Don’t expect any new Xperia phones at CES 2015

by XB on 5th January 2015

in Rumours

Sony New World_10It surprises us that many of our readers appear to be expecting some new Sony Xperia products to be announced at CES later today. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but this is not happening. Sony will use the MWC 2015 tradeshow as the venue to reveal the Xperia Z4 and other devices.

In fact, we understand that Sony’s CES teaser video pretty much entirely relates to its new television range. Sony’s new TV sets include Android TV baked in (hence the Lollipop references). In early December 2014, MobileGeeks spoke of PlayStation Now and PS4 Remote Remote Play integration into Sony’s new televisions.

Earlier today, Sony finally announced PlayStation Now subscription pricing for the United States. It will charge $19.99 per month or $44.99 per quarter to access one hundred PlayStation 3 games. The timing isn’t a coincidence, expect to hear about PS Now integration into Sony’s new televisions.

The Xperia Lounge app revealed that one of the highlights from Sony’s CES show will be a “TV that’s thinner than most smartphones.” There were numerous references to such a thin piece of glass in Sony’s CES teaser video i.e. light enough to pick up with one hand.

We will still be looking forward to seeing what Sony has in store overall at CES, but we wanted to reset expectations for those that were hoping for more on the mobile side.

  • Diogo Simões

    And 8k Bravia television

  • jonasbjork

    8K ? That’s like double 4K!

  • shhh

    I don’t think that they would announce a TV with Lollipop before their mobile phones get it. I think the Lollipop tease would be a preview of their Android 5.0, a new UI and also probably a new material design look for their apps (Album, Walkman, Movies) as well.

  • IIAlparslan

    Holy Shit Bro!

  • Sebastian Solaeche

    No Lollipop?

  • Lukáš Pávl

    But what is that thing with lollypop? Will they reveal Android 5.0 or something?

  • hassan chauhadry


  • f

    MWC as its always been

  • Reza

    It means that SONY wouldn’t release xperia flagship in 6 months like before anymore…

  • Nils Westhoff

    It’s actually quadruple. Just like 4K is the quadruple of Full HD :)

  • spatch72

    Sony has traditionally (at least in the last few years) announced their 1st flagship of the year at CES. The Xperia Z and Z2 were both unveiled at CES. MWC is usually reserved for lesser phones and tablets or accessories in the Xperia range. Why should this year be any different?

  • Lucian

    I just want to see Lollipop and hope that they will release it after event :)

  • Lucian

    And every time everything was leaked before event except this year. So maybe they will really skip CES and wait till MWC and release a beast of a phone :)

  • Tjaldid

    The Z2 was announced at MWC if I remember correctly

  • rzero21

    I really hope they finally opened their eyes and minds and finally realized releasing a flagship phone every 6 months is crazy. They began quite good, then competition began to announce their phones and Sony tried to catch up.

    Better release something, let people settle with a phone for a year, and even if your competition comes with something better a few weeks or months later, wait a year and release something even better.

  • No it means Sony wouldn’t release a new xperia flagship just 3 months after the Z3 launch

  • Joe Hitachi

    Okay… So I’ll just get the new HTC phone since if will beat the Z4 to the market and share the same camera sensor, which will probably take twice as good shots as the Z4 will.

  • Fan of Xperia device

    You’re correct. Z2 was announced at MWC.

  • wared

    Lg had announced lg g flex 2 with sd810 processor, you see it’s not early for 810.

  • Rolf Martin Schmidt

    Sony will unveil a new high-quality audio Walkman device at their booth at CES 2015.


    If this device has Lollipop, we might get a few glimps at the new Sony Andriod UI.

    This new UI might be soon ported for other Sony Xperia devices.

  • RealityCheck2015

    No Z4 + Z5 + Z6 + Z7 every minute at the show then?!?! :D I LOVE New SONY phones but not every 6 months really so that is o.k + That looks like a thin TV then :P Looking at Argos Store/Online(in the UK) there are loads of 4K TV’s already at reasonable prices but none by SONY :( If SONY want to be Kings of the TV again they need to match LG & Samsung on prices to etc etc(i want a SONY TV, always had a SONY TV & always want 1) :P

  • Fan of Xperia device

    That’s a good thing. CES (January) is not the right time to release Z4 considering the fact that Z3 was release just 3.5 months earlier. Take your time and step up your game Sony because this time Samsung gonna surely gonna go all out.

    The thing i wanna see the most is : better superior auto mode (better camera app design, instead of wasting your time in silly things like AR effect focus your time and money on improving image quality). Best of luck.

  • Felix

    Heck, there’s a year between the Z1c and Z3c and I can’t even decide which one to get. (price difference is about €100)

  • Felix

    Judging by previous walkman devices, the software is only a little similar to Xperia devices. And usually it’s inspired by the phone UI, not the other way around.

  • _ _ _ _

    8 : 4 = 2
    How’s that quadruple?

  • Peter

    You honestly expected them to release a new flagship just 3 months after Z3 ? Get serious people, your “expectations” reached a whole new level of ridiculous…

  • Nils Westhoff

    Full HD = 1920 x 1080 = ~2 million pixels
    4K UHD = 3840 x 2160 = ~8 million pixels
    8K UHD = 7680 x 4320 = ~16 million pixels

    It’s not rocket science…

  • Nawi

    Fiuu… just what I wanted =)

    Z4 at MWC

  • Nawi

    No for Xperia Z ;)

    Xperia Z: CES
    Xperia Z2: MWC

  • (C):stem

    Meh, I was getting ready to watch the streaming but knowing that there will be no phones, I rather to sleep.

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  • paul_cus

    It’s too soon for the Z4 anyways.

  • Kevin

    How is 16 million pixels the quadruple of 8 million pixels lol

  • Danny

    Sony did say it went back to one flagship per year, so no use bothering about Z4 preview at CES with Z3 just out in October 2014. However what of its lower range smartphones, i.e. E4, T4, M3? Probably at other upcoming events.

  • Doubleyoupee

    Would’ve been too fast.
    Especially if the Z4 series couldn’t get the 810 instead.

  • 3zeez

    it was pretty obvious .. as the video was not posted from sony Xperia .. it was from SONY channel on Youtube

  • BruceLeeRoyJenkins

    Unless you buy their new TV, no…

  • BruceLeeRoyJenkins

    Hopefully they release Android Lollipop before MWC 2015, but I have a feeling they won’t do that either

  • Ritwij

    Breaks my heart. Eagerly waiting for my Z2 and Z

  • manutd

    so,how can samsung,lg and htc present their phones with snapdragon 810 and sony can’t? this is the big question!if these phones will be out in one month,and sony z4 will be out in april,maybe it will be to late.competition will have 2 months of sales in advance!

  • Zidhin Mohd

    I’m waiting for that tooo….hope it rolls out

  • Ritwij

    5K is approx 14 million pixels. God knows what 8K will be.

  • Tim Rox Westerholm

    Get the Z3 Compact! Compact smartphones isn’t a very big market so you’ll probably be safe with the Z3 Compact for a year or so. (My thoughts only)

  • naru

    but they will show z ultra and tablet ;))

  • Tim Rox Westerholm

    Z3 was released in September last year :-) if they release the Z4 at MWC later this year they’ll probably name the upcoming mid/low range smartphones “X”4” and skip the “3”. But IF Sony will reveal a smartphone today it’s gonna be a “3”. :-D

  • Cezary Raczy?ski
  • Aiden Pearce

    There u go Sony…age old slow mo…others getting SD810 but u keep sticking to old items…..well gud luck..

  • Aiden Pearce

    that is sony’s age old strategy and this is what will take sony towards extinction in mobile business..already their tablet has only 5% sales…

  • JHMBB2

    Thank God, for once I’ll actually have the newest iteration of the phone.

  • 21topgear

    So Z4 will be here for summer

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  • [S]unjay

    They will announce the Z4 at MWC.

  • [S]unjay

    Cool name!

  • apolloa

    Sooooo what devices are in sale right now with the Snap Dragon 810 then?

  • a.hamameh

    Then we will get more support for the Xperia Z2 :-D
    Long life Z2 ;-)

  • Aiden Pearce

    oems have already announced and will go in sale soon you hear anywhere sd810 for sony???

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  • apolloa

    So you’re ASSUMING then as No product with and 810 SD chip is on sale now? Sony are in no way behind the curve, you have obviously forgotten when MWC actually is?

  • Billy de Fretes

    glad to hear that, i hope this year only one Z phone series (in MWC) and one phablet in IFA

  • User2080

    maybe sony should consider extending the xperia brand to their TVs. they can make xperia take over the sony brand since the sony brand, i believe, has suffered severely from the series of hack attacks recently.

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  • Rizky Maulana

    Z4 ultra tv, walkman, kamera, and tablet

  • Ali G

    So this PSNow Subscription will be like Steam for PS4?

  • Nawi


    Sony Xperia Z4: Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810

  • OLED

    CES and MWC are too early for new Xperia flagship phone, but perfect time for new Xperia Tablet and mid-range phone

    So Hopefully Sony will announce the Xperia Z4 on its own powerful standalone event around July-October or at IFA 2015

  • Aiden Pearce

    .2 inch TV..hmm

  • OLED

    CES and MWC are too early for the new Xperia flagship phone, but perfect time for new Xperia Tablet and mid-range phone

    So Hopefully Sony will announce the Xperia Z4 at its own powerful standalone event somewhere around July-October or at IFA 2015

  • Zidhin Mohd

    Z3 gets an update to lollipop from next month…

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  • Mars

    So lollipop for z3 series in february …the only xperia related news

  • apolloa

    So lollipop is released from next month on Sony’s Xperia line.

  • Guest

    Sony’s Lolipop, where are you?

  • bao trung giang

    I want Lolipop, Sony!!

  • well, that was boring as expected.

  • daviddang

    thank god they didn’t announce it at CES… people complain when they release phones too quick but when they don’t announce one only 3.5 months after the Z3 they STILL complain? get out of here.

    bright side is that now there’s a much better chance the Z4 will have the snapdragon 810 and will be more in line to compete with their rivals :D

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  • Dexter Moregan

    You’re so right! And Moreover, Z4 may get the better Lolipop too. I heard the current Lolipop still have a problem with RAM consuming. So, Hurrying to release Z4 at CES is not a good idea.

  • Fan of Xperia device


  • Itsarapong Intoum

    It’s ok to take a long time to build the good product. But if the flagship don’t improve anything from it predecessor then we will disappoint. (Well SONY don’t use fucking poor 2.2mp front camera on Z4)

  • zamaraii

    well…in March actually!

  • xperia fan

    It is you guys who decrypted the teaser video and told tat we may expect a new xperia device.

  • Jaywalker

    In fact, we don’t actually expect many more surprises from Sony any more. Their mobile unit is going down and soon they will have to sell it to the chinese. It’s a matter of when not if. They can’t afford losing money for ever.

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  • That is what common sense behaved. But for Sony it was a no no.


  • Kunal Shukla

    sony pushed lollipop release from early next year to feb which puts the other Z series further… Em not expecting it before may-june now for my Z

  • Bert not ernie

    Chinky cheap phones can’t hold a candle to a premium Android phone, including Sony Xperia phones.

  • adneon0

    lets take it positively then.. Something better is coming. :) let this ces innovations get merged in Z4 :)

  • Steven Khoo Skkl

    It is too late by then..MWC is perfect for the announcement.. Say they announced at MWC, then a month for full production and final testing, and then only the phone will be out to consumer early summers, late spring..Somewhere about that…That is when most flagship phone is announced anyway..

  • Steven Khoo Skkl

    But the question is,how long till they can get it out to consumer

  • Samuel

    I hope the z4 comes with the QS810.

  • Battal Aljadei

    Xperiablog says: “It surprises us that many of our readers appear to be expecting some new Sony Xperia products to be announced at CES later today.”

    Let us see who was expecting and hinting us with some new Sony smartphone at CES2015 !

  • Kelso
  • yeah.i agree but will release Xperia Z4 this year as many of the rumors pointing towards March and April as launch of Sony Xperia Z4

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