Last month, Sony shared the Android 11 roadmap for its Xperia phones. And one of the phones are slated to get the taste of newest Android OS this month. Yes, I am talking about the Xperia 1 II. Sony has started pushing the Android 11 Update for Xperia 1 II in the Taiwanese market with a slew of new features and improvements. Here’s everything you need to know about Sony Xperia 1 II Android 11 Update.
The first major update for Xperia 1 II is seeding with 58.1.A.0.921 software version. The newer patch measures around 934MB of size to download. If you’re hoping about the 120Hz support, then for now, the device didn’t get this option with this update. Sony Xperia 1 II receives a number of new features including new wallpapers, 5G+4G dual SIM standby, new options for BatteryCare, 4K HDR 120fps support for slow motion in Cinema Pro app, new MR mode in Photo Pro app, and more.
Not only this, but the Android 11 update knocks up with Chat Bubbles, redesigned power menu, change in Notification panel & volume controls, improved performance, and many other features. Yes, it packs every essential feature of Android 11 along with a number of enhancements. Here you can check the complete changelog of new update.
Sony Xperia 1 II Android 11 Update – Changelog
- 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
Android 11 Update for Sony Xperia 1 II
Android 11 Update for Xperia 1 II is seeding over-the-air in Taiwanese region. It will be available in other regions in the coming days. The newer update pops up with the November 2020 security patch. It’s the same patch available on the previous build 58.0.A.3.224.
In case you’ve not received the OTA notification on your Sony Xperia 1 II, then I recommend you to check the updates manually in the system settings.
To manually check for updates simply go to Settings on your Xperia 1 II. And then go to System > Software Update. It will show the available update that you can download and install on your phone.
Hopefully soon the firmware will also be available on the company’s server. It means even if you don’t receive the OTA update on your phones, then you can manually update your device. First, download the Android 11 firmware from the Xperifirm tool for your Xperia device. Then you can manually flash on your phone. If you want to do so, then I recommend you take a backup prior to diving into the process. That’s it.
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