Sony Stereo Bluetooth Headset SBH80 Launched with HD Voice and NFC

Besides Sony Xperia Z1 Compact aka Xperia Z1C and Sony Xperia Z1s LTE for T-Mobile USA, Sony has also introduced two accessories for Xperia smartphones viz. Sony Magnetic Charging Dock DK32 for Xperia Z1 Compact and Sony Stereo Bluetooth Headset SBH80 with NFC and HD Voice at CES 2014 event.

Sony Stereo Bluetooth Headset SBH80 is a neckband style wireless hands-free headset which supports NFC, HD Voice and Bluetooth exclusively allowing you to take calls hands free and music playback.

Sony Stereo Bluetooth Headset SBH80

Sony Stereo Bluetooth Headset SBH80 works great with any Xperia smartphone and tablet, just pair both with Bluetooth or NFC It weighs as light as 15.8 grams and is fitted with power, play/end music, answer/reject call and next/previous track keys.

Sony Stereo Bluetooth Headset SBH80

Sony Stereo Bluetooth Headset SBH80 Features

  • NFC powered
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • HC voice
  • Active Noise cancellation facility
  • aptX Sound Enhancement
  • Battery – 115 mAh
  • Talk time upto 8 hours and standby time upto 400 hours.
  • Microphone – Dual MEMS
  • 5.8 mm dynamic speaker

Sony Stereo Bluetooth Headset SBH80 – Photo Gallery

Sony Stereo Bluetooth Headset SBH80 – Promo Video

Sony Stereo Bluetooth Headset SBH80 is still under “Coming Soon” tag on Sony’s official product listing and no price tag has been put yet but many online retailer have priced it at £62.49 i.e. $102.55 and is expected to be released in the month of March.

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Sony M51w aka Xperia Z1 Mini Chinese Version CLEAR Pics Leaked – To feature IPS Display ?

A few hours left only now for Sony’s official press conference at CES 2014 Las Vegas event where Sony might introduce the Xperia Z1 Mini international version ( Sony D5503 ) and hopefully Xperia Z1s also ( which as per image and specs leaked by Twitter handle of @evleaks earlier today claims that it is the 4.3 inch 720p screen T-Mobile USA version of Xperia Z1 ). Right before the CES event we have spotted some the best ever pics leaked of Xperia Z1 Mini.

A tipster from Digi-Wo has posted 7 legitimate CLEAR pics leaked ever of Xperia Z1 Mini Chinese Version ( which will be exactly similar to international version ) claimed as Sony M51w which was recently certified by Ministry of Industry ( China ) alongside with Sony L39u and Sony XM50h. Sony China is organizing a press conference on 14 Jan 2014 where they will officially announce Xperia Z1 Mini Chinese version aka Sony M51w. Let’s have a look what leaked pics has us to tell about profile of device…

As per the source, Sony M51w aka Xperia Z1 Mini Chinese Version / Xperia Z1 Mini international version will feature 720p 4.3 inch IPS display and has a better display that Xperia Z1.

[ Click on Pics to ZOOM ]

Front cam is positioned at very right end above screen.

Sony M51w aka Xperia Z1 Mini Chinese Version - Front cam

Screen looks better than Xperia Z1 ( as per tipster ).

Sony M51w aka Xperia Z1 Mini Chinese Version - IPS Panel

Sony’s “G” lens 20.7 MP rear cam with LED flash positioned in line with rear cam sensor.

Sony M51w aka Xperia Z1 Mini Chinese Version - 20.7 MP CAM

No ports/flaps on right vertical side of phone, though in Xperia Z1 we have SIM card slot.

Sony M51w aka Xperia Z1 Mini Chinese Version - side Profile

SIM card slot, magnetic charging dock pins, micro SD card and USB Port at left vertical side of phone.

Sony M51w aka Xperia Z1 Mini Chinese Version - All ports on one side of phone

Exactly same branding of Sony and Xperia on back panel of phone.

Sony M51w aka Xperia Z1 Mini Chinese Version - Sony G Lens

Sony M51w aka Xperia Z1 Mini Chinese Version - Sony and Xperia Branding at back

Actual model name of international version of Xperia Z1 Mini has not come up yet. Other specs of Xperia Z1 Mini international version which has come across are :-

  • Snapdragon 800 SoC MSM8974 2.2GHz  Quad Core
  • 4.3 inch 720p screen.
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB onboard memeory
  • 20.7MP Rear cam with Sony’s “G” Lens and 2MP front cam.
  • 2300mAh battery
  • Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.

It’s almost near now, Sony’s press conference at CES 2014, check below link to view it live.

Watch Sony’s CES 2014 Press Conference Live, 6 Jan at 5pm in Las Vegas

Xperia Z1 Mini international / Chinese version will be the first true “MINI” smartphone ever produced with an awesome true hardware not just like other OEMs who have downgraded the hardware and planted “Mini” brand in front of their flagship device.

Are you excited for Xperia Z1 Mini, well we are a lot. Do let us know how you find above pics ?

Watch Sony’s CES 2014 Press Conference Live, 6 Jan at 5pm in Las Vegas

Time has come, year’s first international tech show CES 2014 is here now. CES 2014 continues from 7th Jan – 10th Jan 2014 at Las Vegas, USA and on 6th Jan Sony Mobile will hold a press conference. It is being already confirmed from Sony that on 6th Jan there will be a press conference, curious thing is that are they going to announce new handset on the very same day.

Press Conference may start with keynote from Sony Mobile CEO Kazuo Hirai and what Sony has brought this time new for the users, a new handset, a new TV technology or anything else.

You can now view watch Sony’s CES 2014 Press Conference Live, 6 Jan at 5pm from Las Vegas. Below you will find the live video streaming which will go on air at 5 PM ( PST ) on 6 Jan.

Sony’s CES 2014 Press Conference Live video streaming

Check the local timings of Sony’s CES 2014 Press Conference timings as per your region.

It will be aired live at 5 PM ( PST ) USA 6th Jan Monday , 06.30 AM ( IST ) India 7th Jan Tuesday, 01.00 AM UK 7th Jan Tuesday.

Rumors are that Sony may announce international version of Xperia Z1 Mini ( aka Sony D5503 ) exclusively and very less chances of announcing any new flagship device as they already mentioned that Xperia Z1 will remain flagship in 2014. Above space will be be updated LIVE as when the conference begins.

Are you excited ?

Xperia Z1 L39t LTE Released on China Mobile 4G for 4499 Yuan / 740$

Xperia Z1 L39t which was recently spotted on Chins’a TENNA where it’s network license passed showing it supports TD-LTE/TD-SCDMA/GSM formats, OS – Android and support for LTE FDD / WCDMA network capacity and Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan in the international roaming is now official and is not Xperia Z1S instead it is LTE version of Xperia Z1 in China. Sony has officially released Xperia Z1 L39t LTE on China Mobile 4G carrier, bringing the LTE version of Xperia Z1 in China, already available HSPA+ L39h version.

Xperia Z1 L39t LTE will be available in markets at the end of December, beings priced at 4499 Yuan / $740. Only two colors variants Black and Purple will be available for Xperia Z1 L39t LTE on China Mobile 4G carrier.

Let’s see what Xperia Z1 L39t LTE brought for users.

Xperia Z1 L39t LTE opening ceremony in Guangzhou, South China.

Xperia Z1 L39t LTE opening ceremony in Guangzhou, South China.

Xperia Z1 L39t LTE Released on China Mobile 4G for 4499 Yuan / 740$

Xperia Z1 L39t LTE Released on China Mobile 4G for 4499 Yuan  740$

Xperia Z1 L39t LTE – Dimensions and Weight Changed

Xperia Z1 L39t LTE weighs 163 grams and 145.7 x 73.9 x 8.55 mm is dimensions as compared to Xperia Z1 ( C690c/C6903/L39h ) which weighs 170 grams and 144 x 74 x 8.5 mm. So weight and dimensions have been changed and border of phone replaced by electroplating plastic material.

[ Right one is Xperia Z1 L39t and Left one is Xperia Z1 L39h ]

Xperia Z1 L39t LTE - Dimensions and Weight Changed

Xperia Z1 L39t LTE sports no “Sony” logo on the back while “Xperia” logo comes in center of back panel and “China Mobile 4G” logo at the bottom center of back panel.

Xperia Z1 L39t LTE - No Sony logo at back

Xperia Z1 L39t LTE – Change in Position of sensors 

Front Camera is now located on left side while proximity sensor is switched on right side besides a front notification light, exactly like what Xperia Z sports. Clearly look at the pic below comparing both 3G and 4G models of Xperia Z1 showing the difference in location of camera sensors and notification light.

[ On Top is Xperia Z1 L39t and bottom one is Xperia Z1 L39h ]

Xperia Z1 L39t LTE - Change in Position of sensors

Position of secondary microphone from back has been shifted from top to a hole in Xperia Z1 L39t LTE exactly like Xperia Z has.

[ On bottom is Xperia Z1 L39t and Top one is Xperia Z1 L39h ]

Xperia Z1 L39t LTE - Secodary microphone posiiton shifted

3.5 mm headphone jack location is also shifted to somewhat center in Xperia Z1 L39t LTE.

[ On Top is Xperia Z1 L39t and bottom one is Xperia Z1 L39h ]

Xperia Z1 L39t LTE - Headphone jack position shifted

No changes have been made to side profile of Xperia Z1 L39t LTE as when compared to Xperia Z1 L39h.

As far as technical specifications are concerned for Xperia Z1 L39t LTE, they are similar as Xperia Z1 L39t. Same TFT panel, TRILUMINOS Display 5″ FULL HD, X-Reality for Mobile, Snapdragon 800 SoC, Adreno 330 GPU, 21 MP cam.

Android 4.2.2 14.1.M.0.177 firmware running on Xperia Z1 L39t LTE, though today we saw Sony rolling officially  Android 4.3 14.2.A.0.290 firmware update on Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra.

Android 4.2.2 OS running on Xperia Z1 L39t LTE

In network options, there are two modes available to choose from.

2 network options in Xperia Z1 L39t LTE

It’s good that Sony has released Xperia Z1 L39t LTE version in China as users are now complaining in Asian countries that Sony should also 4G LTE powered handsets here without carriers.

It is very much speculated now that we may see international version of Xperia Z1 L39t as Xperia Z1S at CES 2014 where Sony will hold its press conference on 6 Jan 2014.

[ via – EPrice CN ] Thanks Ben 🙂




Xperia Z1 C6916 LTE Version listed on Sony Mobile Canada Website

Mysterious Xperia Z1 C6916 LTE version marks it presence today officially, which was previously speculated as T-Mobile LTE version of Xperia Z1 for US is now officially listed by Sony Mobile Canada website. Xperia Z1 C6916 LTE Version is seen on Sony Mobile Global product page for Canada and is available for purchase over carriers viz. Bell, Rogers and Telus and via official Sony Canada store.

At present in US, HSPA+ version of Xperia Z1 C6902 is being launched and users are eagerly waiting for LTE version ( probably on T-Mobile ). Sony Mobile US page has no listing of Xperia Z1 C6916 LTE Version yet.

Check below the listing of Xperia Z1 C6916 LTE Version Sony Mobile Global product page for Canada.

[ *CLICK on Images to ZOOM ]

Xperia Z1 C6916 LTE Version listed on Sony Mobile Canada Website

Though Xperia Z1 C6916 LTE Version is listed for purchase on Sony Canada store but, the listing shows unfortunately “Xperia Z Ultra” pic and the name as “Xperia Z1”, possibly an error or it is currently updating.

Xperia Z1 C6916 LTE Version on Sony Canada store
Just a while ago we spotted Xperia Z1 C6916 LTE Version on AnTuTu Benchmark, and it scored 34256 points.

Xperia C6916 Benchmark Scores T Mobile LTE xperia Z1

Interestingly Xperia Z1 C6916 LTE Version was listed as “Xperia Z1 TMO US ( C6916 ) on Bluetooth SIG website a lot ago which indicates that it may come on T-Mobile as LTE version but at present listed only for Canada.

Finally mystery of Xperia Z1 C6916 LTE Version has been solved but the issue is that will same model also be seen in US also, time will tell that for sure. Stay tuned as soon as we get any info regarding LTE version of Xperia Z1 in US, we will update the post.

[ via – Sony Mobile CN, Sony Store ]

Sony’s CES 2014 Press conference on January 6, 2014 at Las Vegas

In less than a month we are going to see some new products from Sony, it has been confirmed now that Sony will have a press conference on January 6, 2014 at Las Vegas, before the opening day of CES 2014 event from Jan 7-10 2014. It’s a big news last time ( CES 2013 ) we saw Sony launching the Xperia Z and Xperia ZL.

This time at CES 2014 it is rumored that Sony Mobiles may come up with Xperia Z1s ( the facelift version of Xperia Z1 ) and the Xperia Z1 Mini ( global version ) which is speculated as Sony D5503 model codenamed as Xperia Amamai, nothing is final yet though.

Sony's CES 2014 Press conference on January 6, 2014 at Las Vegas

Are you excited about Sony’s CES 2014 event, yes we are very much 🙂 Who knows we may also see Wi-Fi version of Xperia Z Ultra also. It’s just some days more.

Watch Sony’s CES 2014 Press Conference Live, 6 Jan at 5pm in Las Vegas

Stay tuned as soon as the event comes up, we will post the live video streaming of Sony’s press conference at CES 2014 on our blog.

[ Source – CES 2014 ]

[ RUMOR ] Xperia Z1S and Xperia Taichi to be unveiled on November 12 Shanghai Press Event

After a month of global launch of Sony Xperia Z1 and it’s mini version as Xperia Z1 F recenty in Japan, it seems Sony Mobile is all set to release more devices this year before CES 2014 event. Just now an interesting rumor about Xperia Z1S and Xperia Taichi has been popped up on a Chinese website “Digi-Wo” which has allegedly leaked many info of may Xperia models before their official launch.

As per the tipster on the above mentioned Chinese website, Sony Mobiles is all set to hold a press event in Shanghai on November 11, 2013 where we may see the launch of Xperia Z1S ( assumed as international version of Xperia Z1 F ) and another Xperia device code named as Xperia Taichi.

Xperia Z1S was recently spotted in the alleged leaked press image render from Evleaks and it will feature the same specs as Xperia Z1F. On the other hand this mysterious device Xperia Taichi is a sensation.

Xperia Z1S and Xperia Taichi to be unveiled on November 12 Shanghai Press Event

Rumored specs of Xperia Taichi

According to a widespread rumor Xperia Taichi is a mid ranged  6″ Phablet featuring MediaTek SoC true octa-core processor and 720p HD display with 1280×720 screen resolution.

Xperia Z1S and Xperia Taichi

We want to clearly stat that authenticity of above information is still not proved, so take this info on Xperia Z1S and Xperia Taichi as rumor.

It would be great if we see international launch of Xperia Z1F, but this Xperia Taichi will be like incing on cake if it comes…

[ Source – Digi-Wo ]

Xperia Z1 Sony Logo Embedded on Shatter Proof Screen Protector

Sony embedded it’s “Sony” logo on its shatter proof screen on Xperia Z and it did it again yes Xperia Z1 has it’s Sony Logo Embedded on Shatter Proof Screen Protector in fortunately.

What is Sony’s intention behind this is still unknown, atleast on their premium devices they can sport the “Sony” logo on the top itself rather than on screen protector.

A video on “How to Remove Xperia Z1 Shatter Proof Screen Protector with Sony Logo” confirmed the above title. Check below some series of photos of removed Sony Logo from Xperia Z1.

Xperia Z1 Sony Logo Embedded on Shatter Proof Screen Protector

Xperia Z1 Sony Logo Embedded on Shatter Proof Screen

How to Remove Xperia Z1 Shatter Proof Screen Protector with Sony Logo

Some users claim that Sony service center told them that their Xperia Z’s warranty is void after they removed the stock Shatter Proof Screen Protector, so don’t do it.

What do you think on this guys, it is tolerable for you…

[ Via – Recombu YouTube Channel ]

How to Remove Xperia Z1 Shatter Proof Screen Protector with Sony Logo

Ooops Sony did it again and this time with mighty Xperia Z1, confused what we are talking about; well we are talking about Sony’s policy of embedded “Sony” logo on shatter proof screen protector. Just now we noticed in a video that Sony has again embedded it’s “Sony” logo on the shatter proof screen protector just like they did with Xperia Z also.

Xperia Z1 comes with a shatter proof screen applied on it and the top “Sony” logo near front cam is baked on itself. So if you by chance removed the stock shatter proof screen protector Sony Logo from top goes off.

How to Remove Xperia Z1 Shatter Proof Screen Protector

Check the below video on how to remove your Xperia Z1 shatter proof screen protector. We read it that some users reported that removing stock shatter proof screen protector from their Xperia Z voided their warranty so don’t even think of doing that.

Removing shatter proof screen protector doesn’t alter the viewing angles on Xperia Z1.

Well it looks odd why Sony is still embedding Sony logo on shatter proof screen protector, what’s your take on this matter.

[ Via – Recombu YouTube Channel ]

Sony Brazil says Xperia S, P, J, E Dual Jelly Bean coming in June

Another bazooka from Sony came over Xperia S user 😛 Sony Xperia Brazil blogs that android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for Xperia S LT26i coming in the first half of June. It’s a contradictory statement from Sony now, as yesterday Sony Xperia France tweeted yesterday that Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for Xperia S LT26i is rolling out and the final build be ready till the last week of month of May.

Sony Brazil says Xperia S, P, J, E Dual Jelly Bean coming in June

Yesterday we posted a news regarding PTCRB listing another Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update firmware build number 11.2.A.0.31 for Xperia J ST26i and now Sony Xperia Brazil says that android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update will be coming for all phones Xperia S, P, J and E dual.

As Xperia J, P have already got android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update globally so now it can be a new firmware build number for it.

Sony Brazil says Xperia S, P, J, E Dual android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update coming in June

They have also said about android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for Xperia E Dual, that it is being tested and is guaranteed that it will come soon may be in first half of June.

Meanwhile Xperia S users are now amazed to see two different statements from two different Sony accounts. Meanwhile it is being speculated that android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for Xperia S will come in the next week of May, hopefully it comes 😛 May be Xperia SL and Acro S gets the same update with Xperia S. What do you think guys why Sony is trolling Xperia S users so over android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update :/

[ Via – Sony Xperia Brazil ]

Download CyanogenMod10.1 Android 4.2.2 support for Xperia Z Tablet

Xperia Tablet Z is about to release globally and a good news has come for it from the CynaogenMod community, yes they just announce on their Google+ page for adding CyanogenMod10.1 Android 4.2.2 support for Xperia Z Tablet. A few days we came across news regarding Sony adding Xperia Z to AOSP on GitHub.

CyanogenMod10.1 Android 4.2.2 support for Xperia Z Tablet

Good news for all users who are about to buy Xperia Tablet Z and don’t like stock Sony ROM, now you can install this fancy ROM on your Xperia Tablet Z.  CynaogenMod has been one step ahead from Sony. Check below running live CyanogenMod10.1 Android 4.2.2 on Xperia Tablet Z. Both Xperia Z and Tablet Z runs the same chipset so it’s very easy for developers to build for it also. Release Build is fare more stable.

RUNNING LIVE CyanogenMod10.1 Android 4.2.2 support for Xperia Z Tablet

Download CyanogenMod10.1 Android 4.2.2 for Xperia Tablet Z – Install / Flash it.

CynaogenMod community has added both the release candidate build (RC) for Xperia Tablet Z as well as the test build of android 4.2.2 which you can download from their site and flash it on your device. Download the files from below or from their official site.

CyanogenMod10.1 Android 4.2.2 support for Xperia Z Tablet

Device :-  pollux – Sony Xperia Tablet Z
Type :- RELEASE candidate – RC

Download cm-10.1.0-RC2-pollux.zip I 212.77 MB
md5sum: 18d1569e1710da82a7a47253d7e5107f

Device :-  pollux – Sony Xperia Tablet Z
Type :- TEST Build

Download cm-10.1-20130518-EXPERIMENTAL-pollux.zip I 212.66 MB
md5sum: fdc4e63fe9a6392f0261a87ab6f88a00

[ OFFICIAL CM Download page ]

If you want to install CyanogenMod10.1 Android 4.2.2 on Xperia Tablet Z, then you need to unlock bootloader. Check official guide by Sony on How to unlock bootloader of Xperia Tablet Z.? As when you are done with unlocking bootloader, flash the CM 10.1 android 4.2.2 on Xperia Tablet Z. Xperia Z Tablet is growing friendly with the developers. Do let us know what do you think regarding this, excited about running CM 10.1 on your Xperia Z Tablet 😉

[ Via – CM G+ Page ]

Unofficial Sony Xperia S39h Model Photos Leaked – Rumors

Looks like Xperia devices are raining this year, another Xperia device Sony Xperia S39h model photos have been leaked online today on a Chinese site. Sony has already added so many devices this year to their 2013 Xperia portfolio and now we saw another Sony Xperia S39h in pics. A few days back we saw Xperia A SO-043 photos and specification on FCC now Xperia S39h.

Sony Xperia S39h Model Photos Leaked – Features

Looking at the white Sony Xperia S39h leaked photos it looks just similar in design to chinese version Xperia L S36h. You see Sony Xperia S39h seems to be the same in design as Sony used for new Xperia 2013 lineup. It has the same “power” button as seen in Xperia Z and ZL. Front camera at the top right side with Sony logo in the middle. Xperia logo is present at the back of phone. Microphone just at the bottom of phone. Seems to be a bit longer screen than usual 4.3inch screen. Edges as similar to Xperia S and SL. On the left side has a micro-USB port. Speaker is present at the back on bottom side. Volume keys at right side.

LED flash is on the back side. Position of rear camera is also different from the position of rear camera in the Xperia L, so is the position of mounted sensors. Headphone jack position is also different.

Check out the Sony Xperia S39h model photos leaked online below.

Sony Xperia S39h Model Photos Leaked

 

Though it looks similar to Xperia L in looks but we hope features should be different. Sony Xperia S39h leaked photos has created another sensation among users. Will it be launched this year or it is just another prototype. May be the device is for only Chinese Xperia market. Till now there is no official info on the features and specifications of  Xperia S39h, if any info comes we will let everyone know about it, we have only rumors till now. What do you think of Sony Xperia S39h leaked photos ? Do you like the design, do let us know in comments below.

[ Via – Baidu ]

Sony C3 Images with MediaTek Quadcore chip leaked

Well is has been only a few months since Sony launched it’s latest flagship device Xperia Z into the market globally, now alleged images of Sony C3 device powered with MediaTek Quadcore chip is leaked online. MediaTek chip will overall reduce the cost of the device and it surely will be a budget smartphone from Sony. Last we saw Sony releasing another set of budget smartphones like Xperia L and Xperia SP.

Sony C3 Image with MediaTek Quadcore

Sony C3 Rumored Features

As mentioned or has been in rumors, it is to be powered with a brand new quad core MT6589 processor or 1.5 GHz MT6589T chipset. some rumored specifications and features of  Sony C3 are mentioned below :-

  • 720P HD screen.
  • 5 inch screen just like Xperia Z has it.
  • 1 GB RAM
  • Android Version 4.2 Jelly Bean.
  • Dual-SIM function.

Front, back and the side look is similar to the Xperia Z. By just looking at the pic above of Sony C3, the screen wallpaper seems to be made by oneself looking very unrealistic. If rumors are to be believed Sony may launch the device in second half of 2013. After all its just an alleged leak on the net and it can be false also. Well it is rumored to come with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, are you kidding; Sony has not updated yet Xperia Z to Android 4.2 and a new phone is leaked having Android 4.2. Expected price till now is speculated around 3000 Yuan.

Well what do you think all regarding this alleged leak of Sony C3 on net, are you fascinated about it, let us know.

Via – [Mtksj]