Sony has begun the process of rolling out a firmware update to four of their Xperia phones to address a photo distortion issue with them. The issue in question is caused when the wide angle lens is used and Sony has managed to address it through a firmware update.
The first phone to get this update has been the Xperia XZ Premium, also the Japanese company’s first phone to be upgraded to Android Oreo. The camera fix is part of that update. In that release, owners will find a new “Correct for image distortion” feature in the camera settings.
In addition to the XZ Premium, the XZs, the XZ1 and XZ1 Compact will all be getting the patch to address the same issue. That patch should roll out by the end of November according to Sony.
It is logical to jump to the conclusion that the end of November timing would be an indicator of when these Xperia phones are going to see their Oreo updates. The update, after all, is in the XZ Premium’s Oreo update so it makes sense that it would be combined with the update on the others.
That’s not official as Sony hasn’t confirmed it… but it makes sense.
For those of you with the XZ Premium, you can look for the new setting in the Camera app and see if it makes a difference for you. If so, post a comment here to let others know how well (or not) it works.