Sony Rolls Out A Camera Fixing Update To Select Xperia Phones

Sony Xperia XZ Premium

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.

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Sony Xperia XZ1 With Android Oreo Lands on Amazon

Sony Xperia XZ1

After being launched last month at IFA in Berlin, the new Sony Xperia XZ1 is now available for purchase here in the US.  The 5.2″ phone is available in four colors and is $699 through Sony’s Amazon storefront.

The Xperia XZ1 is powered by the Snapdragon 835 SoC, has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage on board.  That storage can be expanded up to an additional 256GB thanks to the MicroSD slot.  The XZ1 has a 19MP main camera and 13MP selfie camera, is IP68 rated for water and dust resistance and has a HDR 1080p IPS display.

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