Sony Mobile reportedly orders 25 million smartphones from ODMs
posted by Alan F. / May 20, 2014, 3:14 AM
Despite that downward trend, Sony Mobile had such a good year with its mid to high-end models, that the entire smartphone operation returned to profitability in fiscal 2013. Sony's flagship models had a strong year, starting with the Sony Xperia Z, which wowed the crowd at CES with its ability to withstand a dunking in water. This was followed by the Sony Xperia Z1, the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, and the Sony Xperia Z2.
The ODMs expected to be receiving the orders from Sony include FIH Mobile, Compal Communications and Arima Communications. The latter is supposedly being tapped by Sony Mobile to design and produce 10 million to 12 million 3G and 4G handsets, the most among the trio of ODMs that Sony is rumored to be employing.
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Unfortunately for Sony Samsung's single phone sells this much....sigh
posted on May 20, 2014, 3:24 AM 2
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One wish to Sony "Could you make your phone screens without showing some kind of patterns or dots???" I can see them when screen is off or black and it really annoys my eyes
posted on May 20, 2014, 4:00 AM 0
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Don't you really have anything better to do in your life than watching your phone when the screen is off? ;) Seriously... I have an xperia V, and I had a U. Both have the dots, but in both cases you really have to pay attention to see them. When the screen is lit, it's difficult to see them even when the background is black. I never notice them during my daily usage. Some people seem to buy phones just to complain about the faintest flaws... I still remember the "problem" of the little stains of glue that could be seen if you looked closely into the transparent bar of the xperia U... I noticed it only after I read about it in a forum! Enjoy your phones! They're just machines built by men, and the perfect machine does not exist.
posted on May 20, 2014, 6:16 AM 3
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I just said my opinion and I rarely see them on other flagships except for the Nexus5. I don't call it flagship though. Then why Sony? Dude nowadays people are complaining about 720p n 1080p on small screens and they are about to do the same for Fhd n Qhd. And you telling me that I'm so picky about so tiny thing? I don't think so. They are noticeable and "you don't care" dose not apply to all other ppl as same. I'm not saying you should care though, it is weird enough to think why because other oems don't have those strange pattern or dots on their screens
posted on May 20, 2014, 10:04 AM 0
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The dots are more visible for low range devices... My dad's Xperia Go shows the dots easily... but he has never complained... I have seen the dots on my Acro S but only with screen off, under sunlight at a certain angle... Not annoying at all... They are the touch sensor... I don't know why Sony's phone are more prone to show them compared to other devices... probably to be able to have features like Wet Tracking...
posted on May 20, 2014, 9:36 AM 0
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I say they won't be able to hit 46million handsets because of the following reasons : iPhone 6 - Highly anticipated phone, past generation ( particularly 4, and 4S )Apple users replacement period , coming in different sizes. Galaxy S5 Prime - Won't be a big hit or a big surprise but will attract curious customers LG G3 - Highly anticipated with its premium design and specs Galaxy Note 4 - 3 sided flexible YOUM display and its monster specs will definitely attract customers The Z2 barely has any competitors at the moment. The S5 cannot be a competitor to the Z2 because the Z2 is no match in sales.
posted on May 20, 2014, 3:24 AM 3
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Personally I'm not even a bit excited for that "3 sided flexible YOUM display".
posted on May 20, 2014, 3:31 AM 9
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Sony mobile is not doing good as LG! LG Mobile sold 16.2 millions phones as for 1Q 2014( 12.3 millions were smartphones) Sony Mobile sold only 8.8 millions phones as for Q1 2014 Q2 -3Q of 2014 will be a STRONGEST QUARTER for LG !
posted on May 20, 2014, 1:03 PM 1
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goodluck Sony.cant wait for Z3 lagwiz is killing me
posted on May 20, 2014, 4:39 AM 2
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