Sony

Sony this week has revealed that the company will be building a new semiconductor fab to boost output of its CMOS sensors, as part of a broader effort to respond to growing demand for these products. The company will build the new fab at its Nagasaki Technology Center and expects it to tangibly increase their production of CMOS wafers. Being one of the leading suppliers of CMOS camera sensors for smartphones, Sony earns billions of dollars selling them. In the third quarter (Q2 FY2019) Sony’s Imaging and Sensing Solutions (I&SS) division earned $2.871 billion in revenue (up 56.3% year-over-year) and $706 million in profits*. As of late March 2018, Sony’s CMOS production capacity was 100 thousand 300-mm wafer starts per month, and the company is...

Sony’s Micro LED-Based Ultra-HD TVs Available to Consumers: 2K to 16K Resolutions, up to 790-Inches

Sony this month started to offer its Micro LED-based displays to well-funded consumers. Officially branded as Crystal LED direct view display systems (aka CLEDIS), these ultra high-end products were...

47 by Anton Shilov on 9/19/2019

The Sony Xperia 1 Review: A 21:9 Take of the World

Sony is a company that we don’t talk nearly as much about as one would expect when it comes to their smartphones. In fact, here at AnandTech we had...

74 by Andrei Frumusanu on 7/26/2019

Sony's Flagship Xperia 1 21:9 Smartphone Gets a Launch Date: July 12th for $950

Sony has finally given its flagship Xperia 1 smartphone an official launch date and price. The handset, which features a large 21:9 OLED display that supports wide color gamuts...

35 by Anton Shilov on 5/17/2019

Sony Teases Next-Gen PlayStation: Custom AMD Chip with Zen 2 CPU & Navi GPU, SSD Too

After years of speculation about what could be and what Sony may be up to, the company is finally starting to ramp up the long launch cycle for their...

187 by Ryan Smith on 4/16/2019

Sony Develops 16K Display: A 783-Inch ‘Crystal LED’ Screen

Sony has shown at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) trade show that it had developed a screen featuring a 16K resolution that uses its Crystal LED technology. The...

18 by Anton Shilov on 4/11/2019

Sony Xperia 1, the Long 21:9 Smartphone, Available for Pre-Order

When Sony introduced its Xperia 1 flagship smartphone at MWC 2019, the company disclosed all technical specifications, but omitted two important details: pricing and launch date. This month some...

25 by Anton Shilov on 3/15/2019

Sony Has a Prototype 5G mmWave Xperia Smartphone

Numerous manufacturers of smartphones either launched or demonstrated prototypes of their 5G handsets at this year's Mobile World Congress. While many of the handsets shown off supported sub-6GHz 5G...

11 by Anton Shilov on 3/6/2019

The Sony Xperia 1: A Long 21:9 HDR 4K OLED Smartphone

Being a high-tech company with multiple divisions, Sony can fetch technologies from various units to build products with unique qualities. At Mobile World Congress 2019 the company introduced its...

20 by Anton Shilov on 2/27/2019

Sony's $100 PlayStation Classic: Available December 2018 with 20 Games

Sony’s PlayStation game console made a strong influence on the entertainment industry when it was launched in 1994. Having been sold in quantities of over 104 million units globally...

25 by Anton Shilov on 9/19/2018

Sony Launches The Xperia XZ3: First Sony OLED Smartphone

Today Sony launched the successor to this year’s not-so-old XZ2 which was released only 6 months ago at MWC. The new XZ3 is an iterative design over the XZ2...

38 by Andrei Frumusanu on 8/30/2018

Sony Unveils Xperia XA2 Plus Mid-Range Phone: 6-Inch, 2160x1080, SD630

Sony has introduced its new Xperia XA2 Plus ‘performance mainstream’ smartphone that is positioned above the rest of the Xperia XA2 series, but below the high-end XZ2 range. The...

17 by Anton Shilov on 7/12/2018

Sony’s Open-Ear Xperia Ear Duo Available for Pre-Order, Set to Ship in Late May

Sony this week began to take pre-orders on its open-ear Xperia Ear Duo headset. The non-obstructive device has been in development for years and is designed to allow a...

11 by Anton Shilov on 5/2/2018

Sony Cuts Price of PlayStation VR Headset to $299

As the VR headset market continues to grow and mature alongside initiatives like Daydream and Windows Mixed Reality, hardware makers have been able to drive down costs over time...

13 by Anton Shilov on 3/30/2018

Sony's Open-Ear Xperia Ear Duo Wireless Headphones Due in May

BARCELONA, ESP — Listening to music in headphones and still hearing what is going on around is very useful for joggers and office workers, however wireless headphones that can...

11 by Anton Shilov on 2/28/2018

The AnandTech Podcast, Episode 44: Gaming in 2017, Gaming in 2018

In this podcast we talk about PUBG and the other gaming highlights of 2017, as well as a look towards what is in store for gaming in 2018, from...

12 by Ian Cutress on 1/27/2018

Sony Demos Prototype of ‘Full Spec HDR 8K Display’ with 10,000 Nits Luminance

LAS VEGAS, NV — Sony demonstrated a prototype of its 8K display with a peak brightness of 10,000 nits at CES 2018. The company did not disclose when it...

21 by Anton Shilov on 1/11/2018

Sony Unveils Xperia XA2, Xperia XA2 Ultra, and Xperia L2

LAS VEGAS, NV — Today at CES 2018, Sony announced the addition of three new phones to their Xperia line: the Xperia XA2, Xperia XA2 Ultra, and Xperia L2...

12 by Nate Oh on 1/8/2018

Generating 3D Models in Mobile: Sony’s 3D Creator Made Me a Bobblehead

In a show like IFA, it’s easy to get wide-eyed about a flashy new feature that is being heavily promoted but might have limited use. Normally, something like Sony’s...

12 by Ian Cutress on 9/2/2017

Best Tablets: Q1 2017

Unlike the red-hot smartphone market that continues to grow, with new models appearing at a blistering rate, the tablet market is, well….a little boring. Apple still releases a few...

30 by Matt Humrick on 3/31/2017

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