Sony sends out invites for MWC event, Xperia 5 Plus expected

This year Mobile World Congress (MWC) will be held from February 24th to 27th in Barcelona, Spain. A range of brands are expected to debut their devices at the tech show. Today, Japanese brand Sony has confirmed its presence at MWC. The company has sent out invites for its event that is scheduled to take place on February 24th at 8.30am CET. The event will also be a livestreamed on Sony’s YouTube handle. Sony didn’t reveal what it will announce at MWC, but we expect the brand to announce new smartphones. To recall, last year Sony announced one flagship and three mid-range smartphones at the upcoming tech show. 

It’s likely that Sony will launch a new flagship at this year’s MWC. It is expected to be the Xperia 5 Plus or Xperia 3 which have been leaked recently. However, this is just a speculation and what Sony has in the pipeline remains to be seen. We expect to get more details as we head closer to MWC. 

Sony Xperia 5 Plus specifications and features

Even though Sony hasn’t confirmed the existence of the Xperia 5 Plus, the smartphone’s CAD-based renders have leaked online. The Xperia 5 Plus is expected to arrive as the successor to the Xperia 5 that was announced at last year’s IFA. 

As per the leaked renders, the Xperia 5 Plus has no notch or punch-hole design. The device features a flat display with an OLED panel measuring 6.6-inches and is surrounded by thin bezels. The Xperia 5 Plus appears to flaunt a boxy design with a metal unibody and glass back panel. The smartphone will feature a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, 3.5mm audio jack, dual front-firing speakers and a vertical quad-camera setup on the rear. The rest of the specifications of the Xperia 5 Plus are not known yet. 


Viraj Gawde

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