Sony’s flagship telephones normally face the identical two main points, one being the worth, and the opposite being a baffling launch schedule, which sees them go on sale lengthy after they’re introduced. Sadly, it appears to be like like no less than the latter of those may proceed with the Sony Xperia 1 V.
In accordance with leaker Zackbuks (opens in new tab), writing on Chinese language social media web site Weibo (through NotebookCheck (opens in new tab)), the Sony Xperia 1 V will launch at across the identical time this 12 months because the Sony Xperia 1 IV did final 12 months. Particularly, it may be introduced in Could, and go on sale in June.
Now, that doesn’t sound too dangerous, however there are a few issues to notice. To begin with, the particular dates in Could and June final 12 months meant there was over a month between announcement and launch for the Sony Xperia 1 IV, and that was only for the UK, with the US not getting the telephone till September.
Zackbuks can be seemingly speaking about Chinese language dates right here, and sometimes Sony’s flagship telephones land in China and Japan earlier than anyplace else. Typically lengthy earlier than, with the Sony Xperia 1 III for instance touchdown in China in early June of 2021, however not within the US or UK till mid-August.
All of which is to say that Sony usually likes to make a lot of the world wait, for some motive. So, if the Sony Xperia 1 V is engaged on the identical launch schedule because the Xperia 1 IV, then there’s a excessive probability that the US, no less than, shall be ready till fairly some time after the Could announcement to get it, and even the UK could also be ready over a month.
An unlucky wait
That will be a disgrace, as a result of by then curiosity within the telephone might have waned, and the September US launch final 12 months was significantly poor timing as a result of by then consideration was turning to the iPhone 14.
In fact, there’s no assure this may occur once more. Zackbuks – through the machine translated textual content – feels like they’re making an informed guess as a lot as something, and even when they’re proper, maybe Sony will work to carry the Xperia 1 V out globally in early June, moderately than making some international locations wait till late June or subsequent months.
The excellent news is that Could isn’t distant now, so if the Sony Xperia 1 V actually is being introduced then, we’ll no less than have a clearer thought of this greatest telephone contender’s launch date quickly.