Sony barely sells smartphones – may close its phone business

Japanese manufacturing giant, Sony, is currently struggling in the smartphone market. A few months ago, there were reports that Sony’s smartphones are no longer for the global market. According to Sony’s latest sales figures, the company seems to be selling little or nothing. For several consecutive quarters, Sony barely sells a million devices. While the Japanese manufacturer was able to sell about one million Xperia smartphones every quarter in the previous year, it sold just 900,000 phones in the first quarter of 2019 and only 600,000 in the second quarter.

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Sony’s Smartphone sales:

  • 2017: 13.5 million
  • 2018: 6.5 million
  • 2019: 2.5 million (forecast)

Sony is probably done with the smartphone business, there is not much to discuss about it. As with HTC, it will take more than a strong strategy to resuscitate the company’s smartphone business. In addition, Sony will stop several of its smartphone services. It plans to save its resources for other businesses. 

Sony saw off its smartphone services

Sony’s Gallery app “Album” stopped providing support for Amazon backup after March 31, 2019. In addition, the in-house email app will be discontinued from Xperia 5. It will no longer be available for new Sony smartphones. Instead, users can bet on Google Photos and Gmail.


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  1. Andre John Cruz
    November 11, 2019

    it’s about time they do that. if not for Japanese pride, it makes more sense for them to sell their phone biz to a player like LG

  2. nawab ali
    November 11, 2019

    Sony solo phone

  3. mohd hanif
    November 11, 2019

    Sony need more improvement like usually waterproof, dust proof, cyber shot camera that make powerful xperia sony, but now not like that. I need like that again….

  4. Big Black Boi
    November 11, 2019

    I personally feel Sony lost my support and business forever along with the next generation my three offspring because of PlayStation not willing to reimburse out of character purchases my young son made on my card that was a few years ago and have avoided company since I would imagine about thousand dollars in the grand scheme may not have been worth the boycott I am probably not the only one I am as loyal as the company I am dealing with and some I have been with 20 years plus

  5. Сергей Протасов
    November 12, 2019

    “there is not much to discuss about it”
    — ОК, zoomer!