*sigh* Oh Bony Bony Bony. Can you just "defocus" in America already bc no one buys your premiumly priced phone here and no one will buy them in India or China either due to better and cheaper alternatives in the upper/mid/low range segments.
Ali Bashir, 01 Aug 2016Best company ever, I love you sony, cheers. How come one could love a company?
SONY is Doomed.. Digging its own grave day by day!!
They will be on the same page some day as HTC is at current!! :P
It is a smart move if you channel your business to the current state of mobile industry. Kinda makes easier to handle those countries because you don't have to deal with the whole Xperia line which they make new phones every 6-12 months. What is the deal if you can't sell your products? (But this is another subject for another article and they have to fix it.)
If you cant compete on price with these chinese firms,its better let it go that segment than making loss from that segment. for example i have a z3 while my friend has oneplus 2, we bought the devices with a month gap between but even before he changed the phone as the phone started to lose its performance, but z3 still had the same performance, but one thing he said explained the most indian's perspective " i paid just 20k for the device and i got the best from it and its time to move to next device with latest hardware and tech"
HigherPrimate, 01 Aug 2016Funny to see all the geniuses in here :D , i think it is the right move, chineese are taking o... moreYeah, let's all deny how OnePlus, ZUK and LeTv are putting "value" into the flagship market equation and how Apple is far more likely than Sony to get people in that higher price-range (hint: at least Apple does show something that appears Premium and has premium support, rather than just being "premium priced").
If Sony is top3 in your country then that speaks volumes of your country, nothing else.
HigherPrimate, 01 Aug 2016Funny to see all the geniuses in here :D , i think it is the right move, chineese are taking o... moreIndia is the second largest smartphone industry in the world besides apple is getting steady profits from india which is making tim cook to establish apple care centers and manufacturing plants. Indian people buy a phone mostly by paying entire price at a time and remember that a flagship costs atleast 250 dollars higher than that of usa pricing due to taxes . If carriers like at&t, verizon exists in india , smartphone market would be at a whole new level
Tucking Fypo, 01 Aug 2016sony should say 'premium priced' phones not premium phones.Case and point, thank you.
Happy to know they will offer premium X flagships and premium X Premium flagships.
HigherPrimate, 01 Aug 2016Funny to see all the geniuses in here :D , i think it is the right move, chineese are taking o... more...and what are you trying to say, Sony is about to take over the high end section? LOL yep you're genius to, and what country are you from to say Sony is number 3?
Funny to see all the geniuses in here :D , i think it is the right move, chineese are taking over for the low range and mid range, espesially in poor countrys like india. Fun fact, sony is top 3 in my country :P only beaten by sammy and of course apple, Huawei is a close 4
premium by price and looks only...no need for that,u can leave india that would b better..
random access ONE, 01 Aug 2016im not a indian. but you have a point.But your username looks Indian :-)
P.S. - I am Indian that's why I know what does it mean.
Premium price with premium quality and durability... You pay for quality not for crap. Remember and shut up. Don't want quality? Buy cheap crap. iPhones are very expensive but people are still buying them. Lol.
lol only premium priced devices.people are more interested in worth for money devices.