Sony Xperia 5 IV FCC certification confirms some technical specs including wireless charging
A few months after the release of the well-received Sony Xperia 1 IV, many fans of the Japanese tech giant are eagerly waiting for the long-overdue successor to the Xperia 5 III, which will purportedly get some notable hardware upgrades. Although it remains unclear if Sony plans to equip the compact smartphone with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC or rather the more efficient Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, a new FCC certification has now shed some light upon a few technical specs of the Sony Xperia 5 IV.
The smartphone that Sony has registered at the Federal Communications Commission in the US was for example measured at 155.74 by 67.1 millimeters, which is slightly smaller than the immediate predecessor. The display of the alleged Sony Xperia 5 IV is listed at 153.5 millimeters, which translates to 6 inches and is 0.1 inch smaller than the display of the previous generation. Unfortunately, the certification does not reveal any details regarding the cameras or other internal components of the Sony Xperia 5 IV, but there are still some pleasant surprises for proponents of the dying breed of compact smartphones.
First of all, the Japanese tech behemoth will apparently equip the Sony Xperia 5 IV with a 3.5mm headphone jack, which is certainly welcome news for smartphone users who are hesitant to switch to wireless headphones. Furthermore, the certification suggests that the Sony Xperia 5 IV will finally support wireless charging, whose absence was probably one of the most annoying shortcomings of the previous generation. The compact smartphone will also support the Wi-Fi 6 standard and an RFID smart card system, which is mostly used in Japan. The release date of the Sony Xperia 5 IV is still up in the air, but prospective buyers may want to pay closer attention to our upcoming news coverage from the IFA exhibition in Berlin in a few weeks time, as the company has previously revealed its new Xperia smartphones at Germany’s largest trade show for consumer electronics.