Sony’s MWC 2018 press conference details confirmed

by XB on 17th January 2018

in News

Mark your diaries folks, Sony Mobile has confirmed that its 2018 Mobile World Congress (MWC) press conference will take place at 08.30 CET on Monday 26 February 2018. The event will also be live-streamed on Sony Mobile’s official blog, so you don’t need to worry about missing out.

We can’t be sure that Sony will announce any flagship Xperia devices at the show. However, given that Sony has effectively cleared the slate by announcing its mid-rangers at CES, there’s a strong possibility that we will see a premium model announced. Following a strong showing at CES at the start of the year, we’re eager to see what Sony has in store for us. What are you hoping for? Let us know in the comments below.

  • Osaid Saqqa

    Xz2 premium
    Xz tablet ! 4k hdr stuff

  • Sungkyung Kim

    If the flagship appears, it can possibly be XZ2 and XZ2 premium.

  • Tablet market is dead!

  • More likely a XZ1 Premium. The XZ line have differents segments!

  • Osaid Saqqa

    So sad! Z4 tab is still a tough one to beat

  • bikash

    xz pro

  • Szabó Béla

    So true, i brought one for my mother at launch is in use for like 6-8 hours a day, 0 problems so far. If it ever brokes, she will get an another one. Unless they will finaly update the line. I would be happy with a 2K one that jumps to 4k when 4k content is displayed, same as the Premium line up. 4-8 speakers. And what i would like to have on the phones as well, some movment recognition. So we could change volume and brightness without touching the phone / tablet while it’s playing a movie / video for example. Or to browse pictures with the same idea. Just with gestures.

  • kaostheory

    With Sony’s naming scheme, this makes perfect sense.

  • Jaissal S

    Yes! I’m excited and intrigued to see Sony’s next flagship device. I’m due for an upgrade also. I hope it doesn’t have the fingerprint sensor on the back like the XA2.

  • Nodar Sixarulidze
  • theskig

    I’m hoping no hybrid slot for Dual. No dual camera. No 18:9. And put the FM radio back, or at least a DAB.

    I know it’s utopian. But I’m a Sony fan, I’m used to dreaming.

  • theskig


  • Marinko Agic

    It is Sony so, it will be not all the power specs.They have power to do this,but they wont.
    So Xperia XZ premium 2 will be: bezzel less designe,4GB of RAM,4K OLED screen,and two camera.But with Snapdragon 835.
    In July or August, come Xperia XZ premium 3 with Snapdragon 845, 6GB RAM, but 4K LED screen,and not good designe.It is Sony.

  • Why? XZ1 Premium is more possible. Or even none – Z5 had Premium, X Performance didn’t, XZ had, so XZ1 doesn’t have to.

    An why Pro, not Plus, Ultra or something? Sony used Pro only with devices with physical keyboard and I don’t think there will be next Xperia (nor any other device) with one (I wish for one).

  • True. XZ2, if there will be one, will be shown at IFA in August/September.

  • FM Radio – yes, but why not Dual Camera? Yu can still use just one of the modules, but people who “need” dual setup will have something for them too.

    As for Hubrid Sim, I don’t think there is chance. F’agships with X in their name always had Hubrid one, XA and XA1 didn’t. Now XA2 has, so it’s showing even more that Hybrid plague took over the world…

  • Heeyeon Ahn

    I think he’s referring to the “PS4 Pro.”

  • Nope. If it will be Premium, than it will have 845. There could be shown XZ1s with 835.
    Sony is not that stupid.They would prefer to wait (just like they did) for better one with their real flagship. Sony is not LG.

  • It’s different part of Sony, so I don’t think there is some naming scheme between whole company. Didn’t see Sony Bravia Pro TV or any other products of Sony with “Pro” in it’s name.

  • usersparadise

    I hope for a phone with upgraded camera that uses OIS, better processing, better lens and maybe bigger individual pixels. Sony could destroy the whole competition with better phone cameras – if they only want to.

  • theskig

    Because dual camera looks odd.

  • John ford

    I want to see something I’ve never seen in Xperia, something which has never been repeated.That is, a new design

  • Kim

    My hope for new 2018 flagship:

    – Bionz X image processor from Alpha series (not Snapdragon software version)
    – 960 FPS super slow FHD and more seconds.
    – 240/120 FPS FHD.
    – 60 FPS 4K.
    – 60 FPS FHD HRD recording.
    – No dual camera, just optimize the lens (G-lens), F1,5 and increase size of sensor/pixel. Hump is OK.
    – 5-axis IBIS for stabilizing.
    – Fastest memory available – 64-128 GB.
    – 5,4″ OLED 4K HDR screen with small bezels – compact phone like new XA2.
    – Keep the side mounted FPS/power button. It works well.
    – Loud speakers – don’t care if stereo or mono, just loud and clear with good bass.
    – Waterproof – real water proof for diving to 10m.
    – Full metal body. Dark metal black like A9-camera.
    – Dedicated camera button with better feedback (focus, shooting). Similar to A-line cameras.
    – 3400 mAh battery.
    – More fluent integration with PS4, Bravia TVs, Alpha-cameras, SRS-speakers etc. It works well now, but everything should work perfectly fluent together as single ECO-system (Apple like).
    – Better accessories – team up with one of the best Apple suppliers and create line of covers, screen protector etc. Price not important, just make it perfect and slim. Sonys own accessories needs improvement.

    Also – I hope Sony release a new tablet. We need a 10-11″ 4K OLED HDR tablet with 845 SOC.

  • Batuhan Süersan

    The Phone that I will get over Z3. Waiting and hoping to have that phone, only one, only good one. Hopefull I am.

  • Emil Oskarsson

    I know I love my Z4 tablet! :)

  • Atanas Vangelov

    this will not happen, first off such device will be hella expensive and hardly anyone will buy it so Sony will be at loss. The mass cares about mid-range devices and Sony should focus on that to continue existing – good display & battery + better camera algorithms/software

  • Santos

    Bionz X is a large chipset for a smartphone, not to mention that it would get too hot.
    960/FHD It would require at least 4GB of DRAM, DRAM memories are much more expensive than ordinary RAM.
    With HDR recording it is likely that Sony will use Hybrid Log-Gamma.
    Hard to see 4K OLED HDR screen, probably for 2019.
    I do not think we see the FPS aside, because of the United States.
    Waterproof – 10m??? Really?
    There can not be a completely metal smartphone.
    I do not think that Sony will develop an ecosystem, currently they depend on Google services, but if we will see it will be a futuristic user interface for several devices called “Any Surface Ui”

  • andyy

    > 60 FPS FHD HRD recording

    Mmm yes I too love to be recorded in an job interview

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  • Teraflop

    I want a big 4k screen, the Light Chrome body colour choice and the 3d portrait photo app! And all the rest indeed!

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