The tech industry is one that rarely stops for a breather. In fact, it moves at such a fast pace that sometimes it’s hard to keep up. One indication of this is the increasing number of technology centric events that we are seeing, even in Malaysia. This year alone, we’ve seen more regional and national events this year than any other year. That said, there are still a few cornerstone events in the tech industry – one of them is the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
Sony has sent out save the dates for its upcoming press conference on January 5, 2016 while there is no indication whether the event will be live streamed, we expect that it will. The save the date sent by Sony points to the manufacturer announcing quite the array of devices from the Sony Playstation VR (“Morpheus”) to their Xperia lineup to their BRAVIA smart TVs.
The teaser is intriguing considering that Sony has only just announced their Xperia Z5 line up a mere few months ago. In fact, the device has not seen a full global roll out just yet. It leaves one big unanswered question: What Xperia device could Sony be announcing?
Earlier this year, we heard inklings of a yet unreleased Xperia Z5 variant – the Xperia Z5 Ultra. Rumours point to this device coming with a humongous 6.44-inch screen. If you’re wondering where you’ve seen another gigantic device from Sony, think back to the Xperia T3 Ultra or the Z3 Ultra which shared the same humongous footprint. Given the Z5 moniker, we expect that, like its siblings, the Z5 Ultra will be coming with a 4K screen and the same insides. It’s rumoured that the device may sport a 4000mAh battery to help power the amazing hi-res screen and powerful specifications.
A quick recap of the Z5’s specifications. It comes with a Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor and 3GB RAM (2GB for the compact variant). It’s forecasted that the Z5 ultra will see a release sometime in March 2016 which could mean that we’ll see it running the faster, updated Snapdragon 820 processor.
We’ll definitely be covering CES next year. So stay tuned for more.