Sony if all you are making is 5" inch bar flagships then who cares if you make a new phone 12 times a year? why is this even knows. Look at Samsung S5 which is a year after S4.. it looks THE SAME. Flagship every half a year? if you ever have that much innovation to put in. every phone now it 5 inch, nice screen, fast processor, nice camera, bar phone. looking at this trend. six months or 2 years no difference.
i dont surprise if sony sinking youself with this foolish doing..
i`ll pass from sony and go for htc two..
Who cares how long this is the flagship unless you are on TMobile in the USA I guess it doesn't matter. UNtil they make it available with all carriers it really makes little difference!
It's good that sony is moving from their battery sucking TFT display to IPS Display.Sony xperia Z1 display was worse than HTC One.I'm so sick of Sony's Displays.
Haha. Yeah I agree with y'all let's wait for the z3. 6 months ain't very long.
It's good that sony is moving from their battery sucking TFT display to IPS Display.Sony xperia Z1 display was worse than HTC One.
NIce so Skip Z2 and get the Z3 after 6 Month Piece of Cake Many thanks :D
Agree. There is no time for using the device and loving your own thing. Now as im thinking Apple's board, strategy and thinking filosofy does make sense. As in letter s (update/upgrade) 1 year cycle. But i would increase letter or filosofy to two years like s+ or something. In fact when im thinking deep the only phone company which have design signature is Iphone. Look at product history. Look at other brand it's all over the place with million of everything. Not a Appla fan by the way because of limitations and overpricing but that logic does make sense. But milking the cow filosofy is not so good. slow and not the top upgrades. that is another mather. I really hope Ara project would be a reality.
goodguy26, 27 Feb 2014Seriously?? Show me my one comment where I praised Sony. I challenge you. And like I said I a... morenowsaday people like to label themself as tech enthusiast , work at it company , or own a electronic company o.o" to backup themself in a debate
Following the Samsung business-model then..too bad.
I'm sure all's already been said about pros/cons but I'll just add that cramming whatever's best-hardware-wise- into a piece of plastic and in different sizes doesn't give the promise of a true flagship.
On the other end, it might help the little guys creating new tech to find buyers for them faster
bring on the new updates and features list for the new flagship for Sony..
Sony we want u to continue focus on these aspects..
1. Inbuilt Wolf DAC
2. B&W speakers (louder please)
3. Amazing dual noice cancelling microphone
4. Support for TruHD audio and HD codecs
5. Amazing Video display running at atleast 120hz & FHD is sufficient
6. Excellent connectivity like FM Radio, BT4.1, NFC, WiFiad, IR Blaster, monitoring systems, universal anteenas for mobile reception incl LTE and all.
7. 4000+ mah battery capacity
8. Metal casing
9. 5.1mp Front camera or better
10. OIS back camera & Opti zoom
11. HDMI Port
12. True USB3.0 port for faster charging and faster transfer speed with OTG facility
13. expandable memory card upto 256GB
14. 128gb internal memory
15. TV Antennas
16. Sapphire display protection or Gorilla Glass 3
17. 64bit CPU maybe Snapdragon 805
18. 4GB RAM
This could push Sony ahead because samsung has nothing to offer till 2015 and other flagships are out for this year bar Apple..This constant upgrading will push Sony ahead its pure logic if each iteration HAS to be better than the last..
Never bothered with Sony since Sony Ericsson but they really are pushing ahead now when few years ago they were behind..
Really? Every six months? Lol... So what would be the point of buying a Sony phone that would only be a flagship for only six months? and imagine how insulted people would feel if they buy a phone on the fifth month and a month later there is a better model... Lol... this is just plain stooopid...
I see that Sony will go the same way as Scamsung :(
(In upper right search input: "Galaxy S4" and u will understand what I'm talking about.)
I hope Sony will bring timely updates to their previous flagships!
People didn't like this idea with Scamsung and I see they don't like it with Sony.
No wonder Scamsung's flagship sales have plummet.
The Snapdragon 805 may appear on the next flagship of Sony, maybe the Z3 or Z1 Ultra/ Z Ultra 2 whatever we may call it. It might also be that if not the 805 the new ones in the 600 series of Snapdragon with 64-bit processors might take place which are more powerful than the two 801's released. Sony is really leading the game now in terms of specs and design/ build quality. To me, Sony has the best Android flagship at least this first half of 2014.
Slayer, 27 Feb 2014And this is news? Sony has done this for the past couple of years or so, last year it was the ... moreI dont see like you do. Its ok to upgrade and update one product but companies doesnt make commitment to their products. I dont see for ex Z line as differnet products but rather as a upgrade more like same phone but more power to it. The line i see is OMNI. And that cycle must be changed in max year to year and a half. Z,Z1,Z2 is tweeking OMNI. somebody must jump to wagon. Somebody that want to change brand a new product. There for ok wats my options. It's not z its z1 whatever. But maintening one product is a must. 3 year in life cycle, As I see galaxy line is to old. I dont know their design language what is call. But call it what ever you want. It's very old. Htc had one design long ago but with Htc One its new design. Even Htc must change their design in max 2 years. So on and so on etc.
But Sony has been doing this for years! Remember?
2011: Xperia arc and then Xperia arc S
2012: Xperia S and then Xperia T
2013: Xperia Z and then Xperia Z1
2014: Xperia Z2 and then ???
The "news" here is the fact that someone from the company itself admits it.
JACK SPARRROW, 27 Feb 2014This is not a good strategy, it will reduce there sales because some people will end up saying... moreAnd this is news? Sony has done this for the past couple of years or so, last year it was the Z & Z1 so what? Just wait another 6 months and skip the mid cycle upgrade. For example, you could buy the Z, skip the Z1 and buy the Z2. Unless you slavishly follow the latest and greatest (guilty), you could skip the Z2 and go for Z3 or whatever it will be called.
Rafe Firman, 27 Feb 2014you did trolling on S5 pages. why you worship Sony at Samsung pages boy? I don't care you th... moreSeriously?? Show me my one comment where I praised Sony. I challenge you. And like I said I am tech enthusiast I read about every new gadget and when I see some ignorant chap I reply. And no matter what you think everyone here knows who is a troll. A troll who doesn't know that tft is used in most displays
vipervoid1, 27 Feb 2014Like u said ~ That is Logic ~ But there are too many mobile "EVENT" for Mobile C... moreEvents like MWC is as cars shows. there are what. 5-10 in a year. Not showing mercedes s class in every 5-6 months but instead of there concept. Design language a new tech for buyers to see where that company is going. Like Nokia did before or even Ericsson. Someday. it doesnt matter if its not tomorrow but just for people to see that each company is working on something great. The only innovation as i see was with Asus padfone as a hybrid and that is a news in phone world. A "hybrid". It doesnt matter if Asus is bad or good but that is fresh stuff right there. Project ARA have same effect. That is innovation and evolution. it doesnt even matter if they dont come into production. You see right there the progress. IGZO panles. the only thing that i dont understand form this year MWC is where is LG battery tech. New battery. Pushing competition. OK Pro 2 but they could shown new battery tech. wth why some company want create a working concept out of the water just to show then get feedback from event. Sit on the board and talk. wow everybody loved it. can we make it. of course if everybody wants it you make it. Just see the MB depth grill. It was a wow in design. And people said "we want it" Nothing special. it's not a tech it's a design. Why not do same in phones. Just do it. Make a Design concept congress. get feedback. Was it good. Yes. Then do it. Where the hell was galaxy S5 design came from. From where. Some dude sitting there. Whell this could sell i think. You think. Is he pay to think or to win the market. It's a bloody mess everywhere. The upcoming HTC m8 is something new. Who the hell put 2 cameras in one phone as a one. There must be something totally different. And that is fresh. If it works then there you have your selling point. No the reality is that it is a followers game. Gsm phones, 3g phones, symbian phones, windows phones and then it was something about windows not like now. Then came Iphone and made something awesome. Your mobile micro pc. And everybody followed. Good. But who is waiting now for who. The only recent awesome tech was tablet. Touch based pclike media tech. Samsung is talking about felxible screens which cant be breaked, where is whole screen phone.