Sony may have just killed off its Xperia Z, C and M series for good

We may have seen the last of Sony's Xperia Z series as well as its Xperia C and Xperia M series phones. As per reports, Sony may focus solely on Xperia X phones from now on.

The news comes not long after Sony launched Xperia X and XA, two capable phones with competitive prices which set rumours rolling about the end of the premium Z-series line-up.

Sony Xperia M5 pre-orders begin at Mobiles.co.uk and Carphone Warehouse

A Taiwanese website named ePrice has revealed a presentation from Sony Mobile in which the Xperia X series is shown as the future smartphone for IoT and Cloud integration. Given that Xperia X series phones include some features of the Z series phones, like TRILUMINOS Display, edge-to-edge displays, efficient batteries and cameras, Sony may have finally decided to give the mid-priced X series a run over the premium Z series ones.

At the moment, Xperia X and XA are available at prices starting from £499 and £279 respectively. The more expensive Xperia X comes with a 5-inch Full HD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, a 64-bit Snapdragon 650 processor, 32GB of internal storage, a 3GB RAM, and impressive 23MP and 13MP cameras. The mid-priced Xperia XA features a 5-inch HD display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, 16GB of internal storage, 2GB of RAM, a MediaTek MT6755 chip and 13MP and 8MP cameras. Both phones come with MicroSD slots, curved glass displays which mould perfectly with metal unibodies as well as the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system on-board.

Sony Xperia X and XA hit the UK: specs, pricing and availability

Back in January, pre-orders for Xperia M5, the last of the M series phones, began at Carphone Warehouse as well as on Mobiles.co.uk. Xperia M5 features a 5-inch full HD display, Mobile BRAVIA® Engine 2 for immersive viewing, premium glass finish on both sides and stainless steel corners. Its internals are armed with a 64-bit 2.0 GHz Octa-core processor, 3GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, 21.5MP and 13MP cameras and a 2,600 mAh battery offering up to two-day battery life. It is expected that Xperia XA and its later generations will fill the gap left by the absence of M5's successors.

In September of 2015, Sony launched three new Xperia Z5 phones which have ultimately turned out to be the last of the Z-series inventory. While Xperia Z5 Premium was set to take on the big phablets, particularly iPhone 6s Plus, Xperia Z5 was supposed to cater to premium phone buyers and Xperia Z5 Compact was aimed at mid-range customers. However, it seems now that Sony has abandoned its phablet concept and decided to invest on capable 5-inch phones which offer the latest operating systems, capable specifications and long battery lives.

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  1. Guest
    Guest17th May 2016

    Wish they had killed the Z3 before I bought one. Screen shattered at the first touch. Probably the worst cellphone screen on the market. There are ent...

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