Sony is gearing up to unveil new Xperia smartphones at MWC next month. The company is now rolling out invites to a press conference scheduled in Barcelona for February 27. Report has it that Sony is likely to come up with two new mid-range smartphones during the event. Last month, some renders of the upcoming Sony phone — allegedly the successor last year’s Xperia XA — were spotted online. The renders hint that the device will arrive with slightly upgraded hardware specifications.
If rumours are to believe, Sony’s upcoming smartphone will not be featuring a fingerprint scanner and microUSB 2.0 port. It will instead come with a USB Type-C port. Externally, the device is likely to be based on stereo speakers and expected in red, purple, and a navy blue option. Even though no concrete details are available just yet, Sony is also expected to launch the 2017 variant of last year’s Xperia X. Earlier this month, the device was spotted in an alleged press image.
We, however, are not able to verify the authenticity of any of these claims. In other news, a series of new Nokia phones is also set to arrive on February 26. HMD Global — the manufacturer of Nokia-branded handsets — has begun sending out invites to a press conference to be held ahead of MWC.