Sony confirms that new Xperia phones will arrive on May 11th

The upcoming Xperia 1 IV is not mentioned by name, but the teasers make it pretty clear

Released in 2013, the Xperia Z was not the first Xperia, but it was certainly one of the most memorable and undoubtedly helped shape future flagship offerings from Sony. Since then, Sony has changed its branding several times, first to the Xperia X line and then to a number-based naming scheme, but even through these rebrands, Sony devices have retained their DNA. If you think a new Sony phone is for you and you’ve been waiting for new 2022 models for your next phone purchase, you’re in luck – the Xperia event is on the horizon.

The company has confirmed (via GSMArena) that a new Xperia product announcement will take place on May 11th. At that event, we expect to see the unveiling of the Xperia 1 IV, its next flagship. We’ve been leaking for some time about that phone, and the event’s tagline asks us if we’re ready for “the next ONE” after showing a slideshow of previous Xperia 1 phones. That’s a not so subtle tip for the Xperia 1 IV if I’ve ever seen one.

If rumors and leaks end up being accurate, this should be a pretty much identical device to the Xperia 1 III that changes things like the frame and some internal parts. For example, we expect this phone to have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset.

We have also seen leaks to other upcoming Sony phones, such as the Xperia 5 IV and 10 IV. As in previous years, the former is expected to be a smaller phone with an equally powerful flagship, while the latter will be its offering for the midrange. It is logical to think that those phones could also be announced at that event, but at least for the moment Sony is only teasing 1 IV, so that is the phone you can expect.

You can tune in to Sony’s event on May 11 at. 16.00 Japanese time, kl. 9.00 in Central European time and 03.00 in ordinary Eastern time. Oddly enough, this is the same date as Google I / O 2022 launches, so expect a series of technical announcements during that day.

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