According to XperiaMobile , Sony has confirmed that it will no longer offer this tier of devices. “Premium standard” isn’t a usual tier for smartphones, but it essentially boils down to a slightly lower priced smartphone that still offers flagship specs, but in a slightly different package.
A good example of this is the Xperia X and the Xperia X Compact. The former offers lesser specs in the same hardware as the flagship, while the latter offers full flagship specs in a smaller body. It’s very likely that neither of these devices will be renewed going forward. Meanwhile, Sony will continue to push its flagship devices, such as the Xperia XZ Premium which was announced at MWC, and others that could potentially be launched at IFA later this year.
To be clear, however, Sony will still be offering mid-range devices. Devices like the Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra, also announced at MWC, will also continue from this point forward.
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