Sony pegs CES 2016 press conference for 5 January

by XB on 1st December 2015

in News

Sony logoSony has started to send out press invites for CES 2016 in early January. Sony will be holding their press conference on 5 January 2016 at 17.00 PST (01.00 GMT, 02.00 CET) in Las Vegas. It will be interesting to see if Sony will have anything new to show at CES in terms of mobile devices. We would be surprised to see new smartphone hardware, but Sony may look to introduce new wearable tech at the show. Mark your diaries, just over a month to go to find out.

Sony CES 2016 Invite

Via GSM Arena.

Thanks Diogo and Shubham!

  • Clarence Alvarado

    I think Z5 series will just conquer the US stage for CES 2016, maybe a circular Smartwatch 4 will also be unveiled.

  • razorg

    I hope they won’t unveil Xperia Z6 series just yet. Just let the industry produce something new so that you can “create something new” using those Sony. Please!

  • Sultan Albatati

    I think they willunveil z6 in the q3 2016.

  • Timel

    funny, the banner shows their products in sequence of their priorities/profitability..

  • Jordan White

    If they do.. I may have to take a few years break from Sony. I got the Z5 over the GS6 because the S6 is pretty old and a new one is months away. Sony just fucking wait until something new hits the market..

  • Vuyo Ncube

    A Z6 Ultra with SD820 and OIS, E6 with SD410 and a 8 MP PDAF camera and SmartWatch 4 all with 3 day battery life are the only new mobile devices we need by January.

  • Svnjay

    I’ll need new pants if the Z6 Ultra gets announced!

  • Uzair Syed

    I hope that PSVR in that picture actually amounts to something at CES, probably non game related.

  • betatesterz

    I assume you mean from right to left cause project morpheus is not being sold yet.

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    I do not have any reliable source but it seems like their Alpha camera lineup may be making more money then their Xperia lineup.

  • iia3ezu

    That’s why Sony contemplated getting rid of its floundering mobile phone business. It’s sitting pretty on revenue from other sources.

  • iia3ezu

    And cannibalize the sales of the Z5 which has barely been out for too long?

    Sony isn’t stupid like you obviously are.

  • iia3ezu

    Sony will probably announce the smartwatches (which hardly anyone buys), TVs, DSLR cameras and some accessories.

    A new Z6 has to wait till at least MWC in March. It largely depends on what Sony wants to compete against. Perhaps follow Samsung’s model: Galaxy S phones in Q1, and the larger Galaxy Note phablets in Q3.

  • They lose USD $1 000 000 a DAY with their mobile division. Thus anything makes more money, aside from the TV “business”, which is also in deep red, and has been for the last 10 years. Jokes aside, the only profitable divisions are: Insurance, sensors, Sony studios, PS4 and cameras (which are basically breaking even).

  • iia3ezu

    I reiterate that Sony can save plenty of money if it shuts down the ‘Sony Mobile Communications’ subsidiary in Sweden (mostly former Ericsson employees) and outsource software development to a cheaper location, preferably a country where you don’t have to mess with pesky unions.

    After all, these Swedish geniuses are more content to develop Sony crapware and hideous Xperia themes.

  • Oh yes, all those apps they keep pushing (they used to be non-mandatory with Xperia update, but now they are baked-in with 5.0, you can’t even disable the notifications properly and they keep updating them for no reason). Useless, annoying, intrusive. Those are the words I associate with Sony’s software nowadays.

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  • Chan Kin Cheung

    why? are these two events in any way related? (sorry but my mind now filled with all the dirty stuff)

  • Tommy He

    Probably just introduce Z5 series to US market.

  • eur3kasizm

    Stylus? Lol..

  • SONY only

    i am waiting for xperia z6 tablet !!!

  • Arda Akca

    Z5 Ultra would be nice with SD820 but I guess MWC is the event to wait.

  • Ethan ‘blaze’ Parker

    That’s the Bravia TV.

  • marcyff2

    ow big would it be though considering that z5P is 5.5′

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  • Fadi Obaya

    Theme update!!!

  • HAWX

    I think you forgot the Z3+ m8.

  • mUSICA

    well there are talks of z5 Ultra with sd820 so u never know as the pic shows a xperia device, so could be a ultra or a budget phone

  • mUSICA

    music got a update

  • Vuyo Ncube

    How exactly does a large phablet over 6 inches cannibalise a normal flagship? Or the Z5 Premium even? LOL Huawei’s P series must have suffered so much after create their Mate series, huh?

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  • haxona

    Its funny you call them crapware when they are probably the one thing that marks an Xperia phone for being an Xperia phone and not a random Android phone…. especially the Music(Walkman) app and the Sketch app. Also lets not forget probably the best news app out there Socialife

  • haxona

    Probably around 6.2 to 6.5′ a big difference from 5.5′ so they would be two different phones

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    Hope to see Z6 with

    1. SD820
    2. 4GB ram
    3. 2K display 5.2-5.5″
    4. At least 3000mAh battery
    5. With new camera sensor with at least 240fps slo-mo video recording.(Everyone’s going with 240fps and Sony is still on 120fps)
    6.32/64GB internal storage with expandable storage.(if they give 64gb option I am totally getting it)
    7. Improved finger print scanner
    8. At least 8MP front facing camera(I think they should go with wide angle 8MP)

    Many more…

  • KubsiJack

    Could you share the APK. :D

  • Jaissal S

    Ahh so my Xperia Z5 is already turning ‘old’ sighh. Z5+ or Z6 featuring android 6.0

  • Ryuzaki Raiga

    omnibalance for couples more years

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  • Svnjay

    Because the Z5 Premium isn’t cannibalising the Z5 sales?

  • Svnjay

    Cheap, outsourced software usually results in bad software.

  • Arda Akca

    6.44″ same as former. I can’t find any replacement for the Ultra and I believe a lot of its users are experiencing the same problem. I think it has more potential than just niche.

  • hmmm

    What about tv’s?

  • Solovino

    Agreed…. particularly with 64 gb internal and 2k. But I also want a redesign. My all-time fave design was the xperia arc. They need to shake it up a little.

  • Solovino

    I really hope that is not the same 4k tv they released in 2015. I hated their TV designs. My favorite all time TV design was the NX series and their first 4k series with side speakers. This year’s tv series was god awful in terms of design. Please Sony! Redesign your tv’s!. While you are at it… redesign your phones!

  • Aldi Wan Kenobi

    I hope Sony will use this event to announce that the Xperia lineup will be available in the US market in a big way…perhaps tie ups with all major US telcos and other distributors. After-all they did mention that 2016 will be a make or break for Sony Mobile. So, I’m hoping for a big push at the very start of 2016.

    If they will announce a new mobile phone device….I suspect this will be one of the E-series or M-series or the Ultra series. The Z-series will most likely be untouched.

    Just my 2cents. Looking forward to this early January 2016! Good luck to them!

  • Solovino

    A new slim smart watch like the pebble time round would be nice. Sick of the pip-boy smart watches.

  • Fadi Obaya

    Ask your mom

  • Wolf0491

    well usually whatever is announced at CES doesn’t come out till May lol

  • Matt

    no for the 2k displays . 1080 is good . .
    i need 4k for the tablet tough

  • Raj Singh

    They need a smartwatch that can compete with the major players…
    The display on the SW3 sucked and it isn’t even centered to the frame.

  • Bashar Shehab

    Yes PLZ share the APK!

  • hmmm

    2015 tv’s looked great!did not like the side speakers one,still the audio of sony tv’s is kind of bad!only tested the x8309c,and the audio is so worse than samsung H8000,last year series!sony has a great deatil and clarity,and upscalling is amazing!but that one had ips panel,si blacks were really bad!don’t know if x8005c is better,but don’t understand motion flow of 200hz! x850c is only 55 I hope a tri-luminos tv with 50 inch size…cut the crap with 49,it’s kind of stupid,the tv is seems not wide!we want good tv’s in smaller sizes too!

  • mUSICA

    does ur mom sell apks? or is she for sale?

  • Timel

    To be honest but I don’t see anything special in Xperia music app, it’s nothing but a very normal music player app with a messy cheap-looking UI

    Xperia music app can’t compare with amazing music app such as MusixMatch

  • Timel

    I don’t see the bright future for Xperia division at all if Sony still do the business like today and the fact that Sony will never be able to win big players like Apple, Samsung, LG or even chinese brand like Huawei if Sony don’t improve the marketing strategy and ther camera quality on their next flagship smartphone, not just improvement but the camera on Xperia smartphones need to outperform all rivals in every single ways.

    It’s so funny, this is 4 years after the first gen of the Z series launched but Sony phones still stuck with the same old shitty camera quality, the shitty software that drag everything down

    1) the inefficient marketing and the bad supply chain (Sony plays soft, play it slow and always too late)
    2) bad relationship with carriers
    3) Sony Xperia flagship phones still have many weak points that can compare to other rivals such as the bad camera quality, the bad color accuracy display
    4) Sony has no new cool innovation that can WOW people around the world

    These 4 things that make Sony can’t survive in smartphone industry

  • Battal

    XSP2 & XZR2 with SD620

  • Vuyo Ncube

    That would probably cannibalise the M5 (similar size, resolution and camera set up). XSP2, XZR2, XM6 or whatever its called should come later in early Q3 2016.

  • jamie evans

    Please introduce Z5v or Z5s or whatever to the US carriers, like they announced Z1s to T-Mobile at IFA2014. That’s what I’m hoping for. Xperia phones need recognition in the US soil.

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    Yea I really want a 4K tablet :D
    Well it’s really nice to have 2K/4K phone at least what we have in Z5.(4K display which is rendered to 1080p)

  • haxona

    Thats just your opinion just like I like them but whichever way it is they are still things that differentiate Xperia phones from other phones. One of the reasons I will choose a new Xperia before I choose a Galaxy. Its fine if you do not though

  • Matt

    agreed but, 2k phones are dick measuring contest really. i could care less for that gimmick.

  • Roh_Mish

    I have 2014 700 series TV in my bedroom from 2014 and the 15 series used same design. They look beautiful. I have in fact made the TV a centerpiece. As for TV, it has great pictures dn the inbuilt speakers are very good actually.

  • Roh_Mish

    Launch the Z6 series in Jan and then don’t touch it for a year. 820 is an amazing processor and will keep it strong for an year. They can get a lot more done if they don’t have to release a working phone every 6 months

  • Roh_Mish

    I would rather have z6 series with 820 and then leave it for a year. The 810 is too crippling

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