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Sony announces Xperia event: Xperia 1 IV likely coming next month

All signs point to the Xperia 1 IV's debut.

Published onApril 27, 2022

  • Sony has announced an Xperia event for May 11.
  • The company’s teaser video suggests that a new Xperia 1 flagship is coming.

Sony’s high-end phones have a small but vocal group of fans, and it’s easy to see why. The company’s flagships offer features like a 3.5mm port, enthusiast-grade camera tech, and 4K screens on some models. The company hasn’t launched a new high-end phone in 2022 just yet, but that looks set to change.

Sony just announced an Xperia event for May 11 (4 PM Japan Time, 3 AM ET). The accompanying invite image simply calls it a “new product announcement,” but a teaser video posted to YouTube gives us more info.

The teaser clip specifically looks back at previous Xperia 1 devices, namely the Xperia 1, Xperia 1 II, and Xperia 1 III, before telling us that the “next one is coming.” So it seems like a no-brainer that the Xperia 1 IV will be revealed on the day.

In any event, Xperia 1 IV renders leaked back in February courtesy of veteran leaker Steve ‘OnLeaks’ Hemmerstoffer. The images show a phone with a boxy shape, 6.5-inch screen, and a triple rear camera system. Other noteworthy nuggets gleaned from these unofficial renders include a side-mounted fingerprint scanner and a 3.5mm port.

If it’s anything like last year’s phone, then we’re also expecting a 4K 120Hz OLED screen, a variable telephoto camera, an IP68 rating, and wireless charging support. All will be revealed in a couple of weeks, so we don’t have long to wait.

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