Mobile World Congress 2016 is a little over a month away now and Sony has just sent out invites for its press conference at the event. Sony didn’t have an official event last year, but has scheduled its conference for Monday 22 February at 07.30 GMT / 08.30 CET. That’s the same day that Samsung’s next flagship smartphones are expected to be announced.
Unfortunately, the invitation doesn’t reveal anything about what the company has planned, it’s all rather bland. We can speculate though. While some other companies are gearing up to launch their 2016 flagship smartphones, Sony only unveiled its Xperia Z5 line-up in September 2015 at IFA, so it seems a bit early for another refresh.
However, it is possible that some mid-range smartphones could be unveiled, as the company has released new handsets around this time before. Although there are some rumors floating around about an Xperia Z6, the bezel-less Xperia C6 that leaked last week might be the best bet for a new Sony smartphone.
Sony may have some new wearables to show off, perhaps a smartwatch refresh, and another Xperia tablet is also a possibility. Although we haven’t heard any rumors about either of these product categories yet, so the whole announcement is a bit of a mystery.
What would you like to see from Sony at MWC 2016?