Sony Xperia 1 IV rumours, options and information

(Pocket-lint) – We have already seen cellphone launches from the likes of Samsung, Oppo, OnePlus and even Apple this 12 months, however we’re nonetheless ready on Sony Cellular and additions to its Xperia line.

With a successor to the Sony Xperia 1 III anticipated, right here is every thing now we have heard to this point. Rumours are calling it the Xperia 1 IV, although there was the suggestion that Sony would possibly change up its title technique once more so whereas Xperia 1 IV is what we’re referring to it as on this function, it could be referred to as one thing else when it arrives.

Both approach, that is what we all know to this point about Sony’s subsequent Xperia flagship.

Sony Xperia 1 IV launch date 

Rumours have claimed the Sony Xperia 1 IV will arrive in Could 2022, which is a bit of later within the 12 months than its predecessor did.

The Sony Xperia 1 III was introduced in April 2021, although it wasn’t obtainable to order till July 2021 and it did not ship till August 2021. The Xperia 1 II in the meantime, was introduced in February 2020 so there is not actually a set timeline for the flagship Xperia units anymore.

By way of worth, it has been reported that the Xperia 1 IV will value between $1400 and $1600.

Sony Xperia 1 IV design

  • Tall and slim
  • Flat edges
  • IP68
  • Black, Matte Inexperienced

Sony hasn’t modified up the design for its flagship Xperia smartphones an excessive amount of within the final couple of years. Because the transfer to the 21:9 side ratio, we have seen lengthy, slim and slim units throughout the vary.

Leaked renders of the Xperia 1 IV present flat edges, bezels on the high and backside of the show and a neat, pill-shaped vertical digital camera housing on the rear – much more inconspicuous than its rivals.

The bodily fingerprint sensor throughout the energy button seems to be current for the Xperia 1 IV once more, together with a devoted digital camera button. The usually-omitted 3.5mm headphone jack additionally seems to be there, nevertheless it appears to be like just like the Google Assistant button will not be.

Sony has lengthy provided IP68 water and dirt resistance on its units – lengthy earlier than others did – so we might anticipate this for the Xperia 1 IV, together with a glass again and metallic body.

It is claimed the color choices might be Black and Matte Inexperienced.

Sony Xperia 1 IV show

  • 6.5-inches, LTPO?
  • 21:9 side ratio 
  • 4K, 120Hz, HDR

Based mostly on the studies, the Sony Xperia 1 IV may have a 6.5-inch show, which is similar because the Xperia 1 III. It is mentioned it is going to be an LTPO show and it’s anticipated to have a 21:9 side ratio once more, like earlier variations of the Xperia 1 supply.

Decision hasn’t been talked about however Sony steered away from the Quad HD+ pattern, transferring straight to a 4K decision on its flagship smartphones so we’d anticipate the identical from the Xperia 1 IV. 

We would additionally anticipate a 120Hz refresh fee and assist for HDR.

Sony Xperia 1 IV {hardware} and specs

  • Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
  • 12GB/16GB RAM
  • 5000mAh battery
  • 30W or 45W charging

It has been claimed the Sony Xperia 1 IV will run on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, which might make sense. Sony has lengthy been a Qualcomm supporter, utilizing its flagship chipsets in its units so choosing the SD 8 Gen 1 within the Xperia 1 IV may be very believable.

There’s mentioned to be 12GB and 16GB of RAM variants, in addition to 256GB and 512GB storage, with microSD probably supported. A 5000mAh battery can also be claimed to be beneath the hood of the Xperia 1 IV, although there are contradicting studies surrounding the quick charging assist capabilities. 

Some rumours declare the Xperia 1 IV will supply 30W quick charging, just like the Xperia 1 III, whereas others have mentioned the brand new flagship will bump this as much as 45W.

Sony Xperia 1 IV digital camera

There aren’t many rumours surrounding the Xperia 1 IV cameras for the time being, nevertheless it has been mentioned there might be a telephoto sensor on board.

The Xperia 1 III has a triple 12-megapixel setup, so it is doable the Xperia 1 IV will observe go well with, however for the time being, we do not know.

Sony Xperia 1 IV rumours: What’s occurred to this point?

That is every thing now we have heard to this point concerning the Sony Xperia IV.

19 April 2022: Sony Xperia 1 IV leaks trace at worth, design options and title change

Various leaks surrounding the Xperia 1 IV have been rounded up by NotebookCheck, together with info on the title of the system, worth and among the design features and specs.

28 February 2022: Leaked Sony Xperia 1 IV renders reveal all

Leaker OnLeaks in partnership with GizNext, introduced an in depth take a look at the upcoming Sony Xperia 1 IV.

Together with the renders, a variety of different key specs had been detailed within the leak.

 31 January 2022: Sony Xperia 1 IV launching in Could with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, quick charging?

Leaker ZackBucks on Weibo claimed the Sony Xperia 1 IV may very well be revealed in Could 2022, and a variety of specs had been revealed.

Writing by Britta O’Boyle.