There are a ton of events all year round where companies get to show off their latest products and fancy new tech. Just a couple of weeks ago, we had CES 2016 — one of the most prominent electronics shows of the year, which featured everything from smart fridges to smart belts. The next major exhibition, MWC 2016, is more focused on mobile tech and is scheduled to begin on February 22nd in Barcelona.
In preparation for the event, Sony is sending out invites to the press conference it will hold on February 22nd at 08:30 CET (that's 07:30 UTC or 11:30 PM Pacific time, February 21st). We're not entirely sure what to expect from the event — on the one hand, the Xperia Z line seems to line up with a roughly 6 month schedule: the Z3 was released in September 2014, the Z3+ (dubbed the Z4 in some regions) in April 2015, and the Z5 in September 2015. On the other hand, announcing a new flagship just days after the Z5 is released in the US seems like a pretty terrible business decision.
Perhaps we'll see a new mid-range phone or some kind of smartwatch or fitness tracker from Sony at MWC, but we'll have to wait till next month to find out. Sony is being rather coy about what its plans are. It's speculated that LG and Samsung might announce their new flagships in Barcelona next month, so we'll have something to look forward to either way.
- Xperia Blog