Alleged Sony Xperia 5 IV specs leak promises memory bump to 12 GB for the compact smartphone
At one point there were some fears that the Sony Xperia 5 IV might have even been eliminated from the Japanese company’s Xperia lineup, but leaks are starting to trickle in a little faster now. Just recently we had an appearance of the Xperia 5 IV on an official Sony Instagram account, and a few rumors in regard to the compact flagship smartphone have already been floating around. One of those claimed the device would come with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus processor; however, with the Xperia 1 IV sporting a non-Plus variant of the chip, it seems likely its smaller relative will be fitted with the same.
Arguably the most exciting part of this new specs leak, which needs to be taken with a pinch of salt as it does appear to originate from a very bare Weibo account, is that the Sony Xperia 5 IV will equal its larger stablemate in terms of RAM options. While there will still be an 8 GB model, it seems there will also be a 12 GB version made available. As for storage, the Xperia 5 IV will offer buyers a choice of either 128 GB or 256 GB. The 6.1-inch “compact” (in relative terms) smartphone will supposedly come with a 5,000-mAh battery, Qi wireless charging support, and it may even run on Android 13 depending on the release schedule.
As for camera equipment, the three lenses on the rear still stand at 12 MP with the front-facing camera also being a 12 MP sensor. Some more detailed information is offered up for the Sony Xperia 5 IV cameras though, with 1/1.7 24 mm, 1/2.5 16 mm, and 1/3.5 85-125 mm specs for the three rear-facing sensors, while the selfie camera is 1/2.9 according to the Weibo-based leaker. A source via Esato speculates that the Xperia 5 IV should be like the Xperia 5 III in terms of overall design. As for release date, it’s possible an announcement will be made soon by Sony judging by recent leaks; however, fans will likely have to wait for months before the phone is actually available to buy, which could be by December 2022 at this rate.
Weibo (in Chinese) via SumahoDigest (in Japanese) & Esato