Sony WF-1000XM5 flagship TWS earbuds launch imminent, live images leaked

The Sony WF-1000XM5 appears to feature rounded edges on the earbuds and the charging case in the leaked images.

  • The Sony WF-1000XM5 is expected to be launched soon
  • It will be a successor to the WF-1000XM4 earbuds from January last year
  • The earbuds are tipped to feature a rounded design and wireless charging

Sony is tipped to launch its latest pair of flagship true wireless earbuds globally, a follow-up to the company’s successful 1000X lineup. The earbuds, which should be called the Sony WF-1000XM5, is expected to be its newest premium true wireless noise cancelling earbuds, and now, a set of live images of the device, along with its recently acquired United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC), have been leaked online — showing what the upcoming premium earbuds may bring to the table.

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Sony WF-1000XM5: what we may expect

The Sony WF-1000XM5 is expected to be the true wireless version of the company’s already launched 1000XM5 generation of headsets, which presently features only the over-ear headphones, the WH-1000XM5. The new earbuds may follow the typical launch schedule that Sony has, wherein the over-ear version is launched first, followed by the true wireless model.

In terms of the live images reported by The Walkman Blog, not much seems to be different from the WF-1000XM4. The new true wireless earbuds appear to feature a rounded design language, with rounder earbud bodies and a rounder wireless charging case as well — marking a slight departure from the bulky, squarish design on the WF-1000XM4’s charging case. A stripped down image of the charging case and the earbuds also show that the charging case will retain the wireless charging feature. However, no details on expected specifications were revealed, so at present, it is not clear as to how the earbuds may differ in terms of audio quality and other features.

Nevertheless, the earbuds are likely to retain the premium audio drivers, app-linked equaliser, smart assistant support and active noise cancellation as well. The Sony WF-1000XM5 is also launched first globally followed by an India launch, suggesting that even if the earbuds are launched within the coming weeks, an India launch of the earbuds may still be a few weeks away. More details should surface in the coming weeks.