Sony Xperia 1 IV

Sony Xperia 1 IV Release Date Cost Specs

Looking at the Sony Xperia 1 III in 2021, we were stunned by its innovative camera system, powerful performance and class-leading sound. Now rumors about its successor are accelerating.

So what improvements will the company make when introducing the Sony Xperia 1 IV? Here are the latest news and leaks about the new model.

When Will The Sony Xperia 1 IV Be Released?

Sony hasn’t officially announced the Xperia 1 IV yet, so we don’t have a release date, but we’ve seen a few rumors that the company plans to launch the device in April or May 2022. In the past, Sony has been announcing new phones, but hasn’t released them globally for several months. This is what happened with the Xperia 1 series, as seen below:

Thus, the April/May rumors may be for an official announcement, or as with previous models, the promotion may be during the summer months.

Expect the phone to be announced alongside the compact Xperia 5 IV and the cheaper Xperia 10 IV when the time comes.

How Much Will The Sony Xperia 1 IV Cost?

Since these are flagship devices, they also come at flagship prices. We don’t yet know how much the Xperia 1 IV will cost, but previous models could be a guide. Here’s how they’re ranked:

  • Sony Xperia 1 II – £1,099 / $1,199
  • Sony Xperia 1 III – £1,199 / $1,299

So if you want a Sony Xperia IV, there’s a good chance the price tag will be in the four digits.

What Are The Features Of Sony Xperia 1 IV?

Although no official details have been disclosed, the highly reliable OnLeaks has released images of the design based on the leaks it has received. The photos were posted on India’s Giznext tech website and show Sony’s commitment to the aesthetics of the two previous models.

This means that the Xperia 1 IV will probably have a 6.5-inch display with 120Hz refresh rate OLED, 21: 9 CinemaWide, 4K HDR along the Xperia 1 III panel line. Also, Sony is still preparing to go with a thin frame at the top of the panel that allows the front camera to be available without the need for a hole or notch.

 Sony Xperia 1 IV

Also, since the power button on the right includes the fingerprint sensor, there is no fingerprint sensor installed under the screen. There’s volume control, and the report says the 3.5mm headphone jack will again be on the top edge of the Xperia 1 IV. The bottom of the case has a SIM card slot (which should also support microSD cards) and a USB-C charging port.

We’ve also recently seen another render of the new device from graphic designer Technizo Concept, which has resurrected the Xperia 1 IV so you can see it in all its potential glory.

Another leak from the Chinese truck Zackbucks was posted on Weibo and noted the following internal features:

We haven’t seen any details about the camera system yet, but the Xperia 1 III’s photo and video experience with the revolutionary changing telephoto and dual PD sensor was so good that Sony didn’t have to do much for it. Present premium visuals on Xperia 1 IV.

Technical correspondent @TheGalox_ tweeted that the camera upgrades and the Xperia 1 IV will be “a big improvement over the III”.

As a sign of what you see in the new model, the features of the current Xperia 1 III are:

Sony Xperia 1 IV

Sony Xperia 1 IV Specifications

Key Specs

RAM12 GB
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus
Rear Camera16 MP + 16 MP + 16 MP
Front Camera12 MP
Battery5000 mAh
Display6.67 inches

General

Launch Date2022
Operating SystemAndroid v12

Performance

ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus
CPUOcta core (3 GHz, Single core, Kryo 680 + 2.42 GHz, Tri core, Kryo 680 + 1.8 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 680)
Architecture64 bit
Fabrication5 nm
GraphicsAdreno 660
RAM12 GB

Display

Display TypeOLED
Screen Size6.67 inches (16.94 cm)
Resolution1644 x 3840 pixels
Pixel Density626 ppi
Screen ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass,
Bezel-less displayYes with punch-hole display
Touch ScreenYes, Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
Refresh Rate120 Hz

Camera

Main Camera
Camera SetupTriple
Resolution16 MP, Primary Camera
16 MP
16 MP
AutofocusYes
FlashYes, LED Flash
Image Resolution4616 x 3464 Pixels
SettingsExposure compensation
Shooting ModesContinuos Shooting
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Camera FeaturesDigital Zoom
Auto Flash
Face detection
Touch to focus
Video Recording1920×1080 @ 30 fps
Front Camera
Camera SetupSingle
Resolution12 MP, Primary Camera
Video Recording1920×1080 @ 30 fps

Battery

Capacity5000 mAh
TypeLi-Polymer
RemovableNo
Quick ChargingYes, Fast
USB Type-CYes

Storage

Internal Memory512 GB
Expandable MemoryYes, Up to 1 TB

Network & Connectivity

SIM Slot(s)Dual SIM, GSM+GSM
SIM SizeSIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano
Network Support5G, 4G, 3G, 2G
VoLTEYes
SIM 14G Bands:TD-LTE 2300(band 40)
FD-LTE 1800(band 3)3G Bands:UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz2G Bands:GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:AvailableEDGE:Available
SIM 24G Bands:TD-LTE 2300(band 40)
FD-LTE 1800(band 3)3G Bands:UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz2G Bands:GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:AvailableEDGE:Available
Wi-FiYes, Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n
Wi-Fi FeaturesMobile Hotspot
BluetoothYes, v5.2
GPSYes with A-GPS, Glonass
USB ConnectivityMass storage device, USB charging

Multimedia

LoudspeakerYes
Audio Jack3.5 mm

Sensors

Fingerprint SensorYes
Fingerprint Sensor PositionSide
Other SensorsLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope

We will continue to update this article as more details become available. In the meantime, take a look at our guides on the best phones and the best Android phones and the best Sony phones to come in 2022 to see what the Xperia 1 IV is up against.

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