Sony is readying the release of a new Xperia device a week from now. It was common knowledge that the company would launch the Xperia 1 IV and Xperia 10 IV at the event. We’re now learning more about the two devices ahead of Sony’s big reveal.
The source further claims that the Xperia 1 IV will be available in Black, Violet, and White colors. Given that it is a premium flagship, it could cost up to €1399 ($1,470). Meanwhile, the Xperia 10 IV will reportedly sell in Blue, White, Green, and Violet, with a starting price of €499 ($525). The high-end Xperia 1 IV could land on U.S. shores, though Sony hasn’t confirmed this. We expect to learn more about its availability during Sony’s launch event next week.
Sony is sticking to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset with the Xperia 1 IV
Although Sony has been churning out premium phones for a few years now, it hasn’t received the same traction as Samsung or other companies. The Japanese manufacturer will hope for things to be different going forward, starting with the Xperia 1 IV.
We’ve come across many leaks detailing Sony’s upcoming flagship. Last month, the device appeared on Geekbench with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset. While Qualcomm has a newer 8 Gen 1+ variant almost ready, Sony is seemingly sticking to the somewhat older version of the chip.
Regardless, the Xperia 1 IV scored 1,204 and 3,352 points on Geekbench’s single and multi-core tests, respectively. This is in line with the current crop of Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 devices. So don’t expect any surprises from Sony’s new flagship.
Another report shed some light on the Xperia 1 IV’s cameras, hinting at a significantly upgraded set of sensors. The flagship will reportedly feature a 48-megapixel primary sensor, a 50-megapixel or 48-megapixel ultrawide camera, and a 48-megapixel telephoto unit, topped off by a periscope telephoto camera. Xperia fans can also expect improved camera software to complement the new hardware.
Meanwhile, the Xperia 10 IV is rumored to sport a 6-inch flat OLED screen, the octa-core Snapdragon 690 SoC, 128GB of storage, and 6GB of RAM. Sony’s upcoming mid-ranger will also include front-firing stereo speakers and a decent 4,000mAh battery.