Everything is very sad at the Sony mobile division.
I think it’s no secret to anyone that Sony’s smartphone business has not brought significant profit to the company for a long time. But it turned out that things were going even worse. According to company reportSony sold a total of 600,000 smartphones between July and the end of September this year. Compare with other players in the market: Huawei, for example, ships an average of 600,000 smartphones per day, bringing the total amount to 200 million units per year (as of late October).
Moreover, Sony initially expected to sell about 5 million smartphones in the third quarter. However, after a while, against the backdrop of an unsuccessful second quarter, the forecast was reduced to 4 million units. The result was only 12% of the primary goal.
Given this negative trend, there is doubt that Sony’s mobile unit will survive 2020. Information has already appeared on the network that the company is shutting down plants, reorganizing operations and cutting staff to compensate for the losses of the mobile unit. But if things continue this way, the closure of Sony's smartphone business will not come as a surprise.
And will you miss Sony smartphones if the company closes the mobile division?
Source: Android Authority