Sony is gearing up for its return and is scheduling a meeting from September 1, 2022 to unveil the new smartphone. If its name is not official, everything indicates that the brand will introduce the Xperia 5 IV. This model will support the powerful Xperia 1 IV released earlier this year.
Less active than other smartphone manufacturers, Sony regularly reminds us of our good memories. The Japanese manufacturer, whose subsidiary Sony Interactive Entertainment just raised the price of the PlayStation 5, even made an impression with the Xperia 1 IV. This smartphone for photography, introduced earlier this year (read our test), is a very high-end model. It will soon be joined by another model that will help Sony return to the spotlight.
The brand confirms that they are organizing an event on September 1st at 9:00 am (Paris time); during which she will announce a new phone. A short video made in collaboration with artist Kat Burns has been posted on social media, an excerpt from which was filmed using a device.
The sequence attempts to highlight the video quality of a smartphone that is defined as compact. Officially, Sony does not name the name of the future model, which, logically, should be positioned in the middle price segment. Therefore, it is highly likely that the Japanese firm will introduce the Xperia 5 IV. This series is more affordable than the Xperia 1, the brand’s flagship models.
Compact smartphone… and powerful?
At the moment, we don’t know much about this model, except that it had to pass FCC certification. Based on this, we learn that the Xperia 5 IV will measure 155.74 x 67.1mm and will therefore be slightly more compact than the Xperia 5 III (157 x 68mm). Internally, Sony is reportedly aiming to offer a fairly powerful setup with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1. The device will add a 6-inch OLED screen and be compatible with wireless charging.
In terms of photography, the data sheet will be close to that of its predecessor with a triple PV module on the back. Each of the three cameras will have a 12-megapixel sensor; of course, from ultra-wide to telephoto with the wide-angle main sensor. A promising solution, even if it takes a few more days to get confirmation from Sony.
Remember that if the Xperia 1 IV is in the very high end segment, Sony also has the Xperia 10 IV in its catalog.
Sony Xperia 1 IV at the best price Base price: 1399 euros.
See more offers