Sony WF-1000XM4 will pack ANC enabled by the Sony V1 processor, per the leak. The chipset also supports LDAC and Hi-Res Audio. “Precise Voice Pickup” technology may also feature, which will allow users to adjust companion app settings via voice commands.
Adding further intrigue is the suggested battery life. The WF-1000XM4 could be suitable for eight hours with ANC switched on — 2 hours more than the original leaks claimed. With ANC off, the runtime reportedly extends to 12 hours. The charging case may also carry as much as two additional full charges. When the case dies, it can be topped up wirelessly through a Qi-compatible wireless charger or USB-C port.
Eventually, for fitness fiends, the buds will reportedly come with an IPX4 rating. This should protect them against splashes, sweat, and gentle rain.
Well, how much will it cost? The rumor suggests the Sony WF-1000XM4 will launch at €279.90 (~$343)