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Sony MWC event confirmed for February 24th, might see a 'Sirius' flagship and the 'Castor' tablet

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Sony MWC event confirmed for February 24th, might see a 'Sirius' flagship and the 'Castor' tablet
Sony began sending out invitations for a Mobile World Congress press conference, meaning we will see new phone and possibly tablet gear from the Japanese in Barcelona, too, just like last year, when the Tablet Z was announced.

The press event will take place at 08:30 CET/01:30 ET on Monday, February 24th February. That same day we are also having Samsung's Unpacked event, expected to see the Galaxy S5 announced, but it is way later in the evening.

At the event, Sony Mobile is poised to announce an Xperia Z1 refresh, codenamed D6503 "Sirius", a budget Sony D230X, and eventually the Xperia Castor tablet, which might very well be the successor of the world's thinnest Tablet Z. We will, naturally, be there live to relay each and every announcement as it happens.

source: XperiaBlog

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posted on 11 Feb 2014, 02:04 3

1. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 885; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


Sony, ..better not disappoint.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 02:16 9

2. Amir1 (Posts: 243; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


they won't. :-) IPS triluminos 5.2", stereo speakers with sound boost, glove mode, thinner profile and bezel, 3 GB RAM, newer s800, bigger battery, 4k ready, 15 mp shooting in 16:9 (sensor's max), released with 4.4 sony's bloat free version, many new software features. all in all, you can't get better phone then this at least in the first half of 2014.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 02:22 1

5. aayupanday (Posts: 455; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


I'm expecting great low light camera performance from the Sirius.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 02:35 2

10. Amir1 (Posts: 243; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


me too. one more thing, video shooting will have 60fps in 1080p :)

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 03:44 2

12. Insignificant (Posts: 189; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


They disappointed with the Tablet Z last year. They created the best tablet of the year by far at the beginning of last year, yet didn't bother market it one bit. Extremely disappointing.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 08:21

20. SonyPS4 (Posts: 248; Member since: 21 May 2013)


Im agree. Good product but marketing not aggressive like Apple and Samsung.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 02:16 1

3. mottykels (Posts: 364; Member since: 15 May 2013)


Feb 24 is a very exciting date for me :D

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 02:20 3

4. NokiaFTW (Posts: 1697; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Can't wait for MWC :D

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 02:23 1

6. GeekMovement (Posts: 1499; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


So excited!

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 02:29

7. XaErO (Posts: 134; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)


Interesting .. hope Sony & Samsung both brings quality product on this date .. I'm positive for both !!

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 02:33

8. emadshiny (Posts: 1127; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


Any idea about an 8 inch tablet from Sony?

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 02:35

9. Killua (Posts: 257; Member since: 25 Nov 2013)


I'm curious about the tablet.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 03:16 2

11. XperiaOptimusOne (unregistered)


Ah yes, the announcement I've been waiting for. Feb 24 will also be the day PAs website crashes due to heavy volume. Haha.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 04:04 1

13. Klamba92 (Posts: 195; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)


I don't understand why Sony would unveil their new flagship at MWC. Wasn't the Z1 announced in September 2013 that would be just about 6 months?

I think they will release a tablet and some mid range handsets but don't think the z2 will be released! That would annoy those who got the z1 thinking that their handset is now obsolete!

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 04:25

14. kobainez (Posts: 302; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Who told u sony will unveil their new flagship at mwc? Read the article first before posting BS. It's a z1 refresh not flagship

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 04:37 1

16. Commentator (Posts: 2293; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Well, the title of the article, for one...

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 08:24

21. SonyPS4 (Posts: 248; Member since: 21 May 2013)


Sony always announced flagship phones twice a year. Actually Samsung also did same with many variation for S4. Remember S4 Zoom, S4 Active, S4 Snapdragon 800 ver.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 04:33

15. Klamba92 (Posts: 195; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)


I read the article what I mean is a lot of people not just here but on other websites think that Sony will unveil the z2 some time in the next couple of month's. Does the z1 need another refresh? No need to get angry I was just wanting to get other opinions on this.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 04:48

18. XperiaOptimusOne (unregistered)


6 months makes sense to stay relevant in the game. Given how fast technology evolves, this is better than than playing catch up.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 05:20

19. Klamba92 (Posts: 195; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)


Yes you are right about that but the z1 is already so great specs wise. We are at a point where every phone runs buttery smooth especially with android 4.3 and 4.4. So the needless specs race is useless now unless you are a heavy gamer. But lets be honest if you are a gamer you would have a console, gaming PC or handheld device.

I am waiting for real innovation to come back stuff with better battery tech, foldable phones /tablets etc.

If you want to go on about displays Sony xperia z1 has a very decent display if only for the viewing angles. If they improve that and the accuracy of colours you have a winner.

Another point being with devices coming up with shorter life cycles we the tech crowd would be keep being unimpressed because everything will just be iterative updates. Whereas if newer tech came out say every 16-18 months would be able to see bigger updates to each device that would actually "wow" us.

Well that's what I think anyway!

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 04:48

17. culdude (Posts: 3; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


Yay.... on my b'day major releases from sony and Samsung may these compabies made it best
It will be a rocking Mondayyyyyyyy..

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