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Company Overview of Sony Mobile Communications AB

Company Overview

Sony Mobile Communications AB engages in the product research, development, design, production, distribution, marketing, sale, and customer servicing of mobile phones, accessories, and applications. The company also provides smartphones and smartwatches. It sells its products in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Americas, and the Asia Pacific. Sony Mobile Communications AB was formerly known as Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB and changed its name to Sony Mobile Communications AB in February 2012. The company was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in London, United Kingdom. As of February 15, 2012, Sony Mobile Communications AB operates as a subsidiary of Sony Corporation.

Sony Ericsson House

202 Hammersmith Road

London,  W6 7DN

United Kingdom

Founded in 2001

9,455 Employees


44 20 8762 5858

Key Executives for Sony Mobile Communications AB

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 56
Age: 52
Chief Financial Officer
Head of Operations and Corporate Vice President
Chief Executive Officer of Russia
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Sony Mobile Communications AB Key Developments

Sony Mobile Communications Announces Availability of New Xperia X Series Marks Canadian Debut

Sony Mobile Communications announced the availability of its new smartphone lineup June 7, 2016. The Xperia X Series is available starting June 23, 2016 at multiple carriers including Bell, Rogers, Virgin Mobile Canada, WIND Mobile, and Videotron. The four models announced earlier this year are coming to Canada. The Xperia X Performance, Xperia X, Xperia XA, and Xperia XA Ultra are each uniquely designed from the inside out and are a true testament to Sony Mobile's new brand vision of creating products that offer layers of technology, especially in its camera and battery. The all-new Predictive Hybrid Autofocus in Xperia X and Xperia X Performance is developed in close collaboration with Sony's Alpha camera engineers; it lets choose subject and then predicts its motion, capture the action in perfect focus, free from blur. Xperia X Performance- 23 MP main camera with intelligent features like Quick Launch with a dedicated camera button that goes from standby to capture in 0.6 seconds, SteadyShot video stabilization, and all-new Predictive Hybrid Autofocus. Water resistant design is built to withstand the splashes that are part of everyday life, and takes the worry out of sudden spills or unexpected showers. Form-fitting 5" display with 2.5D rounded glass edges and seamless brushed metal back. Equipped with PS4® Remote Play to access PS4 console remotely using the local Wi-Fi network. Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820 processor for blazing-fast performance. Long lasting battery life and intelligent power management functionality plus it benefits from a battery lifespan that's up to twice as long with Qnovo's Adaptive Charging technology. Xperia X- 23MP main camera with SteadyShot with Intelligent Active mode for clear, smooth videos and Quick Launch Camera to capture the most spontaneous moments fast and easily. 5" display with curved glass edge and seamless metal back is comfortable to hold and stunning to look at. Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 650 processor for blazing-fast performance. Equipped with PS4® Remote Play to access PS4 console remotely using the local Wi-Fi network. Long lasting battery life and intelligent power management functionality plus it benefits from a battery lifespan that's up to twice as long with Qnovo's Adaptive Charging technology. Xperia XA - A stunning 5" borderless display with a slim curved design that's amazing to look at and a pleasure to hold. 3MP Quick Launch Camera to capture spontaneous moments as they happen and Hybrid Autofocus to freeze the action for sharp, blur-free photos. Groundbreaking Qnovo adaptive charging maintains battery performance and delivers a battery lifespan that's twice as long as earlier Xperia phones4. ediaTek Helio™ P10 Octa-core processor that delivers efficient power and performance. Xperia XA Ultra- Large 6" near borderless display on a narrow, curved 5.5" grip that's comfortable and fun to use. MediaTek Helio™ P10 Octa-core processor delivers efficient power and performance. 21 MP main camera with <0.15 second Hybrid Autofocus helps capture split-second moments in sharp quality. 16 MP front-facing camera with slow sync flash for capturing amazing photos in low-light conditions. Also features gesture shutter to ensure easy capture for photos with a simple motion. Groundbreaking Qnovo adaptive charging maintains battery performance and delivers a longer lifespan compared to previous generation Xperia smartphones. Xperia X Performance, starting June 23, 2016 at Bell (Graphite Black and White) and available to reserve starting June 23 at Rogers and in-stores on July 14, 2016 (Graphite Black)Xperia X available June 29, 2016 at Videotron (Graphite Black) and July 14 at WIND Mobile (Graphite Black). Xperia XA available June 23, 2016 at Bell (Graphite Black and White) and Virgin Mobile Canada (Graphite Black and White), and July 14 at WIND (Graphite Black). Xperia XA Ultra exclusively available with WIND Mobile July 14, 2016 (Graphite Black).

Sony Mobile Introduces an Evolution of the Xperia Brand to Redefine Communications

Sony Mobile Communications unveiled a new-look Xperia brand with the first "X" series smartphones and a vision for the future of communications, with connected devices capable of changing the way interact with the world. First "X" Series smartphones: Xperia X Performance, Xperia X and Xperia XA. The Xperia X series embodies Sony Mobile's new brand vision through adding new layers of intelligent technology across popular and acclaimed Xperia features: camera, battery and design, to make every day smarter and simpler. Predicting the unexpected is difficult, but not impossible - the next generation Xperia camera takes spontaneous capture to another level allowing to shoot in sharp focus, even for spur-of-the-moment shots. The all-new Predictive Hybrid Autofocus in Xperia X Performance and Xperia X and is developed in close collaboration with Sony's aTM camera engineers, which lets choose subject and then predicts its motion so can capture the action in perfect focus, free from blur. Also with Sony's exclusive SteadyShot™ technology in the new Sony Xperia X series, can remove shakiness from on-the-move videos to capture clear, smooth cinematic action. Advanced features require the battery stamina to match, and Xperia X series incorporates Sony's smart battery management to deliver long-lasting battery life that keeps going day and night. Not only will it keep phone running for longer from one charge, Xperia X series benefits from a battery lifespan that's up to twice as long with Qnovo's Adaptive Charging technology and Sony's smart battery management system. Each phone is powered to make the most of their advanced capabilities, with Xperia X featuring the Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor and Xperia X Performance introducing the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor for ultra-fast connectivity. As part of their unified design concept, Sony designers researched premium materials, texture and curvature for the most natural hand fit. Each X series smartphone brings a curved glass display within a rounded, continuous frame for a familiar form that feels comfortable in hand. The unified design concept is also extended to Xperia XA, which features a stunning borderless display to integrate seamlessly into life. Furthermore, the Xperia X Performance is designed to be water resistant3, which means don't have to worry about accidental spills or a little rain. For gamers, the Xperia X Performance and Xperia X both support PS4™ Remote Play so can keep playing PS4 games away from TV via local Wi-Fi. Xperia X Performance, Xperia X and Xperia XA each have a range of matching Style Covers and will roll out in four elegant finishes; White, Graphite Black, Lime Gold and Rose Gold, in Summer 2016. Introducing new Xperia smart products, with expanded communication experiences. The new Xperia smart products and concepts are designed to adapt to situation and environment, whether at home or on-the-go. Sony Mobile envisions this new category as intelligent devices that understand preferences, activities and behavior, to provide useful and contextual information. Xperia Ear is a next-generation wireless ear-piece that brings a new way of communicating, without compromising on enjoying the world around you. It provides with useful information such as schedule, weather and the latest news to keep up-to-date on-the-go. Powered by Sony's voice technology, it responds to verbal commands, so can ask it to make a call, perform an internet search, dictate a message or navigate to a certain location. It enables to face forward and get things done, for a convenient hands-free experience. It connects to Android smartphone via NFC or Bluetooth® and talks to a host application, where can customize settings, including the information need when first connect in the morning, touch commands and app notifications. Its lightweight and comfortable soft silicone ear-bud is built for continuous wear, with IPX2 water-protection and long-lasting battery life4. It's available in Graphite Black and the innovative case doubles as a charger, so can simply pop it in when need to recharge. Xperia Ear will roll out in Summer 2016. All-new Xperia smart product concepts, a communications vision with machine learning, natural user interface and sensing Xperia Eye is a conceptual vision for an ultra-compact, wearable wide-angle lens camera - with the flexibility to be easily attached to clothing or worn around the neck. It represents a proof-of-concept exploration to bring Sony's acclaimed camera and sensing technology to its smallest ever form-factor - featuring a 360-degree spherical lens for a natural field of view. Its intelligent shutter technology will use facial and voice detection to capture images, allowing to enjoy and preserve life's moments without thinking about the technology. The Xperia Projector concept will enrich, empower and stimulate creative family communication using a natural and interactive interface projection on any clear surface. It will respond to touch, voice and gestures just as would interact with smartphone screen. The Xperia Agent concept is a vision for a personalized assistant. It will enhance everyday life by responding to voice and gestures providing with useful information, communication assistance and home appliance controls. It is also powered by Sony's voice technology and will respond to a number of commands – and has a built-in camera and projector display for projecting content onto surfaces. RM-X7BT in-car Bluetooth® commander, enabling wireless music streaming and hands-free smartphone functions. RM-X7BT is an in-car Bluetooth® commander that enables wireless music streaming and uses Sony's voice technology to activate smartphone functions while driving. It consists of two units – an 'adaptor' module that enables wireless audio streaming and hands-free calls, and a 'commander' facilitates smartphone functions such as navigation, all while driving safely. RM-X7BT in-car Bluetooth® commander will roll out in Summer 2016.

Sony Mobile Communications and Bell Announces Exclusive Launch of Sony Xperia Z5 Smartphone

Sony Mobile Communications and Bell announced the exclusive launch of the next-generation Sony Xperia Z5 smartphone on Canada's 4G LTE network. Featuring advanced Sony camera technology and powerful entertainment integration, the Xperia Z5 will be available across Canada starting October 29, 2015. A mobile camera experience unlike any other: Featuring the next-generation 23MP Exmor RSTM mobile sensor, 5x Clear Image Zoom and Sony's image processing, the Xperia Z5 offers Sony's best smartphone camera experience delivering clear and vivid images every time. Plus, customers will never miss a moment with Sony's ultra fast hybrid autofocus – at 0.031 seconds it is faster than the blink of a human eye. With Xperia Z5 customers can also record video more smoothly in bumpy situations due to improvements in Sony's SteadyShotTM technology with Intelligent Active Mode. Designed for life: Designed at Sony's Creative Center studios, Xperia Z5 is built with a slim continuous plate form, a metal frame and frosted glass back for a striking look and feel. New features include a cap-less USB for easy charging and an integrated fingerprint sensor power button makes the device personal, protected and quickly accessible. Powerful performance that meets demands: Xperia Z5 is powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 810, a 64 bit octa-core processor, and ultra-fast 4G LTE speeds. And powerful smartphones demand smart power management – Xperia Z5 is equipped with up to two-days2 of battery life and power management functionality like Battery STAMINA mode that puts customers in control of battery life. A series powered by a robust entertainment ecosystem: Sony's expertise in audio technologies enables customers experience sound with incredible clarity on Xperia Z5. High-Res Audio delivers accurate sound recording at a near studio quality and DSEE HXTM technology enhances MP3, AAC or music streaming tracks to near High-Res Audio quality. Customers can also keep playing their favourite PlayStation®4 (PS4™) games wherever they are in the home with PS4 Remote Play3. Simply connect the Xperia Z5 to a PS4 via home Wi-Fi and use the DUALSHOCK®4 Wireless Controller and never miss a minute of the action. Key features – Xperia Z5: Next-generation smartphone camera with a brand new 23MP Exmor RS mobile sensor and ultra-fast hybrid autofocus; Up to 2-day battery life and battery STAMINA mode; Integrated fingerprint sensor power button; Waterproof design with an IP68 rating 4; NFC compatibility to connect devices and share with One-touch enabled products such as headphones, TVs and Sony SmartWear; and 4G LTE wireless broadband speeds on Canada's LTE network. The Sony Xperia Z5 in white and graphite black will be available exclusively from Bell Mobility on October 29, 2015.

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