Sony held a press conference at Mobile World Congress 2019 to help kick off the biggest mobile event of the year.
The company's keynote covered new products and technologies it is developing including the Xperia 1, Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus.
When is the Sony MWC 2019 press event?
The Sony MWC 2019 press event took place on Monday, 25 February. The keynote commenced at 8:30am CET in Barcelona and 7.30am GMT. The press conference was open to the media, though Sony livestreamed it all around the globe for others to watch.
Here are the different local times:
- London: 7:30am GMT
- New York: 2:30am EST
- San Francisco: 11:30pm Sunday PST
- Mumbai: 1:00pm IST
- Tokyo: 4:30pm JST
Can I watch the Sony MWC 2019 press launch online?
Yes, Sony confirmed it would host a livestream for the launch event in Barcelona, and you can watch on the video above, or on Sony's website.
What happened at the Sony MWC 2019 press conference?
Sony announced three new devices, all of which have different names to what we have known previously. Replacing the Xperia XZ Premium is the Xperia 1. The Xperia 1 offers a full hardware refresh to the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, but the biggest change is a switch to a 21:9 CinemaWide display.
Aside from the flagship model, there's two mid-range announcements, replacing the Sony Xperia XA3. These come in the form of the Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus. Both have a 21:9 display, but they take a slight step down in hardware compared to the flagship model. All-in-all Sony's 2019 phones are distinctly different.