Sony Xperia 5 IV rumor claims the phone will use a TSMC-sourced Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset


Though it hit retailer cabinets late (actually late in some locations), the Xperia 5 III is almost a 12 months outdated now – it was introduced in April of 2021. This implies a alternative must be across the nook and one Weibo person claims to have inside information on what the brand new cellphone will probably be like.

The Sony Xperia 5 IV will allegedly persist with the 6.1” display screen diagonal, so the cellphone must be roughly the identical dimension as the present mannequin. Nevertheless, it will likely be a tad heavier at 180g (up from 168g) and it’ll use Gorilla Glass Victus (non-plus) on either side.

The principle digicam will use the IMX557, a 12 MP sensor beforehand featured on the Xperia 1 II. Being 1/1.7” in dimension implies that it has 1.8 µm pixels, bigger than different telephones available on the market have. Nicely, apart from the Xperia 1 and 5 fashions, which use this (or comparable) sensors.

The telephoto lens will get the IMX663, a 12 MP sensor (1/2.93”, 1.22 µm), and a twin focal size lens that may change between 3x and 4.4x magnification. The extremely vast cam will use one other 12 MP sensor, the ever widespread IMX363 (1/2.55”, 1.4 µm). Total, it sounds just like the digicam on the Mark IV will probably be very comparable if not an identical to the present one, assuming this info is right.

The current Sony Xperia 5 III
The present Sony Xperia 5 III

The Xperia 5 IV will, after all, get upgraded to the brand new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset. Curiously, the leakster that revealed this information claims that the chip will probably be sourced from TSMC as a substitute of Samsung (the chip, SM8475, could also be marketed because the 8 Gen 1+). This might imply one other late launch since Qualcomm is but to formally affirm that the TSMC model of the 8 Gen 1 exists.

The cellphone will allegedly retain its 3.5 mm headphone jack, which has grow to be one thing of a trademark for the Xperia sequence. Additionally, the battery capability will probably be elevated barely (the Mark III has 4,500 mAh).

The Sony Xperia 5 IV will launch within the CNY 5,000 value vary, says the leakster. The Mark III is CNY 5,600 proper now, suggesting that the brand new mannequin will price the identical as its predecessor.

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