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Sony WF-1000XM4 expected to arrive with 12 hours battery life, sweat resistance

The next Sony TWS earbuds are expected to come with better battery life and IPX4 rating for sweat and water resistance.

Sony is all set to launch the successor to its super successful TWS earbuds WF-1000XM3. The company has been prepping to launch the WF-1000XM4 in the market, and it could happen as early as June. Now the new leaks reveal the complete design of the WF-1000XM4, and we also got our hands on some key specifications of the upcoming earbuds. The next Sony TWS earbuds are expected to come with a better battery life and IPX4 rating for sweat and water resistance.

A website named WinFuture spotted by The Verge had shared the leaked images and specifications of the upcoming Sony earbuds. The WF-1000XM4 will most likely be launched in two colors including black and gold and off-white colour options. At least that is what is seen in the leaks, but the final outcome might be different. Sony may or not release both the colours.

As far as the design is concerned, it appears to be much more compact and appears to offer a snug fit. If we consider the design of the WF-1000XM3, this one appears to be smaller as that featured a pill-shaped design and had a bigger form factor. The report suggests that the WF-1000XM4 will retain some of the features of the XM3. For instance, the XM4 too will come with active noise cancellation. However, Sony V1" processor has been used in the XM4 which will further enhance the ANC performance. The earbuds will support Sony's LDAC codec, which will enhance the audio quality and let users listen to high-quality music, the Winfuture report states.

As we already mentioned before that the battery life of the XM4 is going to be one of the highlights of device. The report states that the 1000XM4 will come with a battery life of 8 hours on a single charge with ANC on without the ANC it can go on for 12 hours on a single charge. Apart from the battery, the XM4 is also expected to arrive with an IPX4-rating for water and sweat resistance. This would be a much-needed upgrade over the XM3 which was not certified for water resistance.

The WinFuture report says that the device will initially be launched in Europe and would go on sale in Europe soon for 279.90. The US price still remains a secret. Sony has not officially announced the earbuds. Once it does, it will be clear whether the XM4 will be launched in India or not.