– Sony has confirmed that it will hold an event on September 12. The content of the event is unknown, but it will be held in Japan and under the Xperia brand, therefore related to mobile.

The teaser video does not reveal much, except the presence of a gamer and the mention “made for pro gamers and streamers”.

This raises more questions than it answers: pairing the game and Xperia immediately raises the question of whether Sony is preparing to revisit the PlayStation phone. The previous iteration was the Xperia Play (launched under the Sony Ericsson brand), which featured a slide-out controller giving you off-screen controls.

That was 2011 and before that we had the PSP Go – launched in 2009 – which aimed to replicate the PSP but on a more compact scale.

What makes us slightly pessimistic about Sony launching a new gaming phone is that there have been no leaks and this event is taking place in Japan, which means it’s potentially aimed primarily at the Japanese market. Shouldn’t any new PlayStation phone be the subject of a massive global event?

That brings us to the next part of this tease which suggests it’s “for streamers.” It’s likely that Sony just wants to improve the gaming experience for those who like to stream, so maybe we’ll just get some Xperia accessories. The appearance of a gamer Scarz reinforces this idea, and the final nail in the gaming phone coffin is the fact that the YouTube teaser video includes the words “Made for the players – Sony’s Xperia new gaming gear is coming…” .

Unfortunately, it looks like the PlayStation Phone will remain firmly in the past. The September 12 event will likely be all about gaming accessories backed by Xperia-sponsored Scarz esports team.

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Sony to introduce new gaming-focused Xperia products: Is the legendary Xperia Play back?

The classic is back! Sony could launch a new smartphone for gamers in the style of Xperia Play next week

Sony wants to end the summer with a surprise. The Japanese company announced today the celebration of an event with the Sony Xperia family as the protagonist, which will take place next week. What is really surprising in this event is that it will aim to present a new product aimed at “gamers and streamers”, according to the company itself.

Everything seems to indicate that Sony is preparing to launch a new gaming-oriented smartphone, a sort of renewal of the mythical Sony Ericsson Xperia Play adapted at the time.

The new Sony Xperia will be ‘made for gamers and streamers’

The company itself announced via its Twitter profile the presentation event, which will take place on September 12 at 1:00 p.m. Japan time (6:00 a.m. in France).

The announcement is accompanied by a video, where Japanese professional eSports gamer Scarz can be seen using a mysterious device to play the game. This device appears to have triggers on its top, similar to something we’ve seen in other gaming-oriented smartphones, like the Black Shark 5 Pro.

Apart from that, the company assures that its new product will be focused on gamers and streamers, which suggests that indeed, Sony is preparing the renewal of its gaming-oriented smartphone, the Xperia Play, whose launch took place. place in February. 2011.

For years it was rumored that Sony was planning to release a new model in this saga, and we even got to see a prototype through leaked images that were eventually dropped. At next week’s event, we will most likely see a completely new and very different device to what has been seen before, or accessories for your existing mobiles, such as the recent Xperia 5 IV, designed to improve the gaming experience on the smartphone. Whatever Sony has prepared, we’ll see next Monday.

The event can be followed live via the company’s YouTube channel or via the video inserted just below these lines:

Sony Xperia 5 IV, a high-end compact smartphone

A year after launching its Xperia 5 III, Sony is launching its successor, the Xperia 5 IV, in a more compact format that takes up the formula of its big brother. This high-end smartphone broadly retains the design of the 2021 model.

The Xperia 5 IV offers flagship technologies such as Eye AF and Object Tracking from the Alpha series cameras. Image sensors with a readout rate of 120fps on all 3 lenses are capable of delivering up to 5x slow motion at 4K 120fps for cinematic-looking content. Videography Pro also enables live streaming of content directly to streaming services. For taking video selfies and vlogging, the new front camera features an upgraded 12-megapixel sensor to record 4K HDR content.

Paired with the Vlog Monitor (XQZ-IV01, sold separately), it offers vlogging setup. The Xperia 5 IV is also equipped with an external monitor function. By connecting a mirrorless camera (such as Alpha series cameras), the user can directly record high quality images with a Sony Alpha body and control its production on the Xperia 5 IV.

Thanks to Real-time Eye AF, the Xperia 5 IV can track and maintain focus even if the subject moves. A dedicated camera button instantly opens the Camera app.

Displaying and viewing content is enhanced on the Xperia 5 IV with a 6.1-inch FHD+ HDR OLED display in 21:9 aspect ratio that’s up to 50% brighter than the previous 5 Series. Real-time HDR player improves image quality by displaying smooth gradation of overexposed and underexposed areas. Thanks to these improvements, the user can clearly see the contents of their screen even in bright outdoor environments. Equipped with headphones or stereo speakers with a wide soundstage, it will also be able to enjoy immersive Dolby Atmos cinematic sound.

The Xperia 5 IV runs on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 mobile platform. The battery is 5000mAh and can be quickly charged up to 50% in 30 minutes with the XQZ-UC1 charger. The Xperia 5 IV supports wireless charging and offers a battery share feature.

The Xperia 5 IV also allows you to enjoy high-res audio sound or Sony’s 360 Reality Audio technology. It has a 3.5mm audio jack and wireless connection. The Xperia 5 IV also supports the latest Bluetooth LE Audio technology.

Thanks to the new Music Pro, by uploading the recorded sound to the Cloud, external noise is eliminated using Sony sound source separation technology, the sound is reproduced as if it had been recorded in the studio. The user can also separate vocals and acoustic sounds from a guitar and mix them at any volume level.

The native display of Xperia 5 IV is 120Hz and motion blur reduction is 240Hz. The gaming experience is enhanced with support for a 240Hz touch refresh rate. Plus Game Enhancer allows to customize picture and sound settings. In addition, live streaming on SNS is also possible.

The Xperia 5 IV has a resistance to water and dust characterized by its IP65/68 index. It is made of Corning Gorilla Glass Victus both front and back.

Price and availability

The Xperia 5 IV is available at a price of 1049 € in black, green and ecru white.

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(Pocket-lint) – Sony has confirmed that it will be holding an event on September 12. The content of the event is unknown, but it’s taking place in Japan and is branded Xperia, so it’s mobile-related.

the teaser video doesn’t reveal much other than showing a player and offering the words “designed for professional gamers and streamers”.

This raises more questions than answers: linking the games and Xperia immediately raises the question of whether Sony is preparing to revisit the PlayStation phone again. The previous iteration was the Xperia Play (launched under the Sony Ericsson brand), which featured a slide-out controller giving you off-screen controls.

That was 2011 and before that we had the PSP Go – launched in 2009 – which aimed to replicate the PSP but on a more compact scale.

What makes us slightly pessimistic about Sony launching a new gaming phone is that there were no leaks and this event is being held in Japan, so it’s potentially aimed at the Japanese market first. Surely any new PlayStation phone would be a massive global event?

That brings us to the next part of this match that suggests it’s “for streamers.” It’s likely Sony just wants to improve the gaming experience for those who like to stream – so maybe we’ll just get some Xperia accessories. The appearance of a Scarz gamer reinforces this, and the final nail in the gaming phone coffin is the fact that the YouTube teaser video includes the words “​​Made for the players – Sony’s Xperia new gaming gear is coming…​ ​”

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