Sony MWC 2017 could Unveil New Xperia XA and 2 Mid-Range Smartphones on Feb. 27By Ann , UniversityHerald Reporter
Sony sent out invites to attend its press event on Feb. 27 at MWC 2017. Here's the detail!
From the invitation, there's not much to dig about which smartphones that Sony will unveil. However, reports hint at two mid-range smartphones packing MediaTek chipsets. The information was initially sourced from XperiaBlog which claimed to learn from Sony's user-agent profile.
Previously, there are two model numbers leaked on the internet: Sony G3112 (G31XX), and Sony G3221 (G32XX). Both will be powered by MediaTek Helio P20 processors coupled with Adreno Mali GPU. The top-tier variant could be sporting 1080p display whilst the lower model will likely get 720p display.
In addition to the two mid-rangers, Sony is expected to unveil an update for its Xperia X, according to Pocket-Lint. This isn't without a reason as the alleged Xperia XA has been previously leaked - suggesting a new Sony smartphone supporting USB C port and slightly-curved display with Sony's signature square shape design. Other leak suggests the handset will rock a Snapdragon chipset.
To put into perspective, the Xperia XA is designed as a mid-ranger with 5-inch display and 2GB RAM coupled with 16 GB inbuilt storage. The phone comes with 2300 mAh battery and is powered by MediaTek Helio P10. It is safe to argue that if the update will be introduced at MWC, the phone might likely come with Android Nougat out of the box.
Mobile World Congress 2017
Sony will not be the only giant showcasing its latest flagship iterations but there will be plenty of revolutionary devices from Samsung, ZTE, Nokia and more. Other handsets anticipated at MWC include Samsung Galaxy S8, LG G6, and Moto G5.