The Sony press conference at CES 2017 takes place on 4th January and a few Xperia phones are expected to be announced during this meet.
The brand has planned to launch multiple XZ models during the event. The news was also confirmed in multiple Xperia forums even though Sony is yet to make an official comment on the news. The company is looking forward to make a comeback to the smartphone segment. Motorola, LG, Samsung and every other Chinese manufacturer now has a strong market share. Introducing strong flagship models is essential for them to gain their audience back.
Sony Xperia XZ range of phones will be powered by the state-of-the-art processor from Qualcomm. The expected variant is the Snapdragon 821 along with ample 4GB of RAM and a powerful camera. At this point, it is really difficult to guess the actual specifications of the model. The brand should come up with hardware that doesn’t look outdated for a 2017 model. They have some tough competition to go against and CES 2017 event will answer all the questions within a couple of hours.
A bunch of spy photos of the upcoming phones are leaked online. They doesn’t showcase a flagship model which can be deduced from the lack of fingerprint sensor, curved home button and many other important features. They look more like a mid-range model. Good news is, for the first time in many years Sony is introducing mobile phone strap holes near the Type C port. Phone manufacturers have stopped using such design aspects in their phones but going back to the roots is something we need at the moment.
There are enough photos to know how these phones might look. But, such renders could be made by any random internet user and promoted online. It makes it even more complicated for us to come to a conclusion. With the Consumer Electronics Show 2017 underway, it won’t be long before the big event. Besides, the brand may have plenty of other things to talk about than the Sony XZ phones. They have other products in the lineup which might include a music player, virtual reality headset or something we never thought of. Since this is the time when most gadgets are announced, it’s hard to avoid speculations and some of them might turn out to be actually true. Keep guessing until they make the announcements.