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Sony can leave smartphones market - sensors prices hike will follow
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    It is strong rumors in the industry that on top management meeting Sony started to discuss fully axing mobile communication division and specifically smartphone production.

    Big consequences can be hike of CMOS sensors prices, as now lot of development expenses are being hidden in the smartphones department financials. Management do not want clients to know that Sony is not so competitive in the sensors area in the cost terms. This can also lead to breakup of hidden agreement with Samsung and return of Samsung into consumer cameras market within few years.

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  • Sony Mobie Communications has revised downward its shipment target for smartphones for fiscal 2018 (April 2019-March 2019) to 6.5 million units from seven million projected previously.

    The revised figures will represent a decline of 51.9% from the 13.5 million units shipped a year earlier.

    If you account for:

    https://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/21327/kimio-maki-will-try-to-save-sony-mobile-division-and-it-is-bad-for-ya/p1

    Whole thing can be way to get rid of most successful manager by axing him with most problematic division.

    And it is he personally who still guides and protects Sony mirrorless development program.