With so much fierce competition in the phone world, Sony needed to step up and do something special this MWC. Instead, it launched the Xperia 1, which has a vibrant screen, but little else to get excited about.
It's not that it's a bad phone, it's just that it's entirely forgettable. That's a serious problem when Sony's rivals are experimenting with folding phones and 5G.
The Xperia 1 has a 6.5-inch display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, three rear cameras and 6GB of RAM. Pricing and availability is yet to be confirmed.
The display is a 4K, HDR OLED affair which looks vibrant and sharp.
From the back, it's not exactly exciting to look at.
It's slim and sleek all round.
The triple camera array features a standard zoom lens, a telephoto zoom and a super wide-angle mode. It's a setup we've seen already on phones such as the Huawei Mate 20 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus.
There's a single 8-megapixel camera on the front for selfies.
A skinny body.
The fingerprint scanner remains on the side -- there's no fancy in-screen scanning offered here.
The Xperia 1 is joined by a midrange cousin in the form of the Xperia 10. It has a 6-inch display.
The Xperia 10 also has a dual-camera setup.
It uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor and has a 2,870-mAh battery.
Again, the fingerprint scanner is found on the side.
Its bigger sibling, the Xperia 10 Plus has a 6.5-inch display.
You'll find a dual-camera setup on the back.
The screen stretches right to the bottom but there's still a bezel at the top as Sony evidently is not a fan of the "notch."
The design is reminiscent of many recent Xperia phones.