Sony’s undeclared WF-1000XM4 True Wireless sony earbuds have once again leaked into a series of Evan Blass official-looking renderers, giving us our clearest yet look at the successors of the outstanding WF-1000XM3 earbuds of 2019 Huh.
We already had a good idea of what the Sony earbuds would look like due to leaks in February and early this month, but the emergence of another leak is further proof that an official announcement may not go away.
The images suggest that Sony is planning a major revamp for its upcoming Sony earbuds.
Sony WF-1000XM4 pic.twitter.com/Z4j7YTVbDi
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) May 20, 2021
The XM3’s tablet-shaped design has gone and been replaced with a more compact spherical shape, while the Sony logo has been removed at the edge of the earbuds where it is less visible. The earbuds will apparently be available in Sony’s exclusive black and silver color scheme.
No information has yet been received as to whether the new Sony earbuds will be resistant to water or sweat, or if they will support Sony’s high-resolution LDAC codec, which Sony’s previous buds did not. However, a leak in the earbuds packaging included the “Hi-Res Audio” logo, which could point to LDAC support.
The packaging also mentions that Sony earbuds should have up to 6 hours of playback on a single charge, as well as 18 hours of playback from the case, consistent with Sony’s claim for previous earbuds.
There is no official word on when we will see the earbuds released or how much they will cost, but previous reports suggest that we may see an announcement in June.