Sony sends out press invites for their MWC 2020 conference
CES 2020 is now officially over, which means that most, if not all, smartphone manufacturers have their sights set on MWC 2020 now. It is in that timeframe that we’re expecting several devices, particularly flagships, from the likes of Samsung (Galaxy S20 lineup), LG (LG G9 and LG V60) and Xiaomi (Xiaomi Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro) to be announced. One company that is also set to announce a new lineup of flagship devices is Sony, and the company is really looking forward to it. They have begun sending out invites for their MWC 2020 press event in Barcelona, Spain.
Among the devices we’re expecting to see at this conference is the rumored Xperia 5 Plus, which will retain the same 21:9 aspect ratio we saw in Sony devices throughout 2019 and bumping the size up to 6.6 inches with slimmer bezels, a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, and more. A mid-range device powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 is also expected to be announced. Both devices would use 5G-enabled SoCs (Snapdragon 865 and Snapdragon 765), so it would be a given that both chipsets would carry support for 5G connectivity in tow.
The rumored Xperia 5 Plus leaked some time back, showing us a device that hardly looked any different from the regular Xperia 5. The cornered camera setup is retained, and from most of the looks of it, the only physical differences to this end would be the size, which would get bumped up, as well as the size of the bezels. The internals, though, are likely to receive a refresh with 2020 specifications given how it is launching at MWC 2020 alongside several other flagship smartphones from other companies.
As of now, though, most of what Sony is planning to announce remains a mystery, so be sure to take leaked information with a grain of salt. Sony’s MWC press conference will be held on February 24th.