Sony’s upcoming WF-1000XM4 headphones leaked again, almost confirming they will present the new design we saw it earlier this month. In an article spotted by The edge, Point of sale in German WinFuture shared several official looking renderings of the headphones and details about the new V1 processor they will be showcasing. The chip is said to offer improved noise reduction performance, support for Sony’s Bluetooth LDAC codec, and better battery life.
With ANC enabled, the WF-1000XM4 will provide up to eight hours of battery life on a single charge, depending on WinFuture. By deactivating the function, this number will change to 12 hours. With the included charging case and depending on your use of the ANC, it is possible to get between 24 and 36 hours in total. Sony has also added support for Qi wireless charging to the case. This time around, the headphones will also carry an IPX4 certification. Lack of water and sweat resistance was one of the few missing features on Sony excellent WF-1000XM3, so it’s a nice addition.
WinFuture did not share details on pricing and availability in the US, but the outlet says the WF-1000XM4 will hit store shelves in Europe soon for € 279.90. This suggests they could cost more in the US than the $ 230 WF-1000XM3 sold when released in 2019.