Sony announces September 1 event, hints at a compact device

Sony Xperia 5 III on metal backdrop

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  • Sony has announced a September 1 launch event for an Xperia device.
  • The company hints at a compact form factor, suggesting that the Xperia 5 IV is coming.

Sony has already launched the flagship Xperia 1 IV earlier this year, but we didn’t see an Xperia 5 IV at the time. Now, the Japanese manufacturer has announced an event for a new Xperia device next week.

The launch event kicks off on September 1 at 3 AM ET (4 PM Japan time), so what should you expect, then? “Be creative. Go compact,” reads a line from the accompanying YouTube video and the video description. In other words, the Xperia 5 IV is almost certainly on the way.