13 October 2021
Sony has silently unveiled the Xperia 10 III Lite smartphone in Japan. It is a toned-down version of the Xperia 10 III 5G that debuted earlier this year. Interestingly, both of these are exactly the same smartphones except for the difference in the storage space. Sony has simply halved the storage space on the "Lite" version and kept everything else unchanged.
The Xperia 10 III Lite sports a 6.01-inch Full HD+ (2520 x 1080 pixels) OLED display with HDR support. It has a 21:9 aspect ratio with no punch-hole or notch on the front. The panel offers a 60Hz refresh rate, 120Hz touch sampling rate, 97% DCI-P3 wide color gamut, and Trilumunous display tech.
Under the hood, it has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G processor coupled with 6GB of RAM. There is 64GB of onboard storage with support for microSD cards up to 1TB. The triple camera setup includes a 12-megapixel sensor with f/1.8 aperture, an 8-megapixel sensor with f/2.4 aperture, and an 8-megapixel sensor with f/2.2 aperture. The front camera on the phone is an 8-megapixel sensor with f/2.0 aperture.
The whole package is powered by a 4,500mAh battery with USB PD fast charging. It also has support for Xperia Adaptive Charging, battery case, and STAMINA mode. Other important features include a fingerprint scanner, USB Type-C port, a 3.5mm headphone jack, NFC, Bluetooth 5.1, and IP65/68 rating. It will be running the Android 11 operating system out of the box.
Sony has priced the Xperia 10 III Lite at JPY 46,800 (about $425) for the sole 6GB/64GB variant. It will be sold in White, Black, Blue, and Pink color options with sales beginning August 27th. It is currently exclusive to the Japanese market with no words on the global release yet.