Sony’s next flagship phone, the Xperia 1 IV, has appeared on Geekbench. According to the list, the phone model is XQ-CT54, and it is equipped with a chip codenamed “taro”, which is the codename of Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen1. There were earlier rumors that the phone might be powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen1 Plus processor, but now it seems that is not the case.
Its single-core test score was 1204 points, and its multi-core test score was 3352 points, which is consistent with the performance of the Snapdragon 8 Gen1 processor.
The information also shows that there will be at least one model of the Sony Xperia 1 IV with 12GB of RAM, and the phone will run Android 12. It is reported that the machine will have up to 16GB of memory and 512GB of storage.
In addition, the XQ-CT54 is a European model, and two other models, XQ-CT72 and XQ-CQ72, appeared in the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) database as early as November.
According to previous news, the Xperia 1 IV camera will receive a major upgrade, which may lead to a 6% to 20% increase in its price. The Xperia 1 III is already more expensive than most flagship phones in 2022, starting at 8,499 yuan, so it’s hard to say whether Sony will continue to raise the price of the new phone.
The Xperia 1 IV is also expected to offer a 6.5-inch 120Hz screen and a 5000mAh battery and may retain physical fingerprint recognition and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Given that the phone has been certified by the EEC and has also appeared on Geekbench, it is expected to be released soon, and rumors suggest that the phone will be available in May.