Sony has officially shut the doors of Xperia C and M Series to pave the way for Xperia X Series. Going forward, Sony’s sole focus will be the Xperia X series, as per reports reaching to our news desk from China, and will not manufacture C and M series anymore.
In a presentation slide which was leaked recently by Eprice, Sony is seen making use of the “X” logo for the 2016-2018 roadamp.
Xperia X Series will be IoT-enabled
Discussed in Chapter 3, the Xperia X range is supposed to be oriented for IoT & Cloud based smartphones. Hence, you can expect IoT-enabled smartphone in the X series. Eprice also spotted the X logo in other slides, which are used for promotional material and branding.
Sony’s recent move to kill C and M series is a significant step to ensure that product teams work closely with customers to provide them with the new flagship Xperia X range.
Recently, Sony revealed that the company will not release a new Sony Xperia Z smartphone in 2016, because this model will be replaced with the new Xperia X series.
Xperia X series supplants Z series, kills off C and M series along the way
At the recently held MWC 2016, Sony announced the proposed rebranding of Xperia. The company also disclosed that the new X series will be an ecosystem of connected devices and will be released alongside three new X-series smartphones.
Moreover, the company also announced during MWC that a performance variant of X will also be launched along with Xperia X and the Xperia XA.
As per the information reaching here, Sony Xperia X, Sony Xperia X Performance, and Sony Xperia XA smartphones will be available by the end of 2016.
Sony has already accepting pre-orders for the Sony Xperia X Performance in France, Italy, Netherlands, and Sweden at EUR 699. However, we also spotted Sony Xperia X, which is available at EUR 599.
Also read: Sony Xperia X 2017 Rumors: Snapdragon 1000, 4GB RAM, Price $800
We don’t have any information as to whether Sony will continue to provide software updates for Xperia C, M and Z Series after it officially discontinues them.