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New Sony Xperia 1 IV leaks lend weight to potential May launch date as display and dimension details materialize

The Sony Xperia 1 IV could look and feel very similar to the predecessor Xperia 1 III. (Image source: Sony/@OnLeaks/Giznext - edited)
The Sony Xperia 1 IV could look and feel very similar to the predecessor Xperia 1 III. (Image source: Sony/@OnLeaks/Giznext - edited)
More Sony Xperia 1 IV leaks have surfaced with one detailing the alleged display type the flagship smartphone will have while the other comes courtesy of an FCC record. Interestingly, information from the latter source does offer some credibility to the potential May 2022 launch window for the Xperia 1 IV.

Hot on the heels of supposed details about the Sony Xperia 1 IV’s camera equipment comes more news about the forthcoming flagship phone. First up, it seems the Xperia 1 IV will sport an E5 LTPO display from Samsung, with the OLED panel coming as a slight upgrade over the screen of the Xperia 1 III. This tidbit comes via known leaker Caybule (via Reddit u/High_Low_Rig), and if it is accurate, it should allow the Mark 4 variant of the Xperia 1 to utilize variable refresh rate (VRR) technology.

An FCC listing might excite hopeful fans a little bite more. The FCC ID entry for the Sony device is PY7-83262V, and it has been noticed how similar the listed phone dimensions are to the Xperia 1 III. In the specific absorption rate (SAR) report, there is some description of the “phablet device”: 168.4 mm (length) x 70.9 mm (width) and 162 mm display diagonal. Those measurements are the equivalent to 6.63 in x 2.79 in with a 6.38-in display diagonal. These dimensions certainly point to a possible Sony Xperia 1 IV device.

Again, if accurate, this would also indicate a likely imminent release date for the Xperia 1 IV. For instance, the Google Pixel 6 series was spotted on the FCC in September 2021 and came out in October, which means it is possible the Sony Xperia 1 IV could see the light of day in May (although expect a long and drawn-out schedule if its anything like the Xperia 1 III launch). This ties in neatly with a prediction made back in January by the prominent Xperia leaker ZACKBUKS, who stated a May release date could be on the cards for the Xperia 1 Mark 4.

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Mention of "E5". (Image source: Weibo via Reddit)
Mention of "E5"
Potential release date. (Image source: Weibo - machine translated)
Potential release date
Details from FCC SAR report. (Image source: FCC)
Details from FCC SAR report. (Image source: FCC)
 

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FCC (SAR report pdf file) & Reddit & ZACKBUKS (Weibo - in Chinese) & Blogofmobile

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Daniel R Deakin, 2022-04- 6 (Update: 2022-04- 6)