994. Having been sold in quantities of over 104 million units globally...

25 by Anton Shilov on 9/19/2018

Sony Launches The Xperia XZ3: First Sony OLED Smartphone

Today Sony launched the successor to this year’s not-so-old XZ2 which was released only 6 months ago at MWC. The new XZ3 is an iterative design over the XZ2...

38 by Andrei Frumusanu on 8/30/2018

Sony Unveils Xperia XA2 Plus Mid-Range Phone: 6-Inch, 2160x1080, SD630

Sony has introduced its new Xperia XA2 Plus ‘performance mainstream’ smartphone that is positioned above the rest of the Xperia XA2 series, but below the high-end XZ2 range. The...

17 by Anton Shilov on 7/12/2018

Sony’s Open-Ear Xperia Ear Duo Available for Pre-Order, Set to Ship in Late May

Sony this week began to take pre-orders on its open-ear Xperia Ear Duo headset. The non-obstructive device has been in development for years and is designed to allow a...

11 by Anton Shilov on 5/2/2018

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