Sony’s upcoming smartphone, Xperia 5 IV has been spotted on the FCC certification website by GSMArena. The Xperia IV will be a successor to the Sony Xperia 5 III, which was launched back in 2021. Sony has been mulling over introducing this device for long a time and now that it has visited the FCC certification, it would be safe to assume that its launch is around the corner. The FCC listing reveals some key aspects of the smartphone. Let’s have look at what it brings to the table below.
As per the FCC listing, the Sony Xperia 5 IV is 155.74mm tall and 67.1mm wide, which is a tad bit shorter and less wide compared to the Xperia 5 III. As a result, the screen size has also gotten smaller, which is expected to be around 6.04-inch in size as against the 6.1-inch display of the Sony Xperia 5 III. Currently, there aren’t many compact phones in the market, and the Sony Xperia 5 III would be apt for customers looking for one.
Furthermore, the listing reveals that the Sony Xperia 5 IV will come with a USB Type-C port for charging and data transfer. It gets a 3.5mm audio jack, which is rare in flagship smartphones lately. The smartphone will also include wireless charging tech and NFC feature, which were not offered with the previous iterations of the Xperia 5. For connectivity, the handset will come with 5G support, Wi-Fi 6, and RFID smart card support. Apparently, RFID cards are widely used in Japan and Sony is looking to provide the essential features for its customers back home.
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As per rumour mills, the Sony Xperia 5 IV will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset, which debuted with the Asus ROG Phone 6 series and also powers devices such as the OnePlus 10T and iQOO 9T. In terms of optics, it is expected to come equipped with a 12MP Sony IMX557 sensor, a 12MP Sony IMX663 telephoto shooter, and a 12MP Sony IMX363 ultrawide snapper.