The Sony Xperia 1 IV could be in line for a key camera upgrade

We have more unverified information to share about Sony’s upcoming Xperia 1 IV flagship smartphone, thanks to the rumour: the handset will apparently come with a selfie camera upgrade, but won’t have a selfie camera adapter. filler included in the box.

This latest development (via Notebookcheck) won’t come as much of a surprise, as most phone makers are following suit. Now that many of us already have chargers we can use, it makes environmental and economic sense not to keep packing new ones with every smartphone sold.

There will probably still be an official Sony Xperia 1 IV charger to buy directly from Sony if you absolutely must have another charging brick in your house. The handset may also come with a USB cable, so it can be charged from another device like a laptop.

Think about your selfie

As for the other leaked piece of information (also via Notebookcheck), the Xperia 1 IV is reportedly getting a selfie camera upgrade, with the next smartphone in line to offer a 12MP snapper on the front of the telephone, integrated in the screen.

You may recall that the Sony Xperia 1 III packs an 8-megapixel selfie camera: while megapixel count isn’t everything, it does suggest that the selfie camera in Sony’s next phone will be significantly better than its predecessors. We have already heard that the rear cameras of the phone will also be upgraded.

As for the question of a launch date, a teaser video released by Sony a few days ago indicates that Wednesday, May 11 is the big day. Coincidentally, this is also the day the Google IO 2022 Developer Conference is scheduled to begin.


Analysis: don’t forget the selfie camera

When it comes to smartphone spec lists, selfie camera quality is not something many of us check first. We’re more likely to look at the internal processor (indicating the speed of the phone) or the cameras that make up the rear camera module, before taking a look at the selfie camera specs.

Considering the number of selfies taken every hour of every day, that’s pretty odd. They’re the perfect choice for capturing what’s happening during the day, whether it’s a drink with friends or a fun time with the pet.

Photos taken with the selfie camera require good quality lighting and focus just as much as those taken with the rear camera, although specs are generally significantly lower. This is partly due to form factor limitations of course.

Hopefully the Sony Xperia 1 IV will come with a terrific selfie camera – Sony can be counted on when it comes to its camera lenses. When choosing your next phone, it might be worth noting how good or bad the selfie camera is.

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