Love the Community, 31 Aug 2020Their mainstream smartphone innovation and fame was more than five years ago... Starting 2018,... moreWell, recent statistics show that they're actually selling much better this year than they did last year, in contrast to Samsung, which is depriving this year despite both facing the same pandemic situation.
Even in many stores where the phone is being sold, the stocks are always empty, which clearly means that people still think their phones are as good as any Samsung or Apple or Chinese phone.
And who told you that their innovation in the smartphone department has already ended? Majority of Chinese phones today are using Sony's Quad Bayer sensors, as well as the Omnidirectional AF function that they've introduced earlier this month and was already found immediately on the Find X2 Pro.
Heck, even Samsung has adopted the 21:9 display format of last year's Xperia 1 with the latest Galaxy Z Flip, and even though it's not an innovation, the influence is still evident right here.
Most of what Sony brought to the table are still being used by a lot of manufacturers to their products. The IP rating alone already says everything about what you need to know.
Anonymous, 31 Aug 2020Too bad sony is learning from other OEM the stupid habit of keeping all good stuff just for ma... moreNot having the ToF sensor isn't a deal breaker if it would retain the same focusing capabilities of the 1 II.
I doubt Photo Pro wouldn't be present here, considering they're emphasizing this phone the same way that they're doing with the 1 II, which is relating to the Sony A9 II in terms of camera prowess.
What wouldn't make sense here is the presence of a 120Hz display, unless of course there's something that they're gonna do to have the same thing on the 1 II, or perhaps it wouldn't be here at all.
Andreidinutu, 31 Aug 2020Sony not famous enough? Seriously? One of the biggest companies ever is not famous enough? Al... moreTheir mainstream smartphone innovation and fame was more than five years ago... Starting 2018, Sony quickly fade into obscurity. Our eyes are now on Samsung, Apple and Huawei for the standardization. Sony has finished their standardization.
SVK, 31 Aug 2020How is Sony regarding Android major updates? considering Samsung promised 3 major updates for ... more1ii and 5ii will get android 12.
10ii will get android 11.
L4 may remain with 9.
Samsu g is doing that because they sell much more and make much more money.
So they are in position to do it.
I use android 7.1.1.
I do all I want on the phone.
Google Play will keep workimg probably until 2028.
TheLastOracle, 31 Aug 2020Sony should just close down its smartphone division. Considering the acces they have to the im... moreWe Sony fans will keep buying them, at this point all you can do is cry they close down, see you when the Xperia 5ii is out and gets attention. I'd like to see you cry louder!
I love sony brand because im a playstation 1~4 owner. I like the the aspect of xperia phone but the pricing is out of reach in my country. I'll wait 1 year after the 5 ii launched to get a good deal to replace my xz1.
Too bad sony is learning from other OEM the stupid habit of keeping all good stuff just for main/bigger phone.
This,one was supposed to be just a smaller 1080p version of 1ii, not stripped down features version. No ToF, no photo pro, design is the same of 10ii .
I'd rather pay $1100 and have everything 1ii has except the 4K screen, than paying maybe $850-900 for much lower level phone.
How is Sony regarding Android major updates? considering Samsung promised 3 major updates for S, Note and A series phones.
Love the Community, 31 Aug 2020Because we only want Apple, Samsung and Huawei to go flat because they're the major influ... moreSony not famous enough? Seriously? One of the biggest companies ever is not famous enough?
There is rumor they may announce the development of a hybrid between 1ii and RX100 mark 7.
sona, 31 Aug 20203rd. Grade lookRight. It would be much better if it would look like every other phone out there.
TheLastOracle, 31 Aug 2020Sony should just close down its smartphone division. Considering the acces they have to the im... moreThat won't happen. Sony is here to stay, and to cause more pain in you lower back area, every single year.
This is The phone I want.
This phone leaks so much, is it even IP68 with all those leaks?
3rd. Grade look
Fayth, 31 Aug 2020everybody want flat display when Sony delivers nobody acknowledge itBecause we only want Apple, Samsung and Huawei to go flat because they're the major influencers of the smartphone game. Sony is not famous enough to change the game and have everyone accept their rules.
Sony should just close down its smartphone division. Considering the acces they have to the image sensor division, their performance is seriously lacklusture.
everybody want flat display
when Sony delivers
nobody acknowledge it