Anonymous, 19 Dec 2017They are nowhere near the top. Lagging behind Samsung for TVs and Canon+Nikon for cameras. Tha... moreeach TV has advantages and disadvantages, samsung uses tizen, lg uses webos, sony ( and sharp) uses android, sony tv can uses dual shock 4 ( play emulation), has high bitrate (990kb per sec) ldac wireless audio
same with camera, canon and nikon dominate dlsr ( both in aps-c and full frame) , but has little market share in mirrorless interchangeable both aps-c and full frame, while sony has high market share in mirrorless interchangeable both aps-c and full frame, samsung quit camera market in 2014
If I'm Sony I'll go to this direction:
- use Z5 platform size
- stretched the screen to get 5.5" with 18:9 ratio
- increase the battery a bit
franci7, 18 Dec 2017the XA series has nicely rounded edges, why not proceed in this directionBut the sharp corners that cut into your palm are still there.
Vizagking, 19 Dec 2017sony already top on tv & camerasThey are nowhere near the top. Lagging behind Samsung for TVs and Canon+Nikon for cameras. That's why the person said that Sony should focus on these products instead.
i love this design, sony plz keep do your own design... you are the best
SZTadir, 18 Dec 2017The color looks cool and I always loved the design. But this tri-bezelless look is not necessa... moreI know they wouldn't do this kind of design, since they have the dual front facing speakers for so many years, and besides the OmmiBalance design still can be implemented on the bezeless trend, except they need to make it much more refined
Looks ugly. Three sided bezelless designs suck. The asymmetry is disgusting. Just like the mi mix/2 and sharp aquos. Try again sony. I'd rather you stick to your z line designs and just improve everything. Go back to the glory days of the z2, z3, and z3 compact. Otherwise, you will remain to be irrelevant in the smartphone space. Already outside the top 10 oems for a couple of years or even more now. That should ring bells.
Great now Sony si copying Shamesung screen.
What a horrible option.
Anonymous, 18 Dec 2017Sony needs to shut down mobile sector and focus on cameras and TVs. sony already top on tv & cameras
AlwaysBanned, 18 Dec 2017More or less they will do something better than stereo speakers they currently have. Maybe scr... moreI'm sure that tech won't be feasible for a 5.5 inch phone. Most probably they'll go back to a bottom firing speaker, like in the Z1.
And now the Sony jealous-haters will be saying the bezels are too small, their hipocrecy wont stop, they hate Sony because it's not a criminal company like others.
Xdapro, 18 Dec 2017we are almost 2018, the oval screens were used by my grandmother in 1960Your grandmother must be a timetraveler
No amount of "futuristic" and "it's 2017" and "it's the trend" kind of excuses can stand in front of PRACTICALITY. it's the first and last rule of industrial design. So impractical and literally useless "features" like samsung's "edge" gimmick (one of the main reasons i didn't buy note 8 along with it's useless "portrait" cam) or the almost epidemic idiotic side or back firing mono speakers are... well , idiot and leaves some, speechless and repeatedly disappointed. And now sony plans on ditch the stereo speakers? Seriously? One of the few things that they've done right!!? And for what for a stupid trend!!? I optimistically hope not
Does such thin bezels suggest a use of an OLED screen? (I think it's not possible to achieve such bezels when using an LCD screen).