Even Sony Doesn't Think Its Current Phones Are That Good

Pete Pachal
Mashable
Even Sony Doesn't Think Its Current Phones Are That Good
View photos
Sony Xperia T

Sony's latest Xperia phones are good enough for James Bond, but not Sony itself, apparently. The company's own sales chief says Sony will soon debut a phone that can go toe-to-toe with the iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S III, implying of course that its current phones don't.

[More from Mashable: New Sony Xperia Phones Get Jelly Bean Update in Early 2013]

Speaking to Germany's Financial Times, Sony Mobile vice president of sales and marketing Dennis van Schie said, “We will create in the near future a flagship model that can compete with Apple’s iPhone and Samsung’s Galaxy S III."

Exactly what that phone will be is anyone's guess, but we won't be guessing at CES 2013 in January, when the company will unveil the new flagship phone, the report says. The game-changing new feature is expected to be strong content integration with Sony's music and video properties, and perhaps games as well.

[More from Mashable: Sony Vaio Duo 11 Is One Strange Windows 8 Hybrid [HANDS ON]]

SEE ALSO: New Sony Xperia Phones Get Jelly Bean Update in Early 2013

Owners of the latest Sony phones, including the current Xperia T flagship used by James Bond in Skyfall, might feel a little hurt by Schie's comments. The Android-powered Xperia T packs a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, sports a high-def 1,280 x 720 screen that measures 4.6 inches, and includes an impressive 13-megapixel camera.

Not good enough to compete with today's other flagship smartphones, apparently. Reviews of the Xperia T have been mixed, saying it has a sleek design and good camera, but that its battery life isn't so great.

What would you like to see in a flagship Sony phone? Share your ideas in the comments.

BONUS: Sony's Latest Xperia Phones

Sony Xperia T

The Sony Xperia T, which will be featured in the upcoming James Bond movie Skyfall, boasts a 4.6-inch HD screen as well as a 13-megapixel camera.

Click here to view this gallery.

This story originally published on Mashable here.