Sony Xperia 1 IV tipped with a camera upgrade


Don’t expect a charger in the box for Sony’s next flagship, which may deliver better selfies.

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Sony teased the “next ONE” last week with a teaser trailer. In the video, Sony presented the previous three Xperia 1 devices, and then referred to an event on May 11: the Sony Xperia 1 IV is on the way.

We’re hearing a couple more fascinating nuggets as the announcement approaches. By removing the phone charger from the box, Sony is following in the footsteps of Apple and Samsung. This has become a common practise in the business, purportedly for environmental reasons but also as a welcome way to save costs.


An upgraded selfie camera is the Notebookcheck’s second unveiling. This year’s flagship is expected to include a speculated 12MP front-facing camera, compared to previous year’s 8MP front-facing camera.

According to reports, Sony is working on improving its overall photography performance, which is good news for consumers. However, megapixels alone don’t tell all the story. According to one report, there will be four cameras on the phone, each with a resolution of 48 megapixels, one of which will be a periscope lens.

It doesn’t matter what happens with the camera configuration; you can count on the usual year-on-year improvements elsewhere. The phone is expected to use Qualcomm’s newest Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 engine, however this is expected to be paired with 12/16GB of RAM and 256/512GB of storage space. In addition, the 5,000mAh battery seems to be able to charge at 45W.


This all sounds great, but Sony phones have a history of high prices. A firm striving to remain relevant in the Android smartphone market, Sony has doggedly clung to its premium pricing point, making it difficult to compete with more popular manufacturers.

According to TheGalox_, who has a good track record, the pricing for Sony’s new PlayStation 4 is expected to be between $1,400 and $1,600. True, that’s a difficult sell at $1,799 and $300-$500 more than Apple’s flagship iPhone 13 Pro Max, which is the most expensive iPhone ever.

The big unveiling is just around the corner. However, because of the time zone difference between Japan and the United States, you may want to avoid watching Sony’s event live on May 11 since it will be midnight PDT or 3:00 a.m. Eastern Time.


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