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Sony tipped to have a 6-inch device in the making, wants to sell 38 million devices by April 2016

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Sony tipped to have a 6-inch device in the making, wants to sell 38 million devices by April 2016
Despite the recently-circulating rumors that Sony might consider selling off its smartphone business, the Japan-based giant made it clear that it won't be leaving the smartphone market, much to the delight of all those that like its OmniBalance design language and all other features that make Sony smartphones stand out from the rest. 

What's more, DiGiTimes reports that Sony is expecting to sell some 38 million devices in fiscal 2015, which is about to start on April 1 and end on March 31, 2016. This estimate is slightly lower than the 39.2 million units that the company sold in fiscal 2014 (which ends today). The reason for this is that Sony is still trying to revamp itself and focus more on mid-range to high-end devices. Until now, the focus was mainly towards entry-level to mid-range ones.

Interestingly, DiGiTimes mentions that Sony's largest contractors are already working on a 6-inch mobile device. A smaller successor to the Xperia Z Ultra behemoth, anyone?

Sony already unveiled four devices in 2015 - the Xperia E4, Xperia E4g, Xperia M4 Aqua, and the Xperia Z4 Tablet. Undoubtedly, we're all expecting the new flagship in the coming months - the specs of what might end up being the upcoming Xperia Z4 got caught in the wild yesterday, revealing us that the device will be an able-bodied performer.


source: DiGiTimes

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posted on 31 Mar 2015, 03:23 6

1. Kruze (Posts: 1285; Member since: 30 Dec 2014)


Come to papa, Z4 Ultra!

posted on 31 Mar 2015, 05:07

9. JaneChenLong (Posts: 374; Member since: 18 Mar 2015)


It will be Z5 Ultra.

posted on 31 Mar 2015, 06:02 6

14. Dr.SamX (Posts: 153; Member since: 19 Jan 2015)


SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!!!
6" Z4/Z5 Ultra is what I am waiting for!

posted on 31 Mar 2015, 19:58

24. techperson211 (Posts: 1236; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


Wouldn't be surprised if Sony did it. Sony is not just a mobile a company so in terms of stability they have it.

posted on 31 Mar 2015, 03:43 3

2. WAusJackBauer (Posts: 235; Member since: 22 Mar 2015)


SIGH

Half the reason Sony's smartphones sell bad is because they had a few lines of their phones that were 5.5" and bigger and now they're doing it again!

posted on 31 Mar 2015, 04:32

5. Finalflash (Posts: 3209; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Sony could be the Apple of Android if they just streamlined their products into neat understandable categories. 1 phablet, 1 compact, 1 regular in the top of the line range. That is literally all they need to focus on to stay profitable. The mid range market is going to be flooded by Chinese makers and there is literally no way of competing with them without getting the same favors from the Chinese government.

posted on 31 Mar 2015, 03:57

3. vuyonc (Posts: 1021; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


"Profitability over scale" I guess. As long as they keep a streamlined smartphone lineup, they should be fine. No more midrangers (M4 Aqua and E4/g are all they need), one Z4 and a Z4 Ultra. No new compacts as the Z3 Compact as it STILL has no competition. Keep pushing the battery life envelope and bring more phones to Lollipop.

posted on 31 Mar 2015, 04:18

4. seven7dust (unregistered)


they need to improve the displays , the z3 range finally adressed the crappy viewing angles and brightness issues,

but still a long way to go to match the leaders.

I'm not talking pixels , but other things, like color temperature , color shift and accuracy.

Funny how they messed up in displays when their TVs have been recognized as among the best.

Same for cameras , how can a Company like sony still not get their camera software right ? it baffles me.

posted on 31 Mar 2015, 09:30 1

20. Phonedingo (Posts: 393; Member since: 16 Aug 2014)


They intentionally make their displays more blue. It's to give it the appearance of being more brightness and vibrancy.

posted on 31 Mar 2015, 04:35

6. tech7 (Posts: 17; Member since: 04 Feb 2015)


Z4 ultra or T4 ultra ?.... It should be z4 ultra.

posted on 31 Mar 2015, 05:11

10. JaneChenLong (Posts: 374; Member since: 18 Mar 2015)


Z5 ultra?
The "4" is for H1 2015. H2 2015 will be "5"

posted on 31 Mar 2015, 04:39

7. tech7 (Posts: 17; Member since: 04 Feb 2015)


Don't forget to bring the flash Sony ;)

posted on 31 Mar 2015, 04:54 4

8. SuperNova (banned) (Posts: 649; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


Phonearena is giving Sony boys some hope. A story like VAIO, no one believed Sony was going to let it go unless that day came and diehard fans crying like little kids without their candies. Instead of giving such a bitter compliment, why don't you tell them to be prepared for that somber day to avoid a huge disappointment? Anyway, we can't fight against their fate, even Sony themself. :(

posted on 31 Mar 2015, 05:34 3

12. vuyonc (Posts: 1021; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


Someone put salt in their coffee by accident.

posted on 31 Mar 2015, 06:15

16. Kruze (Posts: 1285; Member since: 30 Dec 2014)


You're a baka as always.

posted on 31 Mar 2015, 08:05 1

17. Tricell1991 (Posts: 75; Member since: 25 Mar 2015)


@SuperNova Hello kimchi land or i will call you bloody samsung fanboy. South korea it's just used to be poor country a lot of county saved you ass for 50 year ago. You copy everything. Do you know about your brand ? Samsung Copy a lot of patentability from japan Tv technology smartphone have you proud ? I never seen it before about cheating brand on law court. Pioneer is a one you are copied it too.

posted on 31 Mar 2015, 08:50

19. SuperNova (banned) (Posts: 649; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


Nice comment, racist boy. Samsung copied Japan companies a lot that's why those companies are nowhere to be seen. LoL
Stop being a Korean hater, dude. Yo're not living in the 70s anymore. You've gotta admit that Samsung is much more innovative than Sony Panasonic, Hitachi and more combined. We have our own AMOLED tech, advancing nano tech, semiconductor... which Japanese are still behind.

A better example:
Samsung and LG are the world's largest TV makers. Sony is losing money, and might withdraw from it very soon :)

posted on 31 Mar 2015, 09:44 1

21. Awesoman64 (Posts: 292; Member since: 18 Mar 2015)


Nice try, ass but you're the one who is racist here. You think your pesky little fanboy community would help make Samsung great?NO. YOU THINK YOUR COMMENTS ABOUT SONY WOULD MAKE SAMSUNG'S HARDWARE SUPERIOR?NO. YOU ARE NOTHING BUT A PIECE OF CRAP LYING AROUND ALL DAY WITH HIS s**tTY SAMSUNG PHONES LYING AROUND WITH GAY PORN. DONT FORGET SAMSUNG USED SONY SENSORS IN ALMOST ALL ITS PHONES IN THE PAST. AWWW, YOU THINK THEM PRETTY PICS CAME FROM SAMSUNG???DING DING DING.

posted on 31 Mar 2015, 11:36

22. SuperNova (banned) (Posts: 649; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


Calm down, dude. It looks like you're more hurt than some Sony fanboys here. LoL Like it or not, Samsung is making profit while billion people around the world support their innovation. Otherwise, Sony is struggling and trying to survive. That's the fact.

Samsung have their own ISOCELL sensor in case you don't know. The reason they use some Sony sensor because of supply shortage with their best selling Galaxy line while Sony Xperia have failed continuously. Sony should thank Samsung for being its customer, if not there is nothing Sony is making money from. :)

posted on 31 Mar 2015, 22:01

25. Awesoman64 (Posts: 292; Member since: 18 Mar 2015)


I agree but I still dont want you and your fanboyishness in this site. Go to Cnet or something. You bash too much.

posted on 31 Mar 2015, 12:13

23. nippox (Posts: 1; Member since: 31 Mar 2015)


Good notice, I'll wait for it xD

posted on 01 Apr 2015, 10:44

26. isprobi (Posts: 683; Member since: 30 May 2011)


I got tired of waiting and bought a Nexus 6. But I will check this out if it becomes available.

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