It's less than six weeks till Christmas, but as any true gadget lover will know, that means it's less than eight weeks till CES 2015 – the biggest tech show of the year.
And as of today we've got our first big CES keynote locked in too: Sony has announced it will be lifting the lid on its 2015 wares at a press conference in Las Vegas on Monday 5 January.
It's only a 45 minute time slot, but given how much Sony typically has going on, it's likely to be quite a ride. TVs, cameras, gaming gear and wearables could very well feature, but what us mobile-loving folk will be hoping to see is a glimpse of the Sony Xperia Z4.
Why? That's easy – rumoured specs include a 5.5in QHD display, a 64-bit Snapdragon 810 processor clocked at 2.8GHz, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable storage, LTE cat. 6, a built-in amp and a fancy camera with a curved sensor.
In truth, though, it's insane to expect the Xperia Z4 to land at CES 2015 at all, really. At this year's CES, the Xperia Z1 was still on active duty. The Xperia Z2 was only announced at MWC in February, with the Xperia Z3 touching down at IFA in Berlin in September.
Even by Sony's recent standards, three flagships in 11 months is nuts – especially considering it has supposedly decided to slow things down to a more conventional 12-month product cycle.
Still, given those specs we can't imagine anyone complaining too loudly if the Xperia Z4 does indeed sneak onto the CES 2015 menu.