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Exciting Sony Xperia 5 IV price leak joins potential approaching release date hints

The successor to the Sony Xperia 5 III (pictured) could end up having the same price tag at launch time. (Image source: Sony - edited)
The successor to the Sony Xperia 5 III (pictured) could end up having the same price tag at launch time. (Image source: Sony - edited)
A supposed Sony Xperia 5 IV price tag has been unearthed that will delight those waiting to get their hands on the upcoming more-compact version of the Xperia 1 IV. In addition, there have been a couple of hints that the Xperia 5 IV could soon be launched, although one tipster claims there will be another Xperia model released beforehand.

There is some potentially exciting news for Sony Xperia fans who may have been waiting for the Mark 4 edition of the popular Xperia 5 line. The smartphone has already been spotted on the FCC, which is a good sign in itself, and it appears there has been a potential price leak. According to a Weibo-based tipster, the Sony Xperia 5 IV could actually end up having the same launch price tag as its predecessor. This would mean it would cost either US$999.99 or £899 at launch time.

The mysterious leaker shared a snippet of HTML code that was apparently connected to the Xperia 5 IV that showed a price tag for the Hong Kong market of HK$7,599.00 (US$968). This is the same launch price (and current price) for the Xperia 5 III that is listed on Sony’s Hong Kong website. While it may seem insensible to release a new smartphone at the same price as its predecessor, SmartphoneDigest (in Japanese) has offered up a decent argument as to why this could be the case.

The outlet suggests that Sony may have performed some cost-cutting exercises on the Xperia 5 IV to enable a launch price tag that matches the 2021 model. However, it is believed the Sony Xperia 5 IV will offer upgrades such as wireless charging, 12 GB RAM (8 GB for its predecessor), and, of course, a processor improvement, possibly from the Snapdragon 888 to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 or even to the 8+ Gen 1 chip. So, it would most likely be the display that features cost-cutting changes, if there are any.

As for Xperia 5 IV release date hints, on top of the FCC listing there is the appearance of this purported price tag to consider and the fact that Sony US currently has the Xperia 5 III discounted from US$999.99 to US$799.99. The same device is now priced at £699 in the UK. It’s also worth considering when the older model was released, which was in October 2021. However, despite those indicators of a possible incoming launch, the same source who offered this price leak also claims that another new Xperia is coming first, which could be a 2022 Sony Xperia PRO phone.

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Xperia 5 IV leak. (Image source: Weibo via SmartphoneDigest)
Xperia 5 IV leak
Xperia 5 IV leak. (Image source: Weibo via SmartphoneDigest)
Xperia 5 IV price leak
Xperia 5 IV leak. (Image source: Weibo)
Another Xperia

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Weibo (in Chinese) & SmartphoneDigest (in Japanese) & Sony US & Sony UK & Sony Hong Kong

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Daniel R Deakin, 2022-08-23 (Update: 2022-08-23)