In 2019, Samsung realises there is a market for a smaller phone with top of the line processor and features, and offer S10e as alternative to S10. Apple realises the same and offers XR as alternative to XS. I know, both are not what a Sony Compact user would consider compact, but these two other companies seem to come to the realisation that, with sizes going the way they are, not everyone wants the biggest, and not everyone who doesn't want the biggest is okay with inferior performance on other scores. As these two companies dominating the high end market come to this realisation, Sony releases an awesome small smart portable TV with phone and camera features, calls it the Xperia 1, and discontinues the compact alternative they have always offered. To me, THAT is where Sony's marketing genius comes in!
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