Consumer_2, 18 Nov 2019The best thing for Sony is to sell the smartphones department back to Ericsson ( Sony haven't ... moreWell, I guess providing timely and extremely reliable software updates prove that they can't run a smartphone business, huh?
And just so you know, the Xperia 1's 21:9 display could be utilized to watch most of the movies in the industry in their native aspect ratio, and even if multimedia isn't your primary concern, the added space of the taller ratio allows for more contents to be fitted in in a single scroll of page.
If that's not enough to say that they could make great smartphones, I don't know what else is.
If pale colors and obnoxious screen cutouts are your thing, then I can't argue with that, but you certainly lack the sense of professionality.
Anonymous, 18 Nov 2019I guess Xperia phones are only essential to sony because of their camera module.With or without xperia, camera business would keep working same way.
Cellphones are important to later implement 5G tech to other stuff.
Anonymous, 18 Nov 2019It's funny how every upcoming android phone design is copied from iphone 11Tell me you are not serious ; huawei had a square camera design since 2018 https://www.gsmarena.com/huawei_mate_20-9367.php and this https://www.gsmarena.com/huawei_mate_20_pro-9343.php and this https://www.gsmarena.com/huawei_mate_20_x-9369.php Apple is always the copycat ; even face unlock was first made by google android in 2014 ; apple just made it more secure in 2017
I guess Xperia phones are only essential to sony because of their camera module.
fr00tease, 18 Nov 2019I think Mark II would be a better name than ".1" imoMy exact thought. For me personally it adds that 'pro' vibe to it than the actual pro word like on certain products haha
Anonymous, 18 Nov 2019How do you know that it's not quad bayer?Months ago (late november 2018) one sensor called imx666 (66.6 MP total, 50MP 1:1, 48MP 4:3, 36MP 21:9) was posted on wikipedia page of Exmor sensors.
It had as specs 1/1.7" , DRAM inside , 21:9 mode and announcement date of april/19.
But before MWC2019, it was removed from wikipedia.
Someone on weibo confirmed it was real, but still prototype and 1/1.5" instead.
At MWC Sony was asked why the devices did not have imx586. They said they saw no advantage over native 12MP. They could used if they wanted to, but had no interest.
The best thing for Sony is to sell the smartphones department back to Ericsson ( Sony haven't a clue how to build a smartphone). Stay with playstation Department Sony, smartphone business isn't for you.
At least Sony was onto something with their taller displays. I scoffed at them at first. The revival of flip phones will make them more popular.
48MP would be 1/1.7" or 1/1.5".
Hope 10.1 and 9.1 bring IP68, stereo, glass body and HDR screen.
Like HTC U10e.
What i want, exellent battery with super fast charging, exellent multimedia capabilities including at least 4k 120hz refresh rate and loud high quality sound. Ditch the 3.5 mm jack or even the memory slot. Any design is appreciated as long as no notch or pop up mechanisms, even a dual screen is ok.
Anonymous, 18 Nov 2019Sony is late, why they are launching a phone with imx586 when others are going to launch phone... moreI don't see any mention about IMX586 in their phones. If ever, their upcoming 48MP camera only has one Bayer instead of Quad-Bayer which might surpass Nokia 808.
Sony is late, why they are launching a phone with imx586 when others are going to launch phones with imx686
Xperia 1 series = power media smartphone
Xperia 5 series = compact balanced smartphone
Xperia 0 series = camera phone.
Shanti Dope, 18 Nov 2019And it still boggles my mind the fact that it's near 2020 already and nobody still hasn't caug... moreIt just show that just having the best screen is not enough. In smartphone it should be also camera where resolution matters, would be different if it was tablet, 4K tablet would be great, no move from Sony though.
No compact, no Sony.
No jack, no Sony.
And don't tell me the Xperia 5 is compact, i've seen one in the flesh and compared it to my beloved XZ1C. No way i would buy that phone.
Next year Apple will release a sequel to their SE line, a new SE2. They will sell tens of millions of them, just because some users just want a true compact phone; small and light in the pocket, just enough for call and text and some other things; not a tablet wanabee. But good build quality and premium feel.
The source article basically says:
- Xperia 0 = 5 cameras + Tof, 5K screen and 5G
- Xperia 1.1 = 3 cams + ToF , 4K and 5G
- Xperia 3 = 3 cams , QHD and 5G
- Xperia 5.1 = 3 cams + ToF , QHD and 5G
- Xperia 10.1 = replaces 10, 5G, maybe SD735
- Xperia 9.1 = replaces 10+, 5G, maybe SD735
- Xperia 8.1 = replaces 8, 5G, maybe SD735 (only for Japan)
- Xperia 100 = replaces ACE, 5G ( only for Japan)
- L4 = replaces L3, 4G
Omasha90, 18 Nov 2019It's heart breaking to see Sony struggling like this, they used to make perfect phones, the la... moreI disagree. XZ Premium, XZ2 Compact, XZ2 Premium, XZ3, Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 are all better than any Z gen phone. Zs had more propitiatory software such as calendar, messaging from Sony which I really like.
Btw this rumor makes no sense. Sony did indeed cooperate with Light that helped Nokia with 9 PureView so quad cam or penta cam (fifth being ToF) are possibility but 8 cameras? Forget it. If you are dreaming about image stacking like Nokia 9 or XZ2 Premium It would need a dedicated chip a la Aube to process that as Android chipsets are not good enough for such task, hence why Nokia 9 is slow when you release the shutter.