Two or three unreleased models that will make up the new Xperia lineup in 2023 have successfully passed FCC certification. The first model, with the FCC ID “PY7-12907W”, supports Wi-Fi 6 (ax), indicating that it is likely a high-end device with wireless charging support. Furthermore, the corresponding band in the United States suggests that it may be the domestic version of the Xperia 1 V for Docomo.
Meanwhile, the second Xperia model, “PY7-97087H”, was confirmed to have passed certification earlier. In addition, two other domestic models, PY7-83032A and PY7-38431P, have also been cleared by the FCC. These models are expected to be part of the Japanese Xperia lineup in 2023, with the Xperia 1 V, Xperia 10 V, and Ace IV being the possible choices for the first half of the year.
However, there is a concern that the two models, except for PY7-12907W, do not support Wi-Fi 6 (ax). The Xperia 10 V is expected to have Qualcomm’s latest mid-range chipset, the Snapdragon 6 Gen 1, which should support WiFi 6. If one of the models PY7-83032A/PY7-38431P or PY7-97087H is the Xperia 10 V, it will either have to use a chipset that does not support WiFi 6 or it may not be the Xperia 10 V at all.
However, if neither of the other two models turns out to be the Xperia 10 V, it raises the possibility of a third mid-range device being added to the 2023 lineup that is distinct from both the Xperia 10 V and the Ace 4. Intriguingly, should the PY7-83032A/PY7-38431P or PY7-97087H not be the Xperia 10 V, it opens the door to the possibility of a third mid-range Xperia model joining the 2023 lineup, adding to the already diverse range of devices. The exact specifications of this mysterious device remain unknown
Although this point remains somewhat of a mystery, it is expected that more specs for all three models will gradually be revealed over the next few weeks, along with the chipsets they will be powered by.