Sony Mobile is undergoing restructuring to make it competitive again. This includes new leadership and a new strategy, we’ll see the first step of that at the end of February. “We are going to be announcing products at MWC. What we present there will be a first step showing the direction we are going.”
Mesa adds that Sony is hoping to deliver a “much better camera experience”, but doesn’t go into detail (the Xperia XZ4 is rumored to become Sony’s first triple camera phone). It’s important to note that Shigeki Ishizuka was brought in as Head of Development, a veteran of Sony’s successful camera division (and credited with its success).
There’s some bad news for the Xperia XZ4 Compact, though. “There’s always room for different sizes, but people want a lot more surface area for their content now,” Mesa says. It sounds like the petite flagship was nixed.
Chances of a PlayStation phone seem low too, despite the recent rise in popularity of gaming phones. 5G is another rising trend, but Sony won’t rush into it – it wants to get the experience right before launching a 5G phone.
Read the full interview at Digital Trends.
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