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MWC 2020 | Sony confirms the arrival of new smartphones ahead of next month's conference

The Xperia 5 Plus could just be one of the phones that Sony launches at MWC 2020. (Image source: Sony via GSMArena & @OnLeaks)
The Xperia 5 Plus could just be one of the phones that Sony launches at MWC 2020. (Image source: Sony via GSMArena & @OnLeaks)
2020 could be a pivotal year for Sony's smartphone business, with sales having tanked over the last few years. The company is due to unveil multiple handsets this year and MWC 2020 is when we will see some of its new roster according to press invites.

As had been previously speculated, Sony has confirmed that it will be bringing new phones to MWC 2020. The company is yet to confirm how many it will unveil at the conference in Barcelona next month, but the current consensus is that at least the Xperia 5 Plus, or Xperia 5.1 as it may be called, will make an appearance. Last year, AndroidNext stated that Sony would announce a refreshed Xperia 1, the Xperia 1.1, at MWC 2020 too.

The press invitation that GSMArena posted online states that Sony will host a press conference on February 24 at 08:30 CET. Doors to Hall 3, where the Sony Booth will be located, will open fifteen minutes earlier at 08:15.

Alternatively, YouTube will host a live-stream of the event. You can watch the live-stream from the Sony Xperia YouTube channel. GSMArena expects Sony to announce a new mid-range Xperia smartphone too, powered by the Snapdragon 765. If true, then this device will probably succeed the Xperia 10 series.

(Image source: Sony via GSMArena

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Alex Alderson, 2020-01-16 (Update: 2020-01-16)
Alex Alderson
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Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.