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Sony Corp has rolled out an update to address the 'sudden death' issue of its high end smartphone, Xperia Z, following complaints from users.

The update is available via the PC sync software or over the air (OTA version). This is the first update for Xperia Z since its launch in February. Since the sole purpose of releasing the new update is to fix the 'sudden death' issue, the update does not add new features to the current version.

Earlier this week, users of Xperia Z smartphone have complained about the phone dying mysteriously with no identified reason. The enraged users have brought the notice of many tech-forums like AV Forums, Sony Mobile Talk and XDA Developers to the issue. While some users claimed that their phones bricked for no apparent reason, others said that it was difficult to revive the phone once it gets switched off even when it is fully charged. Sony was quick enough to promise a solution for the issue and the new update came earlier than expected. Users can also get the update via the XDA developers forum.

Sony's Xperia Z 5-inch smartphone made its global debut at the Consumer Electronics Show 2013. It comes with a full HD capacitive touchscreen display with 1920x1080 pixel resolution and is powered by a quad core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor. It runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system and features a 13-megapixel rear camera along with a 2.2-megapixel camera on the front.

The smartphone supports WIFI, Bluetooth, NFC and 4G LTE. It comes with 2GB RAM and internal storage of 16GB which is expandable up to 32GB through a microSD card. It also comes with IP57 certification for dust and water resistance. In March, Xperia Z was launched in India for ₹38,990.