Sony Xperia compact phone set to launch on September 1st, could be the Xperia 5 IV


  • Sony will launch a new smartphone later this week
  • It is confirmed to be a compact device
  • The upcoming offering will reportedly be powered by a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC

Sony is set to announce a new smartphone in its home country. The Japanese brand is hosting a launch event on September 1st at 4 pm local time. The event will be live streamed on the company’s official YouTube channel. 

Sony has shared a teaser video of the upcoming smartphone titled “A new Xperia is coming..” on its YouTube channel. It highlights that the device will feature a compact form factor. However, the brand is yet to reveal the name of the upcoming offering. 

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Sony set to launch a smartphone on September 1st

The teaser video shared by Sony says “Be Creative. Be Compact” which indeed confirms that the upcoming device will be a compact smartphone. The brand is also teasing the photography capabilities on the phone that claims to allow users to shoot breathtaking portraits. Users can also share their songs with the world and live stream their winning moments while playing games. 

Apart from this, the video teaser does not mention any additional details about the upcoming Xperia phone. 

Based on leaks and rumours, the upcoming Sony smartphone is said to be the Xperia 5 IV and could arrive as the successor to the Xperia 5 III. It was spotted recently on the FCC certification site with a 6.4-inch display. The device will reportedly be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor. It is tipped to come with a 3.5mm headphone jack and will support wireless charging.

Viraj Gawde

Viraj loves being in the creative field. Being a tech guy and resident tech advisor for his friends and family, his interest lies in smartphones, laptops and cameras. Passionate about creating art, his forte lies in photography. In his downtime, he loves gaming on his self-built rig and supporting FC Barcelona.