Pompompom, 30 May 2019Nope. Jap's electronics business is in great danger. These days.. korea and china can produce... moreB please. China and Korea know how to make PHONES. At everything else the Japanese excel. Headphones, Hi Fi's, TVs, I can keep going
Anonymous, 30 May 2019I think fordables are waste of time.
Those screens wont last 1,5 year.
They cost more than... moreSamsung is first not for long.
Soon as the china usa war ends Huawei will be number 1 again.
Anonymous, 30 May 2019Lets see how Sony "copies" according to you ....
First android to have glass panel.
Fir... moreMan nicely said but most of that has been here before Sony.
Many not well known brands had this before. LIke ecerybody think Apple X was first with notch which is false.
Or like everybody believe Samsung galaxy fold is the first foldable device which is also false-
Pompompom, 30 May 2019The best "follower" and the best "copier".
Huawei is much better.. but sadly usa kill it, too bad.Man i dont think Huawei the second best company after samsung will fold their weapons so fast.
They will be like Nokia or HTC fight until the last man is standing.
NipponFan, 30 May 2019It might be"" late" "for launch but it will be a quality product, Japanese design quality guaranteedOnly they guaranteee is the price which not many can afford and super heavy weight like most of their phones around 200-250 grams.
s-pen pusher, 30 May 2019it is wrong to say zero new tech from sony mobile. most of the things he mentioned may have in... moreThe most important one was water protection. Before it was a feature of rugged phones like Moto Defy, but Xperia Z changed everything. It took three years to become industry standard for flagships, and then Samsung's A series started pushing it in middle tier as well (but it's sad to see that it still hasn't become a standard there, I guess it will take a couple more years until we finally get rid of non-waterproof phones above $200).
Anonymous, 30 May 2019Everything that you listed was either copied from another brand, or purchased from another bra... moreit is wrong to say zero new tech from sony mobile. most of the things he mentioned may have indeed been overblown and were present with other oems even before sony, and some are simply not true. however, i just would like to point out some things that were indeed innovated by sony mobile- dsee and ldac (there are equivalents of these in the market but these ones are currently the best and are way ahead of any other), 960fps, stacked cmos, and 4k.
Exyvia, 30 May 2019If your asking why, then you're probably not the target demographic. Depending on the users ne... moreExactly, different people have different needs and the current "one size fits all" policy is cancer. OEMs pushing phablets and withdrawing from smartphone market... the whole market has less diversity today than Nokia's lineup alone 12 years ago.
Anonymous, 30 May 2019Lets see how Sony "copies" according to you .... First android to have glass panel. Fir... moreEverything that you listed was either copied from another brand, or purchased from another brand. Zero new tech from Sony R&R in your listing. Please do your research first.
Shadocx, 30 May 2019I thought it was 1644p, how is that 4K?you should read up on what exactly 4k. u clearly dont understand
s-pen pusher, 30 May 2019it's their first attempt. and samsung most likely wont give up that easily on foldables becaus... moreI also doubt Sony will succed to sell those bags that have flexible screens.
s-pen pusher, 30 May 2019it's their first attempt. and samsung most likely wont give up that easily on foldables becaus... moreIn few years, actually 4 in my opinion, screen makers will provide microLED for cellphone.
It cannot fold. Cheap phones will still be LCD, while flagships with microLED.
Sony sold more Z tablet than P tablet. Tablet P was something like Axon M. Book style with two screens. Axon M fail to sell too.
Galaxy F is worse than S10+ , worse than upcoming Tab S5.
Too wide to be hold while open, when fold the outer screen is too tiny. Almost iphone 5 screen. The ridiculous notch will ruin media experience. Also apps layout. Screen 3,2:2 is even worse choice.
Moto Razr is much better concept, probably Sony will do something like that. But these devices are too expensive. Like I said, I can buy Tab S4 and S10+ for lower price than Fold alone.
If Xperia 1 with 4G modem and UFS 2.1 ( 3.0 was not available back then) is $950.
Now imagine if " Xperia Flex" brings 5G, ufs3.0, 66.6MP imx666, 8Gb/256Gb , Tof , flexible oled (costs much more than regular oled) and Acoustic Surface for example ...
No way a device like this hits shelves below $1700. Who's gonna buy? People barely buy the ones that cost $800 .
Shanti Dope, 30 May 2019Wait, did any Sony fan even hated foldable smartphones? I'm afraid that you're back at it aga... moreyou people were swarming at the comment threads of gsma articles about the failures of galaxy fold. also i have not made any assumptions in my comments here at gsma; i always base my comments/statements on reactions and facts from all over the internet and/or my personal experiences.