Sony Xperia 1 IV may be the most controversial flagship

This year, the debut date of many flagships has shifted forward. January is not over yet, and there are already about a dozen Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 models in China. More flagships will appear in February and March, and one of the latest will be the Sony Xperia 1 IV its debut is expected only in May. Moreover, according to its characteristics, this model runs the risk of being the most ambiguous.

Compared to the current model, the novelty will receive faster charging (45 W versus 30 W) and a more capacious battery 5000 mAh versus 4500 mAh. A lot of memory is also promised: 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of flash memory in the base version and 16 GB and 512 GB in the top version.

These are all positive changes, but in terms of the camera, not everything is so simple. The 12-megapixel sensor (IMX363) will remain in the module with an ultra-wide-angle lens. The main module and the module with a telephoto lens should receive new sensors, but their resolution will still be 12 megapixels. Despite the fact that most flagships, except for the iPhone, now use sensors with a resolution of 50-108 megapixels, and in July the first smartphone with a 200-megapixel camera is expected. Rumor has it that the front camera Xperia 1 IV will be under the screen.

If the smartphone really debuts in May, then it will arrive in global retail around August (Sony traditionally has a long gap between the announcement and the start of global sales). At the same time, in China, the novelty

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