Sony Xperia 1 IV Won’t Get Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus Chip

Sony Xperia 1 IV

Sony’s upcoming Xperia series flagship phone is going to be the Xperia 1 IV. Recently, the handset was spotted in GeekBench.

What’s Inside

Apart from benchmark scores, we also learned that our protagonist has a model number XQ-CT54 and runs Android 12 out of the box.

The screenshot shows that the Xperia 1 IV will come with a chip called “Taro”. In fact, this is not a new processor but the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. “Taro” is the codename of the latter. That’s why the benchmark scores are in line with the previous Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 results. Other than that, the phone leaked in GeekBench has a memory capacity of 12GB.

Prior to this, two Xperia 2022 models with model numbers XQ-CT72 and XQ-CQ72 have already obtained ECC certification. In this regard, the “XQ-CT54” is the European version of XQ-CT72.

Sony Xperia 1 IV

There have been some rumors suggesting that the phone will sport the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus instead of the vanilla version. However, from this screenshot, we can see that the Sony Xperia 1 IV’s chip has the same clock speed as the regular version of the processor. Plus, the same can be proven based on the benchmark score. We mean the multi-core test score of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ ought to be around 4000 points.

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Another interesting thing related to this leak is the last numbers in the model name. It seems that the last second digit “5” of this model number refers to the global version model for Europe. As for the last digit, in the past Xperia phones, “1” is likely to represent a single SIM, “2” is a dual SIM, and “4” is likely to represent an eSIM compatible model.

Sony Xperia 1 IV eSIM

This simply means that at least the European version and the US version of the Sony Xperia 1 IV are likely to be eSIM compatible.

Sony Xperia 1 IV Features

Previously, we have learned that the Xperia 1 IV camera will receive a major upgrade. In its turn, this might lead to a 6% to 20% increase in price. The Xperia 1 III is already more expensive than most flagship phones in 2022. 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 sport a 6.5-inch 120Hz screen and a 5000mAh battery. Plus, it may retain physical fingerprint recognition and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Lastly, the Sony Xperia 1 IV will be quite sold due to the IP65 / IP68 standard and will receive stereo speakers.

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