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Sony wants to be #3

Sony has announced that it has aspirations of becoming the third largest company in the global smartphone market right behind Apple and Samsung. To make that job, Sony will have to beat Chinese companies including Huawei Technology and ZTE.

Both of those Chinese smartphone makers have eyes on the third-place spot in the global smartphone market. The challenge for Sony will be that both Huawei and ZTE are very strong in their home market of China, which also happens to be one of the biggest growth markets in the world.

Currently, Sony sits in the fourth-place spot in the global smartphone market according to IDC. That spot puts Sony right between the two Chinese smartphone makers with Huawei in third and ZTE in fifth place. Apple and Samsung are way ahead of the other manufacturers in the smartphone market combined for over half the global market.


Xperia Z
 
Sony recently unveiled its Z and ZL "superphones" at CES 2013 that will help the company attack the high-end of the smartphone market. The flagship Xperia Z is a waterproof smartphone that packs in a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, 5" 1080p display, and a 13MP camera.

Source: Reuters



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By OnyxNite on 3/4/2013 11:23:26 AM , Rating: 2
Really? Please point me to a waterproof smartphone with a Snapdragon S4 PRO dual-core (MSM8960T - note the "T" on the end) processor, 2GB of RAM, < 4.7" 720p display, and a 13MP camera. I'd really like one.


By retrospooty on 3/4/2013 6:47:39 PM , Rating: 2
What are you even talking about? He said he would like a modern phone, but doesnt need 1080p or quad core. That is pretty much last years phones. You wanna go through every single spec and find a dial core S4 pro? It doesnt exist. The "pro" is a quad core model. You want a high end low end phone? Good luck. Or are you just being an ass to make a point?


By OnyxNite on 3/5/2013 12:04:11 PM , Rating: 2
The OP said he wanted an Xperia Z, but with a Dual Core and a 720p screen. To which you replied: "They have phones like this out... Pretty much every high end phone from last year. What you are looking for exists and in most cases is more than $100 cheaper."

So all I did was take the Xperia Z specs from the article, and do what the OP said, replace the quad core with a dual and the 1080p screen with the 720p one. You said such a beast exists and I simply asked where because I'd certainly like one. I haven't seen a single phone that meets those specs even though your claim is "pretty much every high end phone from last year" does.

As for a dual core S4 Pro it does indeed exist, I even gave you it's model number. Want me to point you to a press release on Qualcomms site or something?


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