Firmware update for Sony XPERIA Z3 Plus and Z4 tablet starts to roll out – could address overheating issues

Recently, a firmware update for the Sony XPERIA Z3 Plus and the Sony XPERIA Z4 Tablet was certified. This firmware update was believed to fix the overheating issues caused by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 64-bit octa-core processor. Now that update is beginning to roll out to the two devices.


The news comes to us courtesy of Chinese-speaking ePrice. According to the site Sony has started pushing out the update (firmware version 28.0.A.7.24) for the XPERIA Z3 Plus (E6553) and the XPERIA Z4 Tablet in Hong Kong and Taiwan.

In the UK, only the XPERIA Z3 Plus is receiving a pair of updates (28.0.A.7.24 and 28.0.A.7.27). The updates are currently rolling out to the XPERIA Z3 Plus, despite not yet being released in the UK.

To recap, the Sony XPERIA Z3 Plus sports a 5.2-inch Triluminos screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels (pixel density of 424 ppi), a 20.7-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, 32 GB of internal memory, a microSD card slot (support for as much as 128 GB), a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 64-bit octa-core processor with four cores clocked at 2 GHz and four cores clocked at 1.5 GHz, an Adreno 430 GPU, 3 GB of RAM, and a 2,930 mAh battery. It has an IP 65/68 rating for dust and waterproofing. IP68 means that the phone can be submerged in water as deep as 3 meters (9.8 feet) without getting damaged. It measures 146.3 x 71.9 x 6.9 mm and weighs in at 144 g. It runs Android 5.0 (Lollipop) out of the box.

Phones LTD hopes that this update resolves the overheating issues of the two devices caused by Snapdragon 810 CPU.


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