Sony Xperia X2 launch now looks set for MWC 2017

We may be just a few weeks away from seeing Sony’s next flagship phone as it's sent out invites for a MWC 2017 press conference on Monday, February 27. 

While the invite doesn’t give anything away with teasing graphics or words – it simply states “you’re invited to see the latest innovations” – we can be relatively sure it’ll have a smartphone or two up its sleeve. 

The Sony Xperia X2 is the biggest name of the rumored handsets to potentially make an appearance at this event, and it would see the Japanese firm continue its six month cycle of flagship launches.

The invite from Sony for its MWC 2017 press conference

The invite from Sony for its MWC 2017 press conference

Xperia incoming

Current leaks suggest the Sony Xperia X2 will have a 5 or 5.2-inch full HD display while the design will remain largely the same as the current X series of handsets.

It's also tipped to have a Qualcomm chipset and 4GB of RAM, which would ensure it at least has flagship power under the hood - although a mid-range 600 series chip may take priority over the premium 835 which could be reserved for the Xperia XZ 2 later this year.

We could also see some mid-range devices, new Xperia tablets and even a wearable or two from Sony. With Google expected to launch Android Wear 2.0 at the start of February, MWC would be a great launchpad for a new smartwatch.

TechRadar will be reporting live from Sony's MWC press conference to bring you all the latest on the new launches.

John McCann
Global Managing Editor

John joined TechRadar over a decade ago as Staff Writer for Phones, and over the years has built up a vast knowledge of the tech industry. He's interviewed CEOs from some of the world's biggest tech firms, visited their HQs and has appeared on live TV and radio, including Sky News, BBC News, BBC World News, Al Jazeera, LBC and BBC Radio 4. Originally specializing in phones, tablets and wearables, John is now TechRadar's resident automotive expert, reviewing the latest and greatest EVs and PHEVs on the market. John also looks after the day-to-day running of the site.