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Sony’s new Android phone just leaked, and it sounds mighty interesting

The Sony Xperia Pro C is set to be a potent flagship phone with some interesting camera capabilities. Here's some of what you can expect.

Ghost of Tsushima is already shaping up to be a monster PC port

Sony and Nixxes shared PC system requirements and details about Ghost of Tsushima, and the game already looks impressive on PC.

Horizon Forbidden West is a marvel — if your PC can handle the heat

Horizon Forbidden West is finally on PC after two years exclusively on the PS5. Here's how to get the most out of the game on PC.

This PS5 Pro leak reveals a massive jump in performance

It is expected that the new PS5 Pro could launch later this year, offering up to three times improvement in performance.

This smartphone camera sensor could make blurry photos a thing of the past

There's no worse feeling than taking a great picture with your phone, only to realize it's a blurry mess. This company has big plans to stop that for good.

Sony WF-1000XM4 vs Sony WF-1000XM5: Are they worth the upgrade?

Should you upgrade to the latest model or are the WF-1000MX4 a good fit?

Sony WF-1000XM5 vs Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro: Which earbuds are right for you?

One of these flagship earbuds is a universal recommendation, while the other banks on an ecosystem moat to impress.

Sony Xperia 1 V vs Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra: Which camera flagship is better?

The overkill phones go neck-and-neck in several specifications, making it a very close call.

Sony Xperia 5 V vs Xperia 1 V: What’s the difference and which should you buy?

What's different between the Sony Xperia 1 V vs Sony Xperia 5 V? Not much, truth be told.

Sony’s latest INZONE H5 gaming headset truly made for gamers

Sony has expanded its gaming headset portfolio with the launch of its new INZONE H5 wireless gaming headset. Sony’s new truly made-for-gamers gaming headset, made in collaboration with the popular esports team Fnatic. The INZONE H5 boasts an ergonomic design with soft-fit ear pads ensuring maximum comfort during long gaming sessions. It’s bi-directional powered by AI microphones with noise reduction support captures a crystal clear voice while in-game discussions.  It has support for low-latency and 2.4GHz fastest wireless connection through a USB dongle delivering an uninterrupted gaming experience. The headset offers up to 28 hours of battery life on a single charge and it also has quick charge support with just 10 minutes of charging, it offers 3 hours of playback time. Furthermore, Sony packs 40mm sound drivers that offer an immersive sound experience with detailed highs, lows, and mids and a 360° spatial 3D sound unlocks next-level sound experience while gaming. The closed-type INZONE H5 gaming headset with a soft head strap weighs just 260 grams and feels lightweight and comfortable. Speaking about pricing, the Sony INZONE H5 retails at Rs 15,990 ($191) and comes in Black and White color options. It will be available for purchase through Sony’s online store and Amazon from November 30. 

Sony Xperia 5 V review: Should you buy it?

Stop me if you've seen this one before.

Corsair, Logitech, Razer, and Sony gaming headset prices slashed

With devices from brands like Logitech, Razer, Corsair, and Sony, there's surely something that will catch your attention in Best Buy's gaming headset sale.

Sony unveils the Xperia 5 V flagship camera phone at IFA 2023

Sony refreshed its renowned camera-centric Xperia series smartphones with the launch of the Sony Xperia 5 V at IFA 2023. Sony’s new star boasts powerful camera hardware and comes with notable improvements in terms of processor, camera, and battery over its predecessor. Let’s delve into the details. Sony Xperia 5 V starts at €999 ($1,084) in Europe and ­£849 (~$1,076) in the UK. Although, Sony hasn’t confirmed the pricing and availability details for the US markets yet. It comes in three beautiful color options- Platinum Silver, Black, and Blue.Also, Sony hasn’t confirmed the actual sale date yet but we expect the Xperia 5 V to be available in the UK, Europe, the US, and Asian markets. Let’s start with the lenses, you get a dual rear camera setup in Sony’s brand new Xperia 5 V smartphone, featuring a 52MP Exmor T primary camera (1/1.35-inch) with an effective 48MP resolution and OIS (optical Image Stabilization) support. The main unit is paired with a 12MP ultrawide camera. It’s quite surprising, there isn’t a dedicated zoom lens here instead you get a 2x digital zoom through the main camera. On the front, it has a 12MP 1/1.29-inch snapper for selfies and video chats. Sony offers a variety of professional camera features in the Xperia 5 V including the S-Cinetone color profile, creative look color filter modes, and whole much more. Powering the Xperia 5 V with Qualcomm’s latest Sna[dragon 8 Gen 2 chipset based on a 4nm process coupled with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage which is further expandable up to 1TB via microSD card. It runs on Android 13 out of the box. The only quibble is software support, Sony promises to offer only two major OS updates and no word on Security patches, despite the device being one of the brand’s best flagship smartphones.Design-wise, there are no changes here. The Xperia 5V boasts the same design and even build quality as its predecessor. However, you get the glass back with the Xperia 5V which is a new addition. The Xperia 5 V flaunts a 6.1-inch FHD+ OLED panel with a 120Hz refresh rate and a 21:9 aspect ratio. It has a Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2 layer on top to protect it from accidental falls and scratches. Sony offers IP68 ingress protection against water and dust. It packs a massive 5,000mAh battery with support for only 30W fast wired charging tech which is disappointing and 18W wireless charging tech. The rest of the highlights of the Xperia 5 V include dual stereo speakers with LDAC codec support, 360° Reality Audio capabilities, Sony’s Digital Sound Enhancement Engine, One-year free streaming on Bravia Core, Sony’s video creator app, and a dedicated shutter button. 

The Sony Xperia 5 V packs the same flagship sensor as the Xperia 1 V

Sony just dropped a new compact phone, the Xperia 5 V, and it's got some surprisingly powerful specs and features

Sony just acquired one of my favorite audio brands

Sony just acquired Audeze, and the brand's planar magnetic drivers are being used in the next-gen wireless products designed for

Sony to acquire Audeze to bolster its audio offerings

The division of Sony responsible for PlayStation is buying high-end headphones manufacturer, Audeze. The news was reported by BusinessWire, clarifying that the deal will strengthen Sony Interactive Entertainment’s effort to improve on its drive toward innovation when it comes to audio offerings in PlayStation games.Audeze is also reported to continue working as it does, and operating independently. It will continue manufacturing products for multiple platforms as it usually does. However, Sony highlighted that Audeze will henceforth benefit from being a part of PlayStation ecosystem. It is expected that terms of the acquisition will be made public later.Audeze headphones deliver outstanding soundAccording to Sony, Audeze’s headphones are part of the best out there on the market. They make use of original technologies and unique planar magnetic drivers to deliver exceptional sound experience for end users. Recording professionals and other customers have been benefiting from the use of these headphones for years.New tech coming to the headsetsThese headphones will be means of exploring hew technology developments – one is called PlayStation Link. The Link brings low latency and lossless audio to the fore when used with the PS5 and other PlayStation devices.See Also:The latest partnership between Sony and Audeze will greatly aid the continuous mission of the latter to deliver best-in-class headphones for use by recording professionals. Surely, other enthusiasts around the world will also benefit. Mostly, audiophiles and gamers will benefit a lot from this new development.The future of headsetsSony is taking PlayStation audio experiences to the next level. Both are determined to build on the great strides already made with PlayStation 5’s Tempest 3D AudioTech and Pulse 3D wireless headset. Since Audeze is a premier brand for headphones, this acquisition will turn out a success, as both firms’ experts have expressed.