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Sony Xperia XZ and Xperia XZs get Android Oreo update: What’s new?

After releasing the first non-Pixel device to ship with Android Oreo, Sony has now released Android 8.0 oreo update for the Sony Xperia XZ and Xperia XZs. Both the phones come at a premium price and are now getting upgraded to Android 8.0 Oreo.

The Sony Xperia XZ and Xperia XZs come with a TRILUMINOS display, up to 64GB storage, and a Snapdragon 820 processor. Other features of the devices include a USB Type-C port and a fingerprint sensor integrated into the lock button. The Android 8.0 Oreo update brings new features from Android as well as optimized Xperia features. The release is reported on Xperia Blog.

Android 8.0 Oreo Changelog



The Sony Xperia XZ and XZs are now getting upgraded to Android 8.0 Oreo. A screenshot of the changelog indicates that the phones will get prompt reminders for missed calls and notifications. Also, Suggestive settings will also be there via Xperia Actions which suggest settings based on your usage.

The changelog also includes long-press shortcuts so you can access app-related options by long pressing the icon. Smart Text Selection is also given to offer smart suggestions. For example, upon selecting a phone number, the Smart text selection will give the option of directly opening it in the dialer. Finally, the Android Autofill will be there to save time and quickly feed your personal information to forms.

Sony Xperia XZ and Xperia XZs Specifications

Both, the Sony Xperia XZ and Xperia XZs sport the same 5.2-inch IPS-LCD display with full HD (1080 x 1920p) resolution. These panels come with Sony TRILUMINOS technology and are protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

In terms of cameras, the Xperia XZ features a 23MP main camera and a 13MP front-facing shooter. The Xperia XZs comes with a 19MP primary camera and 13MP front-facing unit. Both phones share the same Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor paired with Adreno 530 GPU. The phones also supports up to 256GB expandable storage via microSD card.

Abhishek Bhatnagar

Abhishek Bhatnagar

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