The largest handset that we’ve ever seen from Sony is probably the Sony Xperia Z Ultra which was launched in 2013 with a screen size of 6.44-inches, which is actually pretty damn huge for a smartphone. That being said it looks like Sony could be thinking about releasing a slightly smaller handset, according to a recent report from DigiTimes.
The report claims that Sony’s ODMs have begun to develop a 6-inch smartphone for the company and despite its large screen, it seems that it might not necessarily be a high-end device. Apparently this is still part of Sony’s strategy to focus more on mid-range models and upwards rather than focusing on entry-mid level smartphones. With its 6-inch display and its rumored mid-range status, chances are we could be looking at a successor to the Sony Xperia T2 Ultra, but that’s just speculation on our part.
DigiTimes goes on to report that Sony is also aiming to ship 38 million smartphones in the fiscal year of 2015 which basically runs from April 2015 until March 2016. While this does seem like a large number, it’s actually a slight dip from the previous fiscal year in which Sony had predicted 39.2 million units shipped, but since these aren’t official figures from Sony do take it with a grain of salt for now.
Sony has yet to announce their next-gen flagship smartphone which is the Sony Xperia Z4 who recently made an appearance on GFXBench. The handset is expected to be announced by September 2015 but no word on whether the rumored 6-inch handset will be announced alongside it or at a separate event.
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