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Sony Xperia 1 Announced: 21:9 4K HDR OLED screen, triple camera setup

KBadOne

Member
Oct 28, 2017
94
When I went to Fukuoka for EVO Japan thsi year, I noticed two phones while I was up there used by people on trains and walking around etc. iPhones and Xperias. Saw no Samsung Galaxy phones or anything else. Just iPhones and Xperias. In Bic Camera, the mobile floor was filled with Xperia and iPhone accesories. Guessing Xperias are still popular in the home country which makes sense.

I wish they were more popular in the US.
Your absolutely right, when I was in Tokyo 2 years ago for TGS, Xperia had their own booth at TGS show and it was very present at Yodabashi and Bic Camera. The most common devices you see people using in the train are iPhones, Xperias and Walkmans.

But I wonder since the Xperia is doing good in Japan why did they screw them over with 64GB memory for Xperia 1..
 
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vivftp

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Oct 29, 2017
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Two reason given by Sony why they stay in Smartphone
Sony CFO Hiroki Totoki
5G, is one of the reason, they don't want to depend on foreign company to provide it
“I would like to say a few things about the importance of 5G wireless technology in the context of our strategy for the smartphone business going forward. By enabling high-speed communication, low-latency and simultaneous connectivity, 5G, which is expected to be commercialized in the near future, is a technology which we view as having immense potential, since it can connect all portable devices to the cloud.​
“In order to fully utilize this leading-edge technology, we need to retain in-house our fundamental research capability and capability to create related applications. By continuing to work on 5G in our smartphone business, we are aiming to develop 5G technology as a competency that can be used across the Sony Group.”​
CEO Kenichiro Yoshida said, “we see smartphones as hardware for entertainment and a component necessary to make our hardware brand sustainable. And younger generations no longer watch TV. Their first touch point is smartphone.”
Called it! :)

The way Sony was adamant about holding on to their smartphone division I was certain it would relate to utilizing them as an in-house R&D resource for 5G and other mobile related matters.

So they are going to leverage 5G to build their IoT-portfolio... Is there anything inherent with 5G that allows for SIM-less devices or eSIM? Because I doubt people are going to load their fridges and TV's with SIM-cards and data-plans, unless I'm missing something. I really don't see how 5G is going to be anymore revolutionary to IoT than existing 4G, especially for the home-market. Do you have a link to the source of that 5G-quote? Would be interesting to read the whole thing :)

I read the article with that second argument/quote. Really it's nothing more than "mobile is the future so we should have a stake", disregarding that they are basically non-existant in the mobil-market and have no hope or strategy of improving their numbers. Younger generations' first touch point is not going to be an Xperia. Yoshida also says “We see smartphones as hardware for entertainment and a component necessary to make our hardware brand sustainable,” . Problem is that brand-recognition of Xperia and Sony in the mobile-market is again pretty much non-existant and has been for years.
Well take PlayStation for example. 5G is going to play a huge part in their future plans with PS Now eventually expanding to mobile, remote play becoming more prevalent on mobile and the possibility of them releasing a future handheld that can access these functions (just speculation there of course). If Sony didn't have an in-house mobile team then either SIE is going to have to take on people who specialize in the mobile sphere and 5G to help them in their efforts, or they can go to Sony Mobile and utilize their extensive experience to help them achieve their goals.

Having an in-house team of specialists is invaluable when you have so many divisions that could utilize them when they have a related projected. Not to mention once Sony gets their affairs in order for mobile and get their new path settled there's nothing saying they can't begin expansions once more. Me, I'm hoping they do have some sort of collaboration with PlayStation to get the successor to the Xperia Play out in the form of a PlayStation Phone that has physical controls for PS Now and Remote Play access.
 

Barrel Cannon

The Fallen
Oct 25, 2017
4,118
Called it! :)

The way Sony was adamant about holding on to their smartphone division I was certain it would relate to utilizing them as an in-house R&D resource for 5G and other mobile related matters.



Well take PlayStation for example. 5G is going to play a huge part in their future plans with PS Now eventually expanding to mobile, remote play becoming more prevalent on mobile and the possibility of them releasing a future handheld that can access these functions (just speculation there of course). If Sony didn't have an in-house mobile team then either SIE is going to have to take on people who specialize in the mobile sphere and 5G to help them in their efforts, or they can go to Sony Mobile and utilize their extensive experience to help them achieve their goals.

Having an in-house team of specialists is invaluable when you have so many divisions that could utilize them when they have a related projected. Not to mention once Sony gets their affairs in order for mobile and get their new path settled there's nothing saying they can't begin expansions once more. Me, I'm hoping they do have some sort of collaboration with PlayStation to get the successor to the Xperia Play out in the form of a PlayStation Phone that has physical controls for PS Now and Remote Play access.
Yea, when they mentioned the focus of entertainment the push for 5G makes even more sense. They would rather have their own product at the forefront showing off the capabilities within their ecosystem even if it's in addition to supporting other 5G devices.
 

KBadOne

Member
Oct 28, 2017
94
Called it! :)

The way Sony was adamant about holding on to their smartphone division I was certain it would relate to utilizing them as an in-house R&D resource for 5G and other mobile related matters.



Well take PlayStation for example. 5G is going to play a huge part in their future plans with PS Now eventually expanding to mobile, remote play becoming more prevalent on mobile and the possibility of them releasing a future handheld that can access these functions (just speculation there of course). If Sony didn't have an in-house mobile team then either SIE is going to have to take on people who specialize in the mobile sphere and 5G to help them in their efforts, or they can go to Sony Mobile and utilize their extensive experience to help them achieve their goals.

Having an in-house team of specialists is invaluable when you have so many divisions that could utilize them when they have a related projected. Not to mention once Sony gets their affairs in order for mobile and get their new path settled there's nothing saying they can't begin expansions once more. Me, I'm hoping they do have some sort of collaboration with PlayStation to get the successor to the Xperia Play out in the form of a PlayStation Phone that has physical controls for PS Now and Remote Play access.
That makes sense now