Sony Mobile expects to ship some 42 million Xperia smartphones in its 2013 fiscal year (ending in March 2014). According to Digitimes, the Japanese company is not planning to rest on its laurels next year either. It has reportedly raised its shipment goals by 55 percent to 65 million smartphones in its 2014 fiscal year which runs from April 2014 to March 2015.
To support this goal, Sony Mobile will diversify its product lineup next year. Not only will it release Qualcomm-based devices but it also plans on offering cheaper MediaTek-based models as well as a Firefox-based device for emerging markets and the entry to mid-range segment of the market. Sony could also be planning a flagship smartphone powered by the upcoming MediaTek octa-core processor.
As a result, Sony Mobile will place more orders with Taiwan-based manufacturers. Arima Communications, Compal Communications and Foxconn/FIH Mobile are each expected to receive orders for 2 to 4 devices.
It appears that Sony Mobile is gearing up for an exciting year!
Source : Digitimes