The unannounced WF-1000XM5 from Sony is another set of high-end earbuds that we already know about, but this is the first time we’ve really seen their appearance. We now know what to anticipate thanks to a fresh leak that includes many images that reveal not only the WF-1000XM5 earbuds’ outside design but also their inside and charging case.
According to the pictures obtained by The Walkman Blog, the next earphones will be smaller than the WF-1000XM4. The earbuds are made of slick black plastic and include the normal internal components found in similar items, including proximity sensors and microphones.
Sony’s WF-1000XM5 will include a touch panel on the top side, as we revealed last month, but that is pretty much all we currently know. It’s hard to ascertain their exact specifications, even with the image revealing the earbuds inside.
What’s interesting is that the charging case that popped up for the first time at FCC isn’t square, but rounded. The photo coming from the FCC revealed a squared charging case, but the one appearing in the leaked pictures has a different form factor.
Also, the WF-1000XM5 earbuds feature improved recharging support with 5V 230mAh, which is a significant upgrade over the WF-1000XM4’s 5V 140mAh. One of the benefits of the upgrade is that the WF-1000XM5 will recharge faster.
According to these images, another change between the present and new Sony earbuds is the relocation of the LED from the front inside of the case to the outside of the case. The case will offer wireless charging, exactly like the WF-1000XM4, which is more crucial, however, it’s not yet known if this will be somewhat better than the current model.
Although it is unknown when they will become official, it is likely that Sony will release the WF-1000XM5 shortly because they are about to get the necessary certifications. The WF-1000XM5 is expected to be an upgraded version of Sony’s popular noise-cancelling earbuds. It is rumored to have improved sound quality and battery life. Additionally, it is expected to be more affordable than its predecessor.