Sony details its mobile plans, lists countries it's pulling out of

21 May 2019
Contracting business across several regions.

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Anonymous, 22 May 2019Z4 = Z3+ Z3+= Z4 in Japan

  • Anonymous

Tann Hauser, 22 May 2019A what? Sony is giving you Alpha cam photo and VENICE Cinema Pr... moreAlpha cam photo? Lol

  • Anonymous

Tann Hauser, 22 May 2019A what? Sony is giving you Alpha cam photo and VENICE Cinema Pr... moreXperia1 is NOT using Dolby audio. Stop lying here. Its using HDR10 with the upgraded bt2020 software.
Thats still behind Dolby and the current standard of HDR10+

Also xperia1 only has 8 bit display. Xperia 1 has a 10-bit equivalent display (8-bit with 2-bit smoothing), commonly referred to as 8+2 FRC (Temporal Dithering).

  • anony

Xperia 1 release in India or not?
they decide to opt-out Indian market from their mob business!!!
what does its stand for?

  • AnonD-819322

Sony needs to give more options in the budget range of smartphones, like they did between 2012 and 2015.

  • The truth hurts

milesfastguy, 23 May 2019LG rules the world when it comes to Hi-res audio in smartphones.... moreIt's just a shame the rest of the LG phone is rubbish

  • Anonymous

Donkeys ..don't know how to run the mobile business, will close down business soon as they won't be profitable in 2020 also as they r ignoring the competition & living in la la land..AKA ALice in Wonderland

JJ, 23 May 2019Nonsense info and do not know anything about SONY cell business ... moreIndeed! I sense a revival even in a partnership with Huawei. Sony is the father of all makers in a way or another!

  • JJ

travis999, 23 May 2019I suggest they also drop the usa, is it realy worth the problems... moreNonsense info and do not know anything about SONY cell business strategy. Hehehe

  • travis999

I suggest they also drop the usa, is it realy worth the problems that it brings ?
If I was in charge of a fast growing phone company or one in sonny's position, I would most certainly drop the usa as a market, look at what happens to firms who insist on trying to succeed in the usa, take HTC, they were doing fine until they decided to become a usa centric company, the compromises or things that firms have to design the phones around, mean the rest of the world end up with phones they don't want..

does this also mean no software updates in the countries painted red on the map?

Ravi, 21 May 2019Sony pulling out of India!! that is a real shocker. It defies lo... moresame story here in the UAE. but have you considered other options like buying a sony phone from abroad and getting it shipped to your country?

Anonymous, 21 May 2019Without Sony, who's, really, left making Hi-Res Audio certified ... moreLG rules the world when it comes to Hi-res audio in smartphones.No other brand comes even a closer second.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 22 May 2019Really? Htc was the first to have stereo, then Sony. Old d... morenope
i have the xperia xz and its stereo is UTTER SHIT !!
the older motorola X style and and the nexus 6p blow it out of the water in term of sound and speed lol

  • Mario

MelJoe, 22 May 2019If anyone from Sony reads this, which I guess not. If they were ... moreAnd sensible phone that is not a gimmick is exactly what? Is S10 sensible? Why P30 is not a gimmick?

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 22 May 2019Sony themselves dropped quality in key areas like camera, audio,... moreReally?

Htc was the first to have stereo, then Sony.
Old dumbphones all have mono speaker.
Stereo is 10x better than mono.

  • MelJoe

If anyone from Sony reads this, which I guess not. If they were able to read the market they wouldn't be where they are today.

What you need to make the mobile division profitable is to make sensible phones for everyday use.

pulling out from markets, merging with other divisions, leverage brand recall of other products etc are just gimmicks - just like most of your phones. Looks grand on paper but utterly useless in real world

  • Mike

Anonymous, 22 May 2019Sony themselves dropped quality in key areas like camera, audio,... moreSony dropped audio quality? Where did you get that? Sony has ported most of the Walkman software features to Android and they are the only manufacturer that offer proper LDAC and aptX quality across the whole range.

  • nyoten

after Xperia Z5 Premium Sony started to retreat after it was a strong contender

Anonymous, 22 May 2019Sony themselves dropped quality in key areas like camera, audio,... moreA what?
Sony is giving you Alpha cam photo and VENICE Cinema Pro video in Xperia 1.
And Sony remastered Dolby Audio, and Hi Res audio tech.
Add the extraordinary 10bit 21:9 screen to that, and you get a full package of top mobile media stuff.

Here a little view on camera capabilities and samples:
https://youtu.be/RFfBR54Iq5g
https://m.weibo.cn/u/1658388965