Confirmation exists that at least one Sony Xperia 2024 model equipped with Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 will be launched in the upcoming MWC to be held in Barcelona from 26-29 February 2024. However, as usual, there’s a lack of reliable information on specific model numbers, with their existence yet to be officially or semi-officially confirmed.
Recent information regarding Sony Xperia 2024 upcoming releases, particularly the tentatively named Xperia 1 VI and possibly the Xperia 10 VI, has surfaced on Reddit.
The likelihood of Sony unveiling the Xperia 1 VI at MWC 2024 appears to be slim. MWC officials have noted a scarcity of smartphone announcements at the event, and Sony has no plans for a conference. Given the likely passing of the announcement deadline, it seems improbable that Sony will introduce any new products at MWC 2024. Despite Sony’s presence with a booth exhibit at the event, its absence from the press conference schedule is notable.
Rumors speculate that Sony might opt for a separate announcement event, possibly around the end of April or early May 2024.
In other news, the global launch of Xiaomi’s flagship Xiaomi 14 series, possibly including the Ultra variant, is slated for February 25th, just before MWC 2024 begins. Consequently, it’s improbable that Xiaomi will announce the same series at MWC 2024.
Reflecting on MWC’s history, there has been a noticeable decline in smartphone announcements. While the trend of unveiling new models at MWC began before the COVID-19 outbreak, it has further dwindled, particularly post-pandemic.