Sony reveals that it sold over 1.3 million Xperia handsets during the third fiscal quarter of 2019.
It’s no secret that Sony’s smartphone department Xperia is a failing business. However, the business is apparently picking up after a disastrous second quarter in 2019, a new official report reveals. Sony in Q3 2019 has managed to sell over 1.3 million Xperia phones, according to the firm’s latest financial report. To put that into perspective, Sony sold only around 600,000 smartphones in the second quarter. In other words, Q3 sales numbers equate to twice as many as the previous quarter sales.
Unfortunately, it’s not all sunshine and rainbows for the parent company as it records a 20% decline in overall profit on a quarterly basis thanks to weak sales numbers of camera sensors and content from the entertainment department.
Meanwhile, the operating profit of the firm during the last three months of 2019 stood at JPY300 billion (around $2.75 billion). That is a sharp decline from the operating profit of JPY377 billion ($3.46 billion) during the same time in 2018.
The company expects to make JPY880 billion ($8.07 billion) at the end of its fiscal year, which is March 21, 2020.
Sony has its MWC event scheduled on February 24, where it is expected to announce at least three smartphones. We expect to see two flagship devices — Xperia 3 and Xperia 5 Plus — and a mid-range one — presumably Xperia 6.