Supposed eSIM-capable Sony Xperia 1 IV shows sleek single-core performance boost over Xperia 1 III in first Geekbench run
A Geekbench record has been shared by Smartphone Digest that appears to reveal a Sony Xperia 1 IV being put through its paces. The motherboard codename of “taro” indicates a high-end Snapdragon chipset, with the Xperia 1 IV widely expected to come with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC in place. The Geekbench record also showed “10.81 GB” of RAM, which suggests a 12 GB variant of the smartphone. This would be the same amount of memory that is found in the Xperia 1 III.
Turning to the record itself, the multi-core score actually matches the average of the predecessor: 3,352 points. A bit more should be expected here, as the Xperia 1 III relies on the older Snapdragon 888 processor. However, the single-core score sits at an impressive 1,204 points, which is a decent +9.75% gain for the supposed Sony Xperia 1 IV. It is only a single record for the moment, and it may not even be the expected Xperia 1 IV, which is currently rumored to have a May release date.
In addition to delivering a nifty single-core boost over its predecessor, the Xperia 1 IV could also feature eSIM compatibility for the US and Europe markets. This speculation has been sparked by the Geekbench record name of “Sony XQ-CT54”. It has been opined by the same source that discovered the Geekbench run that the number “5” signifies the market (“global”) while the last number points to SIM support: “1” for single SIM, “2” for dual SIM, and “4” for eSIM.