Sony always comes to IFA packing goodies, and this year it looks like the PS4maker won't disappoint. It sent out a tweet on August 25 asking whether the world is "Ready to be inspired?", so we can only imagine it's ready to blow us away.
Just like the tweet, the invite for Sony's September 1 press conference features a wide range of gadgets, from headphones to an Xperia phone to thePlayStation VR to cameras to a television set.
While Sony will likely limit its announcements to a few core products, we expect it to unveil at least one phone in Germany.
Recent benchmarks revealed a new Sony handset that's sporting some serious high-end specs. Those include a Snapdragon 820 processor, 3GB of RAM, a 21MP rear camera and 12MP front-facing one, and a 5.1-inch 1080p screen.
The unnamed device's specs line up with Sony's current flagship, the Xperia X Performance, though are behind the Samsung Galaxy S7. The phone could be the long-awaited Xperia X2, and a big-stage announcement at its September 1 press conference seems likely.
Also on August 25, noted leaker Evan Blass took to Twitter to send out an image of what he says is the Sony Xperia X Compact. The device is said to have a small 4.6-inch display, similar to the Sony Z5 Compact. Also of note is the relocation of the earpiece and speaker to sit more deeply into the bezel, as well as the front-facing camera, much like we've seen with the Sony Xperia X.
Though tiny, the new Xperia X Compact could pack a punch if it debuts at IFA this week.