Sony launching five new Xperia retro themes featuring PlayStation's iconic design

Every once in a while Sony Mobile releases the so-called Xperia Themes for those who rock Xperia smartphones. Most of the time they are launched as premium themes, so even if you have a compatible Xperia smartphone, you still have to pay to installed them on your device.

The same goes for the new retro Xperia themes that Sony Mobile announced it will release soon. In fact, the first one is already available for download via Google Play store and it's dedicated to the PlayStation 1.

The PlayStation 1-inspired theme is available for purchase for $1.99, but you can get it for free if you're an Xperia Lounge Gold member. It appears that Xperia Lounge Gold owners will be able to download all five PlayStation Xperia retro themes for free via the Xperia Lounge application.

According to Sony, this specific theme features new textures, tones, icons and more for users to enjoy throughout. The theme is supposed to remember those who are now fans of the newly launched PS4 Pro and PlayStation VR, where the journey really began.

What better way to show that you’re a true fan than installing the PlayStation 1 inspired theme on your Xperia smartphone. The theme was tested on Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Compact, Xperia Z4 Tablet, Xperia Z3, and a few other Xperia phones that haven't been mentioned.

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1. metalicblue

Posts: 10; Member since: Oct 05, 2016

changing the wallpapers and onscreen buttons considered a theme to sony ? O.o

2. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

Sony should just ditch the Xperia brand and slap the PlayStation brand onto their phones. Their old Xperia Play might have been successful if they had branded it a PlayStation device.

4. Nopers unregistered

Make it more centred around gaming and sure build a competitor to the Samsung game launcher, keep the launcher uncluttered and clean and you have a decent phone, so long as the camera doesn't cause the phone to overheat after 10 minutes.

5. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

xperia play is a fail because it's bulky, underpowered, and have bad battery life... I'm sure it can be a success if they remake it again.. with 5.5inch FHD, SD625, 3GB RAM, 128GB storage+microSD, 7000mAh battery (I'm sure real gamer won't complain about 9-10mm thickness as long as it can give lots of gaming session :D, or smaller battery than that, for sliding mechanism :-/), plus a few PSP game titles :D $350-$400 still reasonable for that specs...

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