Sony WF-1000XM5 Design Leaked Via FCC Listing; Launch Seems Imminent

The new Sony WF-1000XM5 will launch as a successor to the WF-1000XM4 in various markets.

  1. The Sony WF-1000XM5 might get a new design.
  2. The earbuds and charging case are more rounded than the Sony WF-1000XM4.
  3. The Sony WF-1000XM5 is expected to launch soon in India and other markets.


Sony might launch a new pair of premium truly wireless stereo (TWS) earbuds worldwide soon. The company launched the WH-1000XM5 headphones last year, which are available for Rs 34,990. Now, a TWS earbuds version of the same is reportedly in the works. The Sony WF-1000XM5 is likely to launch very soon. The company has not confirmed any details about the launch of its new premium TWS earbuds. However, a new leak has revealed some key details about the WF-1000XM5.

A new report by The Walkman Blog has revealed the design of the upcoming Sony TWS earbuds. The WF-1000XM5 earbuds are long overdue for a refresh and the latest FCC listing suggests that the earbuds might launch very soon. Let’s take a look at the Sony WF-1000XM5 TWS earbuds design, specifications and other details.

Sony WF-1000XM5 FCC Listing Reveals Design

The new Sony WF-1000XM5 will launch as a successor to the WF-1000XM4 in various markets. The TWS earbuds are expected to launch in India as well. Ahead of the launch, an FCC listing spotted by The Walkman Blog revealed that the earbuds will have a compact design compared to their predecessor model. The earbuds are also more rounded, unlike the WF-1000XM4, which came with a flat underside.

The earbuds have a glossy black paint job but according to the report, it could be due to the pre-production unit visiting the FCC website. 

The charging case is also slightly more rounded in shape compared to the XM4’s case. There is also a two-pin charging connector instead of a three-pin one in the predecessor model. The charging case text suggests that the earbuds could be charged faster. The XM5’s case has a 5V = 230mA specification compared to the XM4’s 5V = 140mA specification.

Also read: Sony WH-1000XM5 Review: A More Refined Package

The charging case also continues to offer support for wireless charging, as seen in the teardown images. The WF-1000XM5 will continue to support Qi wireless charging. The teardown images also reveal the internals of the earbuds but the battery capacity remains unknown at the moment.

The report does not reveal any details about the driver size of the earbuds or any other specs. However, we can expect the WF-1000XM5 to offer support for features such as Active Noise Cancellation (ANC). The earbuds are also likely to offer other premium features like Transparency mode, possible multi-device connection, etc.

Also read: Sony WH-1000XM5 Review Highlights

At the moment, it is unknown when will Sony launch the new XM5 earbuds. The company is expected to launch the earbuds first in the US and a few other markets, followed by India. We can expect the earbuds to be available in India for around Rs 25,000 at least. Sony might launch the earbuds in the coming weeks. We will share more details about the same as and when available.