The Sony Xperia XZ1 and the Xperia XZ1 Compact were announced this past summer as replacements to the Xperia XZ and the Xperia X Compact. The XZ Premium is still the top player in the lineup due in large part to a 5.5-inch 4K display. However, the XZ1 and XZ1 Compact have decent displays of their own.
A 5.2 inch screen for the XZ1 and a 4.6 inch for the XZ1 Compact, with both possessing 19MP cameras and new sensors. Following the latest firmware update, the devices are getting even better.
According to Xperia Blog, Sony Mobile rolled out an update for the smartphones last week with build number 47.1.A.5.51. The software is based on Android 8.0 Oreo and brings the same software branch found on the Xperia XZ Premium, to the XZ1.
The upgrade includes the November 1st Android security patch, and aims to address image quality issues reported by some users. Initial reviews for the 2017 devices found the cameras to perform better than previous Xperia smartphones, however, it was later revealed that images taken with the XZ1 and XZ1 Compact suffered from image distortion.
Sony released a software update last month for the Xperia XZ Premium that included a distortion-mitigating option inside the camera settings and announced a fix would soon be released for the 2017 models. Sony made good on that promise with last week's firmware release.
Don't be alarmed if it has not hit your device yet. Sony expects the software to rollout across all regions in the next few weeks.
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