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Sony to outsource up to 40% of phone manufacturing?

07 November, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
Sony to outsource up to 40% of phone manufacturing? - read the full textSony is looking to ship more phones in 2013, according to DigiTimes, going from a projected 35 million to 50 million. To get the job done, the company plans to outsource some of the manufacturing to big ODMs. Foxconn has been manufacturing low-end Sony phones since Q3 of this year. According...


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this means that sony phones will lose their quality. the most concern for me is loosing their camera quality because their phones usually have the best cameras among phones.

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  • 2012-11-07 20:57
  • HFgq

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-11-07 18:55 from vaNH - click to readI honestly cannot see how you can equate Foxconn to the lack of quality in Sony low-ends.
Within the tech world, Foxconn assembles everything and in every range (from the rock-bottom to the very high-end). Sticking just to phones, last time I have checked, Apple and their iPhone were relying on build quality and stunning looks to make sales (guess who assembles them? Yap. Foxconn!).

The thing is, if the contracting company (Sony) drafts a product with crap quality and crap materials then the assembler (Foxconn) will not do any magic and make it any better.
You can blame the assembler all you want, but the crap didn't come from them, it came from whoever wanted it that way.

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  • 2012-11-07 20:40
  • N$iZ

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-11-07 18:10 from thu9 - click to readSo is apple, they use foxconn, samsung does, ace, asus.

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  • 2012-11-07 19:43
  • d$JU

Quality of new low end Sony Xperia is not good so i am not surprised to read that foxconn made them, i did use Tipo for a while and it ha flaws, but that could also be because of Sony bloatware in Timescape.

Im using Galaxy Note II now and its real good but i miss Xperia and hope i can upgrade to a Sony Yuga soon. I will not miss Samsungs Touchwiz, its awkward and has many useless things and lacks some useful things.

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  • 2012-11-07 18:55
  • vaNH

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-11-07 17:36 from 4@9r - click to readi don't think that this will happen. at least not till 2014. Google tend to stick with one manufacturer for 2 year so 2013 is still LG

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  • 2012-11-07 18:50
  • mNZd

make the best phone

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  • 2012-11-07 18:44
  • myVM

guys next year sony beats smartphone market

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  • 2012-11-07 18:24
  • uv8L

Sony (Ericsson) is a small company. it doesn't even have its own factory and has to manufactures its phone using someone else's factory.
so, this is not news.

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  • 2012-11-07 18:10
  • thu9

when will be available Sony xperia acro s in India

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  • 2012-11-07 18:07
  • Hkqq

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-11-07 17:36 from 4@9r - click to readI would totally buy it !

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  • 2012-11-07 17:59
  • mJDy

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-11-07 17:36 from 4@9r - click to readWell, looking at their performance in the past years, going from 35 to 50 millions units - that's a +40% year-to-year - it is either them going insane or a Sony Nexus...

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  • 2012-11-07 17:54
  • mxHG

Make better cameras plz

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  • 2012-11-07 17:42
  • MVg6

i just came here to say first, but too late, by the way i like Sony, by the way what i really want is a nexus made by Sony, anybody have any rumors of this coming?

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  • 2012-11-07 17:36
  • 4@9r

not good i dont like foxconn

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  • 2012-11-07 17:31
  • fj1x

Bye Sony!
You became like Nokia with cheap build quality.

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  • 2012-11-07 17:29
  • fqfL


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  • 2012-11-07 17:28
  • PF5p


but Rs not mensonn

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  • 2012-11-07 17:25
  • 98WG

very good

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  • 2012-11-07 17:24
  • 98WG

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