Sony is holding a press conference next week at Mobile World Congress 2019 to help kick off the biggest mobile event of the year.

The company's keynote will likely cover new products and technologies it is developing. Keep in mind Sony used MWC 2018 to announce the Sony Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact. As for this year, at least two new phones are expected. 

When is the Sony MWC 2019 press event?

The date for your diary next Monday, 25 February, with the keynote commencing at 8:30am CET in Barcelona and 7.30am GMT. The press conference is open to the media, though Sony will livestream 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 has confirmed that it will be hosting a livestream for the launch event in Barcelona, although it hasn't yet provided the specific details of where that video stream will be. 

Until then, here's the 2018 Sony Mobile press conference for your enjoyment. We'll update as soon as we have the new details.

You will also be able to watch from the Sony press website.

What can you expect at the Sony MWC 2019 press conference?

Rumours about Sony Mobiles future plans have circulated around a new flagship devices, the Sony Xperia XZ4. It was originally suggested that there would be a regular and a Compact model, although recently the Compact model has come into doubt. The Xperia XZ4 is likely to give a full hardware refresh to the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, but the biggest change is expected to be a switch to a 21:9 CinemaWide display.

Aside from the flagship model, there's expected to be a mid-range update with the Sony Xperia XA3. Again this is expected to have a 21:9 display, so Sony's 2019 phones could be distinctly different.