Sony CES 2016 invite hints at phone launch; what could we get?

It sometime still feels like IFA was only yesterday, but we’ve come a long way since those late days of summer, and with winter within sight, it’s just about time to start lining up events for CES 2016 in early January. Pocketnow will be on the ground with coverage of all the new products the trade show has to offer, and today we’re thinking about what might be in store from Sony, as the manufacturer sends out a press invite that teases – among other things – at what just might be the launch of a new smartphone.

At least, from the imagery here, Sony’s very much implying that Xperia phones will be on the menu of the many products in intends to bring to CES, and while we certainly wouldn’t mind spending some more time with the existing Xperia Z5 lineup, you don’t show up at an event like this with the goal of revisiting old hardware – you bring your new hottness.

What could that mean for Sony? Well, based on the company’s 2015 release schedule, January feels like it’s too early for anything like the Xperia Z6, which might be better positioned for a springtime debut (though some reports suggest it could be further off still).

Instead, we’re seeing multiple sources mention the possibility of Sony introducing the Xperia Z5 Ultra, already rumored for a Q1 release. Mind you, this is mostly speculation right now, but it’s maybe the most prominent Xperia model on our radar, and an appearance at either CES or MWC feels relatively likely. We’re still not quite convinced that it’s a lock for CES, but it won’t be long before we know for sure.

Source: Sony
Via: phoneArena

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits Read more about Stephen Schenck!