Huge Sony Xperia 1 IV phone leak: Camera, chip and more revealed

Sony Xperia 1 III review
Sony Xperia 1 III released in 2021 (Image credit: Basil Kronfli/Digital Camera World)

We’re expecting to see Sony release the flagship Xperia 1 IV at some point this year and now, thanks to a leak on Chinese social media platform Weibo by the usually reliable Zackbuks (via Notebookcheck) we can get a good idea of what to expect. The camera phone tipped to feature a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip, up to 16 GB RAM, and feature the highly rated Xperia 1 camera equipment, as seen in the Xperia 1 III

Zackbuks has even offered a May launch date up but it is worth mentioning that the flagship’s predecessor had a staggered launch with the phone being released in China in June and then through until August in worldwide markets and the upcoming Xperia 1 IV may well follow suit. 

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Rachael Sharpe

Rachael is a British journalist with 18 years experience in the publishing industry. Since working on, she’s been freelancing, and contributing to some of the world’s best-loved websites and magazines including and and has also had a book, iPad for Photographers, published. She's currently acting as editor of - a website specializing in the latest cellular technology.