30 September 2019
Sony has launched a new Android smartphone, called the Sony Xperia 8 in Japan. The phone looks similar to the Sony Xperia 10/10 Plus in terms of appearance, though specifications are different. In fact, in terms of specifications, Xperia 8 sits a little behind the Xperia 10 but it still comes with some worthy upgrades.
The newly-launched Sony Xperia 8 features a 6.0-inch IPS LCD Triluminous display that offers Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2520 pixels and an aspect ratio of 21:9. It’s powered by Snapdragon 630 processor coupled with the 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage which can be expanded further using a microSD card.
It comes with a horizontally-placed dual-camera setup that features 12MP primary lens with f/1.8 aperture and 8MP depth-sensing secondary camera with f/2.4 aperture. The camera features include 2x optical zoom, 13 types of scene recognition, 4K video recording with EIS and 120fps slow-motion video shooting. On the front, the device has an 8MP camera with an f/2.0 aperture.
The Xperia 8 houses only 2,760mAH battery and side-mounted fingerprint reader. It runs Android 9 Pie OS customized with Xperia UI and comes with Side Sense bar which can be accessed by double-tapping on the edge of the display to access frequently-used apps and settings. In addition, the device is waterproof, dustproof rated and comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack.
- 6.0-inch IPS LCD Triluminous Full HD+ display
- Snapdragon 630 processor
- 4GB RAM
- 64GB storage, expandable via microSD card
- 12MP+8MP dual rear camera setup
- 8MP front-facing camera
- Android 9 Pie OS customized with Xperia UI
- 2,760mAH battery
- 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, USB-C, 3.5mm audio jack, LDAC, Hi-Res audio, and DSEE HX Digital Sound Enhancement Engine
The price of the Xperia 8 is 54,000 Yuan (~$505). It will go on sale in its home country this October in Black, White, Orange, and Blue color variants. It’s unknown if Sony plans to bring the device outside Japan as well.