21 January 2021
Sony has begun the Android 11 update rollout for Xperia 1 II users. The release has happened right as per the schedule released by the Japanese OEM earlier this year. It is an over the air update that should become available for all users automatically. Although, the exact time is likely to vary for users around the world.
The update has version number 58.1.A.0.921 which you will be able to check once it becomes available. It brings all the major Android 11 features that make it different and better than previous Android versions. It also features November 2020 security patch which is a good thing. The update size is 933MB which makes it a huge one and as a result, we would recommend you connect to a WiFi connection before tapping that download button.
This is the first major upgrade for Xperia 1 II, a smartphone that is promised to receive at least three major OS upgrades. It means we will be seeing the phone getting upgraded to at least Android 13 in 2022.
Here is the official changelog for the update:
Xperia 1 II (Mark 2)
- New update: 58.1.A.0.921 (Security patch: 1 November 2020)
- Old update: 58.0.A.3.224 (Security patch: 1 November 2020)
Xperia 1 II Android 11 new features
- Cinema Pro app adds support for 4K HDR 120fps slow motion video recording (previously 4K HDR 60fps)
- Photo Pro app adds new MR mode to set/save frequently used options
- 5G+4G dual SIM dual-standby capability (previously 4G+4G dual-standby)
- BatteryCare now provides custom options for 80% and 90%.
- Screen recording added to notification bar
- New wallpapers
- Long press power button brings smart home control
- Wi-Fi and hotspot can be turned on at same time
- Modem (baseband version) updated
72 x 166 x 7.9 mm
6.5 inches - 3840x1644 px
6.5-inch HDR OLED display with 4K resolution, Motion Blur reduction, 21:9 aspect ratio
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor with Adreno 650
12MP ultra-wide sensor with f/2.2 aperture and Dual PDAF, 12MP wide sensor with f/1.7 aperture and Dual PDAF with OIS,
12MP telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture and PDAF with OIS, 3D iToF depth sensor
8MP front camera
Dual stereo front speakers, headphone jack, 360 Reality Audio, side-mounted fingerprint scanner