Want a Sony Xperia at the price of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3?

This year, Sony is preparing to introduce an update to its flagship line – the Sony Xperia I IV. And, given the company’s extremely conservative policy, the changes from the previous generation will be very significant.

We expect the device to get an updated processor, presumably Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 or Gen 1+, and a new camera system. It will be represented by four lenses: a 48 MP main wide-angle lens, a telephoto lens of the same resolution, a 48 or 50 MP ultra wide-angle camera and a periscope camera of unknown resolution. And, in theory, such a camera could provide the title of best camera phone for the Sony Xperia I IV. All other features will replicate the predecessor.

But the main thing is not this, but the estimated price of the smartphone. Some sources claim that the price, compared to the Xperia I III, will increase by 6-7%; and amount to $1415 for the basic version and $1570 for the higher version; but others claim that the price will increase by 20% and amount to $1600 for the base variant and $1800 for the top version.

Want a Sony Xperia at the price of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3?

I wonder what Sony is hoping for? Indeed, for such a sum you can take the Galaxy S22 Ultra (which will be better in everything) and some cheap Redmi for a change, or the last generation Galaxy Fold. In this situation, buying Xperia I IV seems like a crazy idea for a rich spender.

At the beginning of March, Sony released stable firmware based on the new Android 12 operating system for Xperia 1 II, Xperia Pro and Xperia 5 II smartphones, and now two more models from the Japanese manufacturer have had the opportunity to upgrade to Android 12 .

We are talking about the Xperia 10 III and Xperia Pro-I smartphones which debuted in 2021. Update 62.1.A.0.533 for the Xperia 10 III is already available in a number of European regions. In addition to the standard innovations of the new operating system; the firmware also contains the February 2022 Android security update.

The flagship Xperia Pro-I was introduced in October last year; and Android 11 is installed there out of the box. Now the smartphone has received firmware 61.1.F.2.2 based on Android 12 with March security updates. However, while the update is only available in Japan. Additionally, we expect more Sony Xperia smartphones to receive the update in the coming weeks.

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