Sony announced its new Xperia X series of devices at this year’s Mobile World Congress, but today we find out that it is meant to replace the Z line of devices we’ve known for so long. Yes, the Xperia Z series of devices is dead.
Sony Mobile released an official statement on what will happen to the Z series:
The Xperia Z line has reached its culmination – Xperia X series represents a new chapter and evolution of our product strategy. Whilst the Xperia Z series was all about bringing the best of Sony’s advanced technologies to smartphones, Xperia X series is based on bringing smart, adaptive Sony user experiences across camera, battery performance and hardware / software design.Sony
While it’s good to see Sony changing things up (let’s be fair, the Z series has never been that successful) and we hope the company will see new success with the new Xperia X series, it’s a bit sad to see the Z series go. They have historically been solid phones that just didn’t sell that well. What do you think of Sony’s change to a new line of phones?