On 11th May 2022 in Germany the new Sony Xperia 1 IV, Xperia 5 IV and Xperia 10 IV will be published. Of course, it would be great if one or more of these would also receive a sailfish os support in the future. I hope one of them will be soon part of the ASOP of Sony.
Here a video to the new Xperia 1 IV: https://youtu.be/WD08WCi0e5A
The Xperia 10 IV, on the other hand, is to come in the colors blue, green, violet and white for 499 euros on the market – this corresponds to a surcharge of 70 euros compared to the Xperia 10 III.
you’re only 1 year early
The Sony 10 IV was presented today with all specs:
I must say it is quite amazing and a big leap from the 10ii or 10iii
Here is the comparison, unless the data they provide is not that accurate, 10IV seems to have slightly better processor and larger battery compared to 10III.
The downside is that we have to wait for more than 12months for a SFOS port.
The 10IV has OIS which is a great feature, largely disappearing even from other high-end phones.
I am not seeing a great deal here. Upgraded CPU (690 → 695) with 11% bigger battery, a few grams lighter and ever so slightly smaller. Some audio/video enhancements.
The CPU looks to be slightly better with a die shrink and the advantages that accrue from that. 10% bump in clock speed and A78 architecture for the main CPU units.
I already acquired a 10 iii as my Xperia X is reaching EoL after a lot of service and use, so the 10 iii it will be for me as soon as Jolla release a stable version. The 10 is longer than the X, not ideal IMHO.