Sony hasn’t made a lot of headlines with many interesting new products so far this year, but according to multiple reliable leakers and the company itself, that’s set to change in a big way in the very near future.
In addition to very clearly preparing the official announcement of the ultra-high-end Xperia 1 IV
handset and possibly the mid-range Xperia 10 IV on May 11
, the British branch of the Japan-based tech giant is now also confirming what seems like a separate May 12 launch event.
This is scheduled to kick off at 5 PM BST, 6 PM CEST, 1 PM Eastern, or 10 AM Pacific Time, strongly suggesting whatever’s in the pipeline here will raise the interest of a lot of people in the Western Hemisphere.
Leaked a couple of times already
in two different sets of images
revealing everything from their color options to the battery life rating Sony plans to advertise as a key selling point, the noise-cancelling WH-1000XM5 headphones are definitely slated for a May 12 announcement with a $399 price tag likely attached to their convoluted name.
Interestingly, Prosser expects 2020’s very well-reviewed Sony WH-1000XM4
to stick around at their regular $349 price too, which means the company might not be entirely convinced the new design will be a winner.
Naturally, we’re curious to see just how low the already oft-discounted WH-1000XM4
will actually go after their sequel’s commercial debut with 30 and not 40 hours of battery life between charges (with state-of-the-art ANC technology enabled at all times).
Previously leaked LinkBuds S image
That’s some pretty exciting stuff across the board, but it’s definitely a little weird that Sony
reportedly intends to unveil new mobile and audio products on three different dates over the next couple of weeks alone.