Each year at MWC we normally see new Sony Xperia smartphones, and this year does not appear to be any different. Sony has sent out invitations to its annual MWC press conference in Barcelona, Spain that will take place at 8.30am CET on Monday 27 February – that’s 7.30am UK time. 

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What to expect at MWC 2017

How to watch Sony MWC 2017 live stream

Sony will live stream its MWC launch press conference on its official site, but we will also embed the video right here for you to watch. It has done the same for many years at previous MWC shows, and back in January at CES in Las Vegas.

We will have more details of how and where to tune in and see Sony’s latest Xperia phones confirmed. Expect many and expect confusing branding - we think we will see the new Xperia X2, an upper mid-range successor to the Xperia X

Therefore it’s reasonable to also expect the follow up to the slightly lower spec Xperia XA, which had an edge to edge display.

See also: Sony Xperia X2 release date, price, specification rumours.

What to expect from Sony at MWC 2017: Sony Xperia X2

As said, we expect Sony to announce a successor to the Xperia X, given that phone was unveiled at MWC 2016. Sony loves a six-month cycle, tick-tocking between different lines of smartphone. Therefore we don’t think we’ll see a flagship device at MWC – that will likely be saved for IFA 2017, a year on from the release of the Xperia XZ

What to expect from Sony at MWC 2017: More Xperia smartphones

We go into more detail in our article here, but we also think there will be more handsets – perhaps even five overall! Hopefully not as that will be overkill (and we won’t get any sleep trying to cover it all) but more phones is better than new phones.

Check out our full Sony Xperia rumours here, and bookmark this page for Monday 27 February.