Liveblog: Sony's press conference at CES 2016

Liveblog: Sony's press conference at CES 2016
The first full day of CES 2016 is jam-packed with events from the big names in technology. Capping off the first day of the convention is Sony, who always manages to wow us with announcements about what is ahead.

Sony uses its venue at far end of the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center to showcase the breadth of its impressive technology 
portfolio. Sometimes this includes announcements of new smartphones, sometimes not.

DON'T MISS: You can watch the Sony CES 2016 livestream here!

Last we heard a couple weeks ago, the rumor mill is undecided about what to expect, if anything, from Sony on the smartphone front at CES this year. One side of the mill suggested a possible whole new host of Xperia Z6 gear, another side indicates that Sony will pare down the smartphone offering a little bit, with a couple of flagships packing the latest from Qualcomm and its forthcoming Snapdragon 820 CPU.

Of course, that is not the end-all-be-all for mobile, we may see some new wearables, and Sony is certainly looking at ways to connect the home and other “Internet of Things” technology that can all be harnessed by mobile.

We will share the news with you as it happens, keep your browser open as we liveblog the festivities.

Sony's CES media event is scheduled to begin at 5:00pm PT | 7:00pm CT | 8:00pm ET | 1:00am GMT!

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13 Comments

1. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

This will be great!

2. Busyboy

Posts: 731; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Thanks PA, saves me the trouble of viewing the whole stream!

3. SuperAndroid507

Posts: 361; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

Let's see if Sony will continue with its crazyness this year too. I passed this time on the Z5, but still have some hope left to the Z6 (or whatever it'll be called).

5. azimesmail

Posts: 264; Member since: Nov 23, 2014

I had the Z5 Premium for a little bit. I must say, it was an impressive phone. The ONLY reason why I got rid of it was becuase I was too impatient waiting for Marshmallow.

4. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

The most boring press conference of CES

6. xperiaZlover

Posts: 202; Member since: Nov 15, 2015

You are totally antagonist against Sony.

7. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

bruh...seriously what did Sony ever do to you?

8. Djz89

Posts: 441; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

F***d hes girlfriend i think.

9. phaneendra_92

Posts: 64; Member since: Oct 12, 2013

Main reason for sony low sales is becoz of best quality products that long lasts.... i need to change phone when my sony xperia z2 f**ked up.... But its still an impressive to my needs...

13. Genza

Posts: 576; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

Yeah I do not replace my phone every year, as long as the phone is still able to meet my needs and Sony still provide an update I would not buy a new one. I prefer to buy the things that I don't have such as the latest Sony Action Cam (HDR AS50R), Sony Android TV or even the Sony a7SII.

10. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

So Z6 will be announced on MWC?

11. Landon

Posts: 1242; Member since: May 07, 2015

Is it just me or was this press conference terrible compared to LG's and Samsung's?

12. Genza

Posts: 576; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

Nothing special from Sony at CES this year, but the 85" prototype with new backlight technology which allows LCD to have a peak brightness of 4,000 nits and deep inky blackness usually reserved for OLED TVs looks very promising. I also really like the new Sony Action Cam (HDR AS50R) that comes with flat lens underwater housing and i definitely will buy it.

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