Sony sends out press invite for IFA 2016, hints towards a large and varied line-up
posted by Luis D. / Aug 19, 2016, 7:05 AM
The IFA mood is already reaching us here at PhoneArena. As we got busy rounding up our expectations for this year's edition of Berlin's long-time electronics expo, Sony kindly shared their media invitation for its September 1 event. Scheduled for 13:00 at Sony's booth in Messe Berlin, the keynote seems ripe with new consumer devices.
We see a smartphone, VR headset, a lamp, a camera, music players, and even a weird gizmo that looks like the jaws of a crocodile. That one struck us as an immediate favorite!
Naturally, smartphones are what excites us most at PhoneArena, hence we're mostly looking forward to what we believe to be the Xperia XR. It's been a prominent item in the rumor mill, having leaked with a code number (F8331), in series of hands-on photos, and renderings – all solid clues towards the smartphone's impending announcement.
As for the rest of the line-up, a mobile VR headset is unlikely to appear. Most likely, Sony will be showing off its PlayStation VR products, a perfect opportunity to also demonstrate its latest flat screen TVs and the oomph of its home-theater systems. We wonder if we might see a new tablet as well? Slates have been scarce in the Android realm lately, and maybe Sony wants to shake things up a bit. We'll have to wait until September 1 to find out.
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Another phone to be rate 6/10 by PA. But hopefully, come on sony, bring your A game this time.
posted on Aug 19, 2016, 7:15 AM 6
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4k screen, water-resistant, rank first on DxO... still 6/10, lol...
posted on Aug 19, 2016, 7:51 AM 6
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Sony, for real, as a big fan, please show us something worth while. The first gen x series is/was a big letdown. If you manage to get the camera software and a propper size battery we are on to something. Sony has under deliverd in areas they dont need to, it feels sloppy, we know you can do better, in fact MUCH better, now please dont let us down (again), it is getting hard to defend your current offerings.
posted on Aug 19, 2016, 7:16 AM 2
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Don't want to expect much or else will be disappointed again just like the X series. Sony should learn from Huawei. Their p9 series and now the honor 8 are getting rave reviews something Sony phones never do. And they are a lot cheaper with much better build quality and specs.
posted on Aug 19, 2016, 9:50 AM 0
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