What a week we’ve had! On Monday the entire mobile industry gathered in Barcelona for Mobile World Congress 2016. It’s one of our favourite dates in the calendar, and this year was bigger and better than ever before.
On Monday 22nd February, we unveiled a new-look XperiaTM brand with the first “X” series smartphones and a vision for the future of communications.
Our President and CEO, Hiroki Totoki, announced our new“X” series smartphones – Xperia X, Xperia X Performance and Xperia XA. It was an exciting moment as Hiroki Totoki held up the new devices and explored the shift Xperia is taking to add new layers of intelligence into the features that matter most to our customers: camera, battery and design. To help you understand a little more about our brand new phones we’ve published an infographic, exploring “3 ways Xperia X series is smarter than your average smartphone”.
To show our commitment to this new brand vision, we surprised MWC by introducing our new Xperia smart products, each featuring expanded communication experiences. Xperia Ear is a next-generation wireless ear-piece lets you communicate at the same time as enjoying the world around you. The device was well received by delegates and the tech press with both Tom’s Guide and Alphr awarding it “Best of MWC”. Take a look for yourself.
Finally, as the cherry on the top we unveiled our all-new Xperia smart product concepts including Xperia Eye, Xperia Agent and Xperia Projector. The machine learning, natural user interface and sensing inherent to these devices are just a taster of the journey Xperia is on as we continually aim to use intelligent solutions to make communications more straightforward. You can rewatch the whole press announcement below:
On Monday we also held our live Twitter Q+A with our very own Jun Makino, giving you all the chance to get involved and find out everything you needed to know about the new products and Sony’s brand vision.
Below you can see a few of your most asked questions:
Check out our Twitter feed to see all the questions we answered.
On top of the great feedback we received all week on the stand, the huge social media buzz, and the great coverage that’s been appearing across the world, we’ve also seen Xperia products collect loads of awards
You can see the list of winners below:
The fun didn’t stop there. Aside from beavering away on our stand, we were also working on an exciting project that will be coming very soon. Here’s a little teaser but we can’t give anymore away right now. So be sure to keep your eyes peeled.
That’s everything for now. Adios!