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LIVE report: Watch the Sony Xperia 1 IV launch event here

Watch Sony's launch event LIVE with us as the company unveils its latest flagship smartphone, the Sony Xperia 1 IV

Sony Xperia 1 IV render
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Sony Xperia 1 IV is here with continuous optical zoom and 120fps 4K and you can read all about it in our news piece, better still if you want to put your name on one right no,  you can pre-order below:

Lucky for you, we have pasted the livestream below so you can relive all the action.


Sony has announced its ready to bring the next generation of Xperia to the market and we won’t have to wait long either as the tech giant has confirmed a launch date of May 11. 


(Image credit: Giznext)

The images show a flat-edge design, as seen in the previous-gen model but with slightly different dimensions - the upcoming model comes in at 164.7 x 70.8 x 8.3mm and 9.5mm thickness, including camera bump. 


(Image credit: Giznext)

From the leaked images we can also see the Xperia 1 IV looks to have a 3.5mm headphone jack on the upper left of the top frame and volume, power and shutter key on the right spine. According to this leak we can also expect the power key on the Xperia 1 IV to feature a physical fingerprint scanner for biometrics.

Sony Xperia 1 IV: Leaked specs 

We're here ready for Sony's Xperia launch, popcorn in hand (even though it's not even 8am here in the UK), ready to see the big launch

The comments section is as lively as you'd imagine. "​Xperia is an android version of iPhone these days" says one. 

"if it's gonna cost an arm they should at least throw in a good pair of earbuds" says another

"interchangable lens?" posits a very hopeful individual. 

Like… we don't work for Sony, but we'll go out on a wild limb and say "no" to that one.

We'd bite our nails, but we don't have any left after the excitement of the DJI Mini Pro 3 launch just yesterday! 

Virtual Product Showcase in Tokyo – so it's a pre-record (obviously)

Short film Kilian's Game was shot at this same virtual studio. The Xperia team was instrumental, apparently. They used the Xperia Pro, wouldn't you know. 

Global and remote production capability is key, says this well-spoken chap.

Road to Zero promises a reduced footprint by 2050, with zero plastic in packaging and 50% less packaging in today's new Xperias.

The Xperia Pro and Pro-I will get live streaming starting in July

Sony is democratizing content creation, it humblebrags.

You can cinematize your daily life, apparently.

And Xperia is now also for creating music, too, enabling you to record and upload to the cloud on the spot.

Gaming streamers can now live stream with Game Enhancer. 

"What do you need? You need speed. Actually, speed is everything."

Xperia 1 Mark IV is here!

"Technology from Alpha"


Dedicated shutter button

4K 120Hz screen

Aaaaaaand now we're going to be hearing from creators. Yikes.

Pierre Lambert loves shooting him some 4K 120fps footage. And the ability to translate the shooting from his traditional Alpha camera to his phone – same autofocus system, and three different lenses. Also object tracking, which switches to eye when you get closer.

16-375mm seamless zoom. Okay, that really is pretty cool. 

He's shooting HDR of cyclists under a monorail bridge – the dynamic range is pretty good. 

You can use the phone as an external monitor, which is a REALLY underappreciated feature. 

Music Pro has been designed by Sony Music sound engineers to studio-quality production… but music isn't exactly our specialty. 

(Though we can recommend some fantastic synthwave acts, if you're interested.)

MONONKVL is singing a song called Higher. It's quite pleasant.

Yikes, did I write 18-125mm lens earlier? My bad – it's actually an 85-125mm f/2.3-2.8 lens

Okay, we're into gaming features now. 

Okay, this is interesting – aimed at streamers, there seems to be some sort of cooling device on the way

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Mobile Platform is the most advanced 5G and millimeter wave technology platform ever

COmes in black, ice white and purple, and there's a style cover as well. Available this month,

Also here… the Xperia 10 IV!


Looks like it has doggy AF! Yay!

AI face sharpening… boo!

Image stabilization and blur reduction

Headphone jack

Comes in four colours: mint, lavendar, white and black, and again a style cover. Available from this summer.

Sony draws from the 3Rs: Reality, Real-time, Remote

Aaaaaaaaand we're out! Thanks for watching along with us.

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