New Sony Xperia XZ Premium update fixes camera sensor issues, adds November security patch

The Xperia XZ Premium is the first Sony smartphone to have received the Android 8.0 Oreo update, but other devices are expected to follow soon. However, the update contained a fix for a known camera issue that brought another problem with the camera.

Although it addressed the Xperia XZ Premium camera distortion issues, Android 8.0 Oreo broke the camera sensor's functionality, which meant that the RGBC-IR and ToF (Laser AF) features were not working within the parameters.

In other words, most of the pictures captured with the Xperia XZ Premium were blurry and some features like 3D Creator were no longer functional.

The good news is Sony Mobile has just released a new update for its flagship smartphone, which is meant to fix the new camera sensor issues, which mainly affected the dual-SIM version of Xperia XZ Premium.

In addition, the Japanese handset maker announced it included the November security patch in the update. The new update is pushed OTA (over the air) worldwide, but it might take several days to reach all devices, so be patient.

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source: XperiaBlog

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Xperia XZ Premium
  • Display 5.5" 2160 x 3840 pixels
  • Camera 19 MP / 13 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3230 mAh(24.7h 3G talk time)



1. MrAnonymous

Posts: 95; Member since: May 25, 2014

Sony's Android support is being great this year!! and faster than android one/nokia/oneplus and other stock alike ROMs in bringing Oreo...! hopefully they become successful and gain market share

2. Phullofphil

Posts: 1832; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

I have always wanted Sony to do better than they are as far as sales. I never understood why there earlier ohms never sold well.

3. Furbal unregistered

Got my update a few days ago. Wish they'd steal LGs post processing. They use similar size pixels( think Iphones are the same as well) but have much better low light photos.

4. cheetah2k

Posts: 2300; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

The biggest complaint 2-3 years ago with Sony was the updates. They've been the fastest to roll out the latest android updates to their flagships (2nd only to Google themselves) and this has made the sony fan base happy. In 2018 they will remove the LARGE chin and forehead and 18:9 screen size will arrive. 2018 is going to be a great year for Sony sales!

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