UPDATE: We apologize for any confusion caused. We have received confirmation through a tweet that YY2963 is not an Xperia device, but rather an upcoming wireless headset called Sony WF-1000XM5, as confirmed by The Walkman Blog. We apologize for any confusion caused and regret the error in our previous statement.
Recently, an unreleased Xperia smartphone that is believed to be one of Sony’s flagship models for 2023, tentatively named Xperia 1 V, has been spotted passing Bluetooth certification. As is often the case with such certification leaks, the information that can be gleaned is limited, and the device’s model name and number remain unknown.
However, one hint we can draw from this certification is that the Xperia 1 V will support Bluetooth 5.3, which is a relatively new version of Bluetooth that is currently only supported by a few high-end models. This suggests that the model that passed certification is likely to be a flagship Xperia, and given the timing, it could very well be the Xperia 1 V.
As usual, there isn’t much information that can be gleaned from this certification pass, and the model name and number remain unknown. However, the Bluetooth version supported by this Xperia provides a clue – it’s compatible with Bluetooth 5.3. This version of Bluetooth is currently only available on select high-end models, which strongly suggests that the model that passed certification is a flagship Xperia, most likely the Xperia 1 V given the timing.
It’s worth noting that last year’s Xperia 1 IV/5 IV supported Bluetooth 5.2 but not 5.3, making this Xperia 1 V the first Xperia model to support Bluetooth 5.3. It’s also worth mentioning that an FCC certification for a high-end Xperia model supporting Wi-Fi ax+ and wireless charging was passed earlier, likely also for the Xperia 1 V, which has been confirmed to support Bluetooth LE based on the certification documents.
As of now, there is no official word from Sony regarding the release date or pricing of the Xperia 1 V, but with these certifications emerging, it is clear that Sony is working hard to bring a top-of-the-line flagship device to the market in the near future.