The market has been full of speculations ever since Sony launched the Sony Xperia Ace III, the Ace series compact smartphone, earlier in May this year. Tech enthusiasts across the world have expected the Japanese smartphone maker to announce its next entry-level product at any time.
And now if the latest leaks are to be believed, the brand is ready to hit the stores with Ace III’s successor in the series, Sony Xperia Ace IV. The company is reportedly looking at a global launch as early as the first half of the next year. The popular Chinese blog Sumaho Digest has been credited in the media reports for the leak of the soon to be launched Sony smartphone.
According to the leak, the consumer electronic brand’s new smartphone will also be a compact device and may be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 SoC. Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 SoC reportedly carry a 15 per cent faster CPU as well as a 10 per cent faster GPU as compared to the Snapdragon 480, the processor that powers the Xperia Ace III model.
The leaked specification also revealed that the Xperia Ace IV might sport a 5.5-inch OLED display. Now it was already an assumption in the industry that Sony will work on significantly improving the display of the upcoming releases of their Ace series smartphones. Xperia Ace III had an HD+ LCD panel display.
So, now the tipped specifications say that Xperia Ace IV with a 5.5-inch OLED display will also support an FHD+ pixel resolution of 1080×2520. The smartphone is also said to have a display panel with an aspect ratio of 21:9.
Other leaked specifications of Sony Xperia Ace IV
- 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage
- a MicroSD slot
- 4,500mAh battery
- a 3.5mm audio jack
While no other specifications were included in the leak, speculations are rife that same as others the new smartphone to join the Xperia Ace series will also have an IP rating to denote water and dust resistance.
While the tip doesn’t include renders of the about to be launched Xperia Ace IV, many on the internet claimed that the device might look similar to the previous models of the Ace series. The tipped specification also didn’t have any information about the market price of the product. There has been no confirmation or denial from the official sources of the brand about the leak.
Sony is expected to have a global launch of the Sony Xperia Ace IV in 2023. This is great news after the previous three models in the Xperia Ace series saw a limited release, which made them available only in the Japanese market. If this news is true, this could be Sony’s big step back into the global smartphone market.
The segment of entry-level smartphones is already competitive and yet there is scope for new addition because of the fatigue most of the other prominent brands have created over time.
If Sony can successfully penetrate this segment of smartphones with their new and old Ace series smartphones, it could play a huge advantage for any upcoming products that the brand may launch in the future. There has been no update on the timeline of the launch and Sony has managed to keep the launch data tightly under wraps.