It is in the licensing phase Sony WF-1000XM5 wireless earphones, a The Walkman Blog and obtained photos of the earbuds and the case as well. These reveal that the size of the earphones will be smaller than the WF-1000XM4, the shape will be slightly more curved, and the proximity sensor responsible for wear detection is located at the bottom. Sony will continue to manufacture the product in China, and the FCC data also revealed that the touch-sensitive interface for control will remain, which is integrated with the Bluetooth antenna. Based on the images, the WF-1000XM5 utilizes the design seen in the LinkBuds S.
Pictures of the Sony WF-1000XM5. (source: The Walkman Blog) [+]
Based on the pictures of the carrier-charging case, it can be seen that the charging of each earphone in the new model is solved only with a 2-pin connector, and its charging increases from 5 V 140 mAh to 5 V 230 mAh. The coil for wireless charging remains at the bottom of the case (Qi), but the memory of the microcontroller increases (from 64 kB to 128 kB). This year, the earphones will supposedly have dual drivers, although there is no evidence of this yet and Sony has so far stayed out of this trend with TWS devices.
Photos of the WF-1000XM5 case. (source: The Walkman Blog) [+]
Release date, pricing, etc. are still unknown.