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Early Sony Xperia 1 IV rumor focuses on the potential camera equipment provider

The Sony Xperia 1 III has a telephoto lens that can switch between 70 mm and 105 mm. (Image source: Sony - edited)
The Sony Xperia 1 III has a telephoto lens that can switch between 70 mm and 105 mm. (Image source: Sony - edited)
The Sony Xperia 1 III has only recently been officially launched and there is already a rumor about the next model in the flagship Xperia 1 line. The details about the potential Sony Xperia 1 IV (mark 4) smartphone concern the camera hardware and are at least based on reason if not necessarily fact.
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Sony fans are waiting for the Xperia 1 III to go on sale, which was believed to be occurring in June but may now have been delayed for several weeks in some regions. While the wait continues, the first news (rumor) about the Xperia 1 IV (mark 4) has appeared online via Chinese social media. Definitely a pinch of salt required here, although the information is far from unbelievable.

According to the post in question, Sony will continue replacing the camera sensors that don’t come from its own lineup. We just reported on how four out of five of the cameras in the Sony Xperia 1 III now come from Sony’s stock, and it seems the Xperia 1 IV will do away with any lenses that aren’t in-house units. At present, this would mean saying farewell to the Samsung ISOCELL S5K4H7 selfie camera.

The original Xperia 1 smartphone utilized three camera sensors from Samsung, so it appears like a natural evolution is occurring here as Sony aims to make the potential Xperia 1 IV reliant solely on the Japanese company for its camera equipment. Unsurprisingly, it’s expected that the next entrant to the respected Xperia 1 range will be released sometime in 2022.

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Machine-translated post about the mark 4 Xperia 1. (Image source: Weibo)
Machine-translated post about the mark 4 Xperia 1. (Image source: Weibo)

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Weibo (in Chinese) via AndroidNext (in Japanese)

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My interest in technology began after I was presented with an Atari 800XL home computer in the mid-1980s. I especially enjoy writing about technological advances, compelling rumors, and intriguing tech-related leaks. I have a degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies and count my family, reading, writing, and travel as the main passions of my life. I have been with Notebookcheck since 2012.
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Daniel R Deakin, 2021-05-26 (Update: 2021-05-26)