MWC 2016: Sony Press Conference Live Blogby Ian Cutress on February 22, 2016 2:08 AM EST
02:54AM EST - Yup that's a wrap!
02:53AM EST - Coming in the summer
02:52AM EST - That sounds like a wrap up. Xperia X series and new connected devices
02:52AM EST - The fact they said super mid suggests a MediaTek chipset?
02:51AM EST - Coming out in summer
02:51AM EST - XA model is super mid
02:51AM EST - Colors
02:50AM EST - Possible 2x increase in longevity of battery
02:50AM EST - Up to 2 days battery and adaptive charging
02:49AM EST - Tracks a scene and predicts where to focus
02:49AM EST - First time introduces predictive high rate auto focus
02:49AM EST - New Xperia X series
02:48AM EST - 'intelligence apps'
02:48AM EST - 'using intelligence to improve functions you use instead'
02:47AM EST - 'do you really need smartphones with functions you never use'
02:47AM EST - All products coming in the future
02:47AM EST - Latest weather, news, missed calls, messages
02:46AM EST - Make your life more hands free
02:46AM EST - Xperia ear coming out in the summer
02:46AM EST - To better assist people in their lives
02:45AM EST - Understanding personal behaviour and offer information
02:45AM EST - A new series of xperia connected devices
02:44AM EST - A device that welcomes you home
02:44AM EST - A projector with interactive touch
02:44AM EST - And a wearable camera
02:43AM EST - OK it looks like an ear piece
02:43AM EST - Here's the progress update on xperia
02:43AM EST - 'your personalised assistant with a natural user interface'
02:42AM EST - 'doing it passively'
02:42AM EST - 'Xperia is now more natural and uses the environment around you'
02:41AM EST - It sounds like they might announce augmented reality
02:41AM EST - Talking about not being distracted by devices and spending more time on life
02:41AM EST - 'do connected devices make us more human?'
02:40AM EST - Here's a video on the vision
02:39AM EST - 'enrich your lives'
02:39AM EST - We are exploring different ways to access information to make our lives easier
02:38AM EST - Bringing exciting and entertainment
02:38AM EST - 'Sony has always been at the forefront'
02:38AM EST - 'every MWC gets bigger'
02:36AM EST - 'even more intelligence making a difference in our products'
02:36AM EST - Some Xperia is coming, certainly sounds like it
02:35AM EST - 'Smartphones are checked 8 billion times a day in the US'
02:35AM EST - 'enriching communication'
02:34AM EST - 'pride of ownership'
02:34AM EST - 'we offer functional value and great specifications'
02:34AM EST - 'a feeling of satisfaction'
02:34AM EST - 'Sony is all about wow'
02:33AM EST - Talking football, Sony is a sponsor of the champions league
02:32AM EST - Kazuo on stage
02:32AM EST - Opening video with Sony brands
02:31AM EST - It begins
02:31AM EST - This is where tall members of the press have an advantage :D
02:30AM EST - And a press rush as we all move 3 inches closer when security moves
02:29AM EST - Should be about to start
02:22AM EST - We unfortunately never had a sample in to test
02:21AM EST - In the last year, one of the highlights of Sony's product line for me was the Z5 Premium, the first commercial smartphone with a 4K screen
02:19AM EST - If anyone is wondering, the phone being used for the live blog is a 6P, using local 4G
02:18AM EST - Made it in, I'm right at the front. Standing room only though
02:15AM EST - It starts at half past the hour. All the Sony people look calm, all the press are angsty to get a spot
02:14AM EST - Everything is still under covers
02:14AM EST - Sony's press event last year was a lot bigger for sure
02:13AM EST - As a special treat, this live blog will be given purely using a smartphone
02:12AM EST - I'm being held outside the stage area with other press. Lots of press here, not much space