At IFA 2018, Sony unveiled its Xperia XZ3 smartphone, with Android 9.0 Pie on-board. While that s great, the Japanese technology major hasn t forgotten its older flagships, when it comes to updates.
The Xperia XZ2, which Sony launched earlier this year at MWC, is getting Android Pie. According to PhoneArena, some Xperia XZ2 users have begun receiving the newest version of Google s popular mobile operating system. The update is about 1GB in size, and comes with October 2018 s security patch. Apart from that, the update s changelog doesn t reveal much. Bearing firmware identifier 52.0.A.3.27, the Android Pie update is quite likely being rolled out in a phased manner, so it may take a while before it reaches all Xperia XZ2 units out in the wild.
Sony has already confirmed Android Pie rollout schedule for its smartphones. As per the company, Xperia XZ2 Premium, Xperia XZ2 Compact, Xperia XZ1, Xperia XZ1 Compact, Xperia XZ Premium, Xperia XA2 Plus, Xperia XA2, and Xperia XA2 will be getting stable Android Pie in the coming months.
Now that the Xperia XZ3 has been unveiled, it seems Sony is working on its younger siblings Xperia XA3 and Xperia XA3 Ultra. The smartphones recently leaked in renders, providing us a hint of what to expect from them in terms of design.
Watch: Sony Xperia XZ2 First Impressions
If the renders are anything to go by, Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA3 will be Sony s first mid-range smartphones to come with tall 18:9 aspect ratio displays. They are also expected to have dual-camera systems at the back.