Thanks to a leak on Reddit, we can take our first look at Sony’s upcoming WF-1000XM4 earbuds. The picture seems to show a more modern design that now fits into your ear. The previous model protruded outside the user’s ear and looked a bit bulky.
Reddit user Key_Attention4766 claims that the image is from a packaging sleeve on the WF-1000XM4. Unfortunately, you see the only pictures that were shared. Apparently Key_Attention 4766 does not have the product or box they come in, just the sleeve.
Fortunately, we can still distinguish a few things based on the leaked image and another part of the sleeve, which claims that the WF-1000XM4 will have 6 hours of battery life with noise reduction enabled. We expect the earplugs to have 1
The leaked image shows a more compact design with a copper accent that is speculated to be an external noise-canceling microphone. The earplugs also have a foam tip that fits perfectly to your ear. This type of design creates a seal and ultimately complements the noise reduction technology.
While the leak seems compelling, The Walkman blog is a bit skeptical. While the blog acknowledges that it may be the new WF-1000XM4, there are some things worth noting.
“The Sony logo that is on the inside of the earplug and not on the outside is of concern to me,” The Walkman blog so. “Even though the font is the same type, it is too thin for the packaging. Finally, the foam tips, if it is memory foam, it seems that they lack the colors that the foam tips I have. ”
Sony released WF-1000XM3 noise-canceling earbuds back in 2019, so it’s time for a new model. If this image of the WF-1000XM4 is the real deal, it will hopefully soon be announced with features like sweat and water repellency and wireless charging on tow.