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24th March 2014, 11:16 PM   |  #1  
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I recently came across a bunch a rumors that Sony plans to release another flagship phone, Z3, in 2014 6 months after the Z2 is released. So basically the same scenario with the Z1 and Z2.

Is this a wise move from Sony? Wouldn't it just anger customers as they will have just purchased their newest flagship only to be replaced by another 6 month later so that feeling of having the latest Sony phones dies out. By the time one finishes their contract 3 new Sony flagships would have been released, that takes the piss.

I am guessing this would also cause updates to be even slower since they have more models to focus on, or they could just drop the older models which again is sad.

What do you guys think?
24th March 2014, 11:26 PM   |  #2  
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I think its important so Sony can become a force to recon with.

In the second half of the year the newer S805 chipset will be out, thus Z3 is a much needed upgrade over Z2 to keep Sony ahead of the competition.

If you look at it, Samsung releases a new flagship every 6 months too, in the form of Galaxy S lineup and Galaxy Note lineup.
25th March 2014, 02:38 AM   |  #3  
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Sony has been releasing a flagship or improved variant every six months for years. Count on another this holiday season.

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25th March 2014, 03:14 AM   |  #4  
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6 month release cycle is their philosophy for always being able to stay cutting edge and have the latest hardware offerings.

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25th March 2014, 04:24 AM   |  #5  
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As long as Sony doesn't skimp on the design and improvements, I think it's great that they release a flagship every 6 months. After all, even if they don't, someone else will release a phone with better specs in that time frame and your phone still won't be top of the line anymore. That's just the way technology works.
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Probably a Z Ultra 2

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Originally Posted by Fadeless

I recently came across a bunch a rumors that Sony plans to release another flagship phone, Z3, in 2014 6 months after the Z2 is released. So basically the same scenario with the Z1 and Z2.

Is this a wise move from Sony? Wouldn't it just anger customers as they will have just purchased their newest flagship only to be replaced by another 6 month later so that feeling of having the latest Sony phones dies out. By the time one finishes their contract 3 new Sony flagships would have been released, that takes the piss.

I am guessing this would also cause updates to be even slower since they have more models to focus on, or they could just drop the older models which again is sad.

What do you guys think?

they said 6months but didn't mention XZ3!
as year policy they won't release any huge improvements cause XZ1 will remain main flagship for this year.
maybe in CES15 they release something really huge.

But we can be sure about expected specs for that;
no more than 3GB RAM
and in my opinion they will clock cpu on 2.5GHz
display won't be more than 5.2" for smartphone but different design is 100%
and other feature will be just tweaks of current features.

26th March 2014, 12:56 AM   |  #8  
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I guess it's good for Sony to do this but it does make people with their phones feel like crap since they get outdated very fast.
27th March 2014, 11:12 PM   |  #9  
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I guess it's good for Sony to do this but it does make people with their phones feel like crap since they get outdated very fast.

Sony needs to do that to capture as much market as it possibly could.

If it means angering a few... lets use the expression "passionate users", over an outdated phone because they have the need to always get the latest and greates - then so be it. This way they can capture people upgrading their contracts both at the beginning of the year - and at the end.
28th March 2014, 12:07 AM   |  #10  
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Sony needs to do that to capture as much market as it possibly could.

If it means angering a few... lets use the expression "passionate users", over an outdated phone because they have the need to always get the latest and greates - then so be it. This way they can capture people upgrading their contracts both at the beginning of the year - and at the end.

I totally agree with the whole idea of "making new flagship device every 6 months". However, with their current distribution strategy, that idea is worthless because consumers don't have access to their devices in a timely manner. This bottleneck is the greatest constraint that prevents them from capturing more market share, especially in US.

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