Sony rules sales in Japan with the Xperia Z, a budget 5-inch phone might be in the works

by: Bams SadewoMarch 28, 2013

Sony Xperia Z vs Google Nexus 4 aa (8)

The snazzy Sony Xperia Z has proven to be quite the hit amongst customers. The phone quickly sold out in countries like Germany and France, while in Japan, over 150,000 units were snapped up by buyers in the first week alone.

Even more impressive is the fact that Xperia Z is still on the top of the sales chart in its home country, a spot that it has held since early February. According to the head of Sony Mobile Communications Taiwan, Jonathan Lin, the Z has been the best-selling phone there for six straight weeks.

With great demands, however, come the rather bad news that Sony is having trouble meeting them, particularly for folks in Europe and Taiwan. We hope this is only temporary, though.

If you’re not looking to get the top of the line smartphone, you might be interested in an upcoming budget offering that Sony is apparently preparing. Industry sources quoted by DigiTimes said that Sony is readying a 5-inch phone that’s aimed for the mid-end market. The rumored device is expected to come with a quad-core MediaTek processor (what else?) and might hit stores in Q3 2013.

We’ll be on the lookout for that one. In the meantime, have you gotten the Xperia Z yet? Planning to do so soon? Tell us in the comments below.

  • mike9

    Sony?, thank you…

    • Sony ME

      Mmm… Sorry we don’t need your money. Buy a plastic phone then. – Sony

      • John Koetsier poyo

        don’t too angry..z not flagship..after this sony comes with new one..
        u also shame

        • yo man its sony
          filled with surprising tecnology making us WOW!!!!!!!!!!

  • Htt

    Yes, I have a Z, and I’m very satisfied

  • I already Have the Black one

  • roeshak

    Had it now for a month and I’m thoroughly convinced that it was the right choice for me. The detail and clarity of the display is truly remarkable, especially when watching videos and clips.

  • David Brymer

    I did buy it but and had 2 take it back to the shop coz it was faulty. I had black and white, but got fed up and swaped it for htc one. Id rather hav the z than s4. Looks r a huge selling point 4 me and the z an one r the best looking phones cash can buy this year.

    • Nice Try brymer.better luck next time

  • LuckyStar

    own a white XperiaZ! it rocks!!!!

  • gustave154

    Yeah i’m loving it.