Only a few years ago, Sony was one of the biggest names in the mobile phone industry. However, the Japanese company lost some relevance when the competition got stiffer, especially from Chinese companies. Over the past couple of years, there has been quite a low demand for Sony smartphones. That apparently continued into 2020.
Sony has released its reports for the first quarter of 2020. The reports show that the company’s smartphone division shipped just 400,000 units in Q1 2020. This is the lowest figure recorded in recent times. It probably has something to do with the effect of the current coronavirus pandemic.
With the 400,000 units shipped, Sony recorded a drop of 64% in shipment year-on-year. This makes it the biggest dip on the category. In fact, it is interesting to note that Sony has steadily been recording negative results from its Xperia lineup since 2017. The last time a positive yearly growth was recorded there was in Q2 2017.