It's nice that the CEO has a more holistic approach to technology. Sure, the phone division is haemorrhaging money. But they also allow for research and development in a key technology sector, which can turn out profitable in the future.
Kaz Hirai is a coolest CEO out there and heck he even has a nice accent :D
Acoustic surface and front camera beneath screen might be used in 2019/20
They could just stop making their own phones so easily and focus on TV's, as those are their only interest-peaking products along with the Playstations. :-) But their phones, still no thanks.
AnonD-731491, 18 Jan 2018Sony have VR in ps4, VR in mobile is a jokeNot if it drives the change. VR box is also not so pricy, so it can move more users. Same with video, photo, you can use your phone to see. Its also more portable as its not designed to be used just at home but even on the go. It could also support their sales of XZP with its 4K screen. How is it if not funny.
Sure, projection watches and cell phones in your head are the future; that is just the natural progression of technology. Perhaps budget Sony device is also in the future? Cheapest Sony phone I found had a single core Snapdragon. Please make budget device with Sony on it so I may upgrade from my HTC Desire 510 soon enough.
I would rather have a smaller screen with larger bezels than a 6+ inch screen with stupid aspect ratio
Sony Xperia Fan, 18 Jan 2018Sadly, the only way to survive is to follow the trend.
As we all know, following trend is ano... moreI believe the essential phone was the first one having a notch, but not as big as iphone's.
LG is innovative, the LG G6 was a phenomenal phone and many brands are creating the same near bezeless phones.
Oneplus 5T, despite copying and following the trend i find it most suitable, good looking and has a sleek design. i like it
Anonymous, 18 Jan 2018You are exactly right...people only look at what's popular and what's trending, and never look... moreSadly, the only way to survive is to follow the trend.
As we all know, following trend is another way of saying having the lack of creativity. An idea of one, the other should do something similar but still original, unique, and aesthetically pleasing with practical use. No more.
One puts a notch on top of the screen, the others will have to follow.
Sony Xperia Fan, 18 Jan 2018Best of Sony's product IMO is the Aibo Robot Dog.
Oh would you look at how cute that thing is... moreYou are exactly right...people only look at what's popular and what's trending, and never look at anything that's not those two,
apple slows down iPhone on purpose "oh I'm sure they're trying to help our phones"
Samsung phone blows up "oh it's just a mistake, they'll be fine"
Sony phone has similar design to 2012. "No. This is outrageous, they are so boring"
Best of Sony's product IMO is the Aibo Robot Dog.
Oh would you look at how cute that thing is!.......
Sadly, it is made by Sony. Not everyone will buy it, even for free. Put a Samsung or Apple logo on its back and people would buy it immediately for whatever cost.
dxyuyu, 18 Jan 2018Because everyone needs a smartphone that has a design from 2012aaahhh... they know nothing -.-
They want to lead? Without watches, 360 cameras, VR ''gear'', own ai assistant,... is that not part of communication? funny
dxyuyu, 18 Jan 2018Because everyone needs a smartphone that has a design from 2012Don't forget about Apple, iPhones are all now in the mould of iPhone 6 from 2014, Samsung styles haven't changed much except screens since S6...
If you haven't noticed...each company has their own style of phones and are tweaking them, and all have very similar traits and are sticking to it, so not sure how your argument proves a point here..sure, the L2 and XA2 and XA2 Ultra look horrible, but I still like the original XZ design.
you are either a biased person who bases knowledge off popularity or a fanboy of some type...
dxyuyu, 18 Jan 2018Because everyone needs a smartphone that has a design from 2012At least their price isn't so-called $1000 outrageous price phone (you already know what the phone i mentioned with that price...) and their iconic-squarish design that was introduced back in 2013 was evolved in H2 2016 and always evolved slowly and phase-by-phase , not stagnant .