Sony CEO Hirai says it will continue making smartphones, but not to compete with Apple or Samsung
Sony does remain a major supplier of image sensors for other smartphone brands. Hirai drew a laugh by talking about Sony supplying "little companies" in Cupertino, South Korea and China when he was talking about Apple, Samsung/LG and Huawei, respectively. While this business has done well for Sony, its own Xperia brand has trouble gaining any traction in the U.S.
Not that it will make a huge difference, but Sony's U.S. handsets now feature a fingerprint scanner. While the company never explained why its biometric readers were disabled in the states, there is talk that the company had a deal with a stateside carrier that fell through. In order to extricate itself from the partnership with this carrier, Sony promised not to ship phones with a working fingerprint scanner to the U.S. for a certain period of time. Again, that is just speculation.
Sony continues to churn out handsets year after year, not looking to compete with the big boys, but just to bide its time waiting, as its CEO states, for the next big thing.
Posts: 391; Member since: Aug 26, 2013
posted on Jan 18, 2018, 4:10 PM 2
Posts: 2340; Member since: Feb 14, 2011
posted on Jan 18, 2018, 4:27 PM 18
Posts: 602; Member since: Mar 21, 2012
posted on Jan 18, 2018, 5:14 PM 1
Posts: 3123; Member since: Jan 23, 2014
posted on Jan 18, 2018, 6:14 PM 0
Posts: 403; Member since: Jul 14, 2013
posted on Jan 18, 2018, 4:43 PM 1
Posts: 2354; Member since: Aug 01, 2015
posted on Jan 18, 2018, 4:44 PM 4
Posts: 3129; Member since: Apr 15, 2016
posted on Jan 18, 2018, 5:54 PM 0
Posts: 203; Member since: Jul 25, 2015
posted on Jan 18, 2018, 5:58 PM 0
Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017
posted on Jan 18, 2018, 8:06 PM 1
Posts: 55; Member since: Dec 07, 2017
posted on Jan 18, 2018, 8:33 PM 0
* Some comments have been hidden, because they don't meet the discussions rules.
Send a warning to post author
Send a warning to Selected user.
The user has 0 warnings currently.
Next warning will result in ban!
Ban user and delete all posts
Message to PhoneArena moderator (optional):