While Sony’s Xperia Z managed to steal the show at CES 2013 earlier this year, sadly the device was eclipsed by the Samsung Galaxy S4 which was announced a few months later. While Sony’s smartphone and tablet efforts have been pretty decent, undoubtedly the company does play a second fiddle to Samsung who’s probably the biggest name in Android at the moment. Well if you’re a Sony fan and you’re worried about the overshadowing, fret not because it seems that Sony is doing quite well for itself, despite their products not generating the same amount of buzz that Samsung’s does.
According to a recent financial report by Sony, it was revealed that the company managed to ship a whopping 9.6 million smartphones in Q1 2013, which is up from 7.4 million back in Q1 2012. This provided Sony with a revenue of $3.9 billion, and a net income of $60 million which is an improvement on the loss Sony made last year. Granted shipments don’t necessarily equate to sales, but an increase in shipment from last year could be taken as a sign that demand for Sony’s smartphones has increased, and rightfully so. Perhaps those numbers could increase later this year with the upcoming launch of the Sony Xperia i1 “Honami”.