Sony's IFA press conference to be held on August 31

Vlad, 29 June 2017

Sony has traditionally used both MWC in February-March and IFA in early September to launch new smartphones, and it now looks like 2017 will be no exception. Today it's been revealed that the Japanese company will in fact hold a press conference at IFA, on the eve of the trade show's official opening. Sony's event will take place on August 31 at 1 PM local time.

While the company itself obviously hasn't given us any details about what we should expect from the conference, a leak from last month painted a pretty clear picture - namely, that the Xperia XZ1, XZ1 Compact, and X1 should all debut on that occasion.

The XZ1 and XZ1 Compact are to both sport the Snapdragon 835 and 4GB of RAM, reportedly, while the X1 will settle for the SD660, but gets 4GB of RAM too. As its name implies, at 4.6" the XZ1 Compact will be the smallest of the bunch, and the 5.2" 1080p XZ1 will be slightly bigger than the 5" X1. Both the XZ1 Compact and the X1 get 2,800 mAh cells, whereas the XZ1 will boast a 3,000 mAh battery.



Reader comments

Formally continue the X series

  • AnonD-632062

Nice specs except for the battery and the name! I look forward to their unveiling. Hope Sony will also drop a much awaiting flagship tablet successor to the Z4 tablet!

  • Anonymous

Why not bring out the 8 inch tab? Since the Nougat with multiple Windows playing at the same time, it must be More functional than phalet.