Sony has just released a teaser video for a smartphone launch set to take place on the 11th of May.
In all likelihood, we’re probably going to finally meet the long-awaited Sony Xperia 1 IV. The teaser video asks “Are You Ready For The Net ONE?”, which is a similar tagline the company used for the Xperia 1 range, having referred to it as “the next One” before.
Last year, the Sony Xperia 1 III launched in April, so it would make sense that its successor will see a similar release date. Even so, the Xperia 1 did not even hit the market until August, so even if the company does release the Xperia 1 IV we can only expect to be able to buy it much later in the year.
Unfortunately, the teaser doesn’t really show a lot: the image could honestly be any of the company’s older models by the looks of it.
There is an expectation that the Sony Xperia 5 IV and the Sony Xperia 10 IV might also make an appearance during the event but that’s merely a rumor.
As mentioned before, the teaser doesn’t offer any information but there have been plenty of leaks and rumors floating around lately.
According to them, the Sony Xperia 1 IV will have a 6.5-inch display and will feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset under the hood.
It will have up to 16GB of RAM and up to 512GB of storage as well as a large 5,000mAh battery with 45W charging.
The cameras are still a mystery, much like the rest of the phone. We can expect a 50MP main snapper however, most likely the same one we’ve seen on the Google Pixel 6.
Other rumors instead state that the phone will have a 48MP main camera couple up with a 48MP ultrawide.
It will run Android 12 out of the box.
In terms of pricing, there is little doubt that it will not come cheap: the latest rumors place it at around $1,415. If true, this would mean the device will be more expensive than the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, and that’s saying something.
The official announcement will take place on May 11th at 16:00 Japan time / 9:00 CEST.