Sony’s unannounced WF-1000XM4 true wireless earbuds have actually leaked as soon as again in a series of official-looking renders from Evan Blass, giving us our clearest look yet at the successors to 2019’s exceptional WF-1000XM3 earbuds. We already had a decent idea of what the earbuds will look like thanks to leaks from February and earlier this month, however the introduction of another leak is yet more evidence that an official statement can’t be far away.
The images recommend that Sony is planning a big revamp for its upcoming earbuds. The pill-shaped design of the XM3’s is gone and replaced with a more compact circular shape, while the Sony logo has been shunted to the side of the earbuds where it’s less noticeable. The earbuds will apparently be offered in Sony’s normal black and silver color schemes.
There’s no word yet on whether the brand-new earbuds will be water or sweat resistant or if they’ll support Sony’s higher-res LDAC codec, which Sony’s previous buds didn’t. A leak of the earbuds’ product packaging consisted of a “Hi-Res Audio” logo, which could point towards LDAC assistance. The product packaging likewise mentioned that the earbuds must have 6 hours of playback on a single charge, plus 18 hours from the case, which is in line with what Sony declared for the previous earbuds.
There’s no main word on when we may see the earbuds launch or how much they’ll cost, but previous reports recommend we might see a statement in June.