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Sony's Upcoming WH-1000XM5 Headphones May Have Just Been Revealed

A blog has shown off what are purportedly the first images of Sony's next headphones.

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Sony's WH-1000XM4 headphones came out at the end of 2020.

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German blog site TechnikNews has published what it says are images and specs of Sony's anticipated WH-1000XM5 headphones. The next iteration of Sony's top noise-canceling headphones will launch very soon, TechnikNews reported, citing an unnamed retail source.

A follow-up to Sony's WH-1000XM4 headphones, which came out in 2020, the WH-1000XM5 headphones will reportedly come in black and silver versions, have a 40-hour battery life and take 3.5 hours to charge via USB-C. They'll also have active noise cancellation, three microphones and two processors, according to the unconfirmed report.

Sony didn't respond to a request for comment. You can see the photos in the TechnikNews report.

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