Sony Z4 Slips Out of Top 5 Smartphones in Japan
In a bid to streamline its flagship series which had been losing credibility over the past few years due to their 6 month release cycles, Sony announced that releases would be pushed back to the standard duration of one year instead. When Sony’s 2015 flagship was unveiled as the Z4 in Japan and the Z3+ across the rest of the world, enthusiasts everywhere expected things to take a turn for the better, in lieu of the aforementioned announcement.
However, two months in, things are looking worse than ever for Sony, as earlier today, the Z4 slipped out of the top five best selling smartphones in Japan, to be replaced by multiple variants of the iPhone. This revelation came as no surprise to those savvy with the mobile world, given that both the Z4 and the Z3+ packed Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810, which has become a blight to more than one flagship this year. Shortly after users began reporting the expected overheating issues, Sony came forward to state that an update sometime this summer would make everything alright, but that was a well worn tale told by HTC shortly after the M9 was reported to face the same issues, and held little or no credibility.
Despite the Snapdragon 810 overheating issues plaguing multiple flagships, numerous upcoming devices such as the OnePlus 2 and Moto X 3rd Gen are expected to sport that very chipset. Will you buy a device running atop an S810? Let us know in the comments section below!