Sony ditches mid-range Xperia lineup

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Sony is ditching their mid-range Xperia phones to focus on their flagship models. Along with the announcement that the mid-range offerings will be disappearing, Sony also announced they'll be adding at least two new devices before the end of the year. Chances are good we won't see much from Nokia until IFA in September, but if you're a Nokia fan you're probably used to waiting for longer periods of time between releases. The Verge has the story.

Changes are on the way to Sony’s smartphone lineup. The company is discontinuing its Xperia X and Xperia X Compact lines of devices, which it considers “premium standard” (midrange), Sony announced at its investor conference, according to XperiaBlog.

Sony has decided to shift its focus to its flagship devices, and says it will launch at least two new devices that fit into that category before the end of the year under the Xperia name. Given the trend of smartphones and Sony’s design prowess, those devices should be something interesting to say the least. But as usual with Sony smartphones, the software will remain the big question.