When Sony unveiled the Xperia XZ Premium and Xperia XZs, the two had more than one thing in common and one of them is the camera.
The two phones were the first to don a new camera lens and since their introduction, the Japanese tech giant has not been at peace. Users have been on its neck with complaints about distortion effects when taking photos and these issues have been felt across the Sony Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ1 Compact family, a pair that uses the same lens as the Xperia XZ Premium and XZs handsets.
Last month, Sony rolled out a fix that took care of the camera distortion effects, but this was limited to the Xperia XZ Premium handset. The fix was included in the phone’s update to Android 8.0 Oreo, an OS that powers the Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact out of the box.
Since their release, the XZ1 family has already received one update that came with software version 47.1.A.2.374 and installed October’s Android security patch. Now, there’s a new software update rolling out to the pair with firmware version 47.1.A.5.51 and besides installing the latest security patch for the month of November, the update also brings the fix to the camera distortion issue.
In the updated camera settings, users of Sony Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact will now be able to toggle an option called “Correction for image distortion.” This same update is also expected to come to the Xperia XZs, which, as mentioned, also suffers from this same problem.