Sony has just launched its new smartphone in the Xperia series with the name Sony Xperia 8. The Xperia 8 comes with mid-range specifications that include a Snapdragon 630 processor instead of a flagship one. It comes with dual rear cameras but the battery disappoints again as it has a 2760mAh battery which is not enough for a 6-inch display smartphone. The company launches the device in the home country Japan and it is priced at 54,000 yen (around $505) including tax and 50,000 yen (around $467) excluding tax. The device will be available with Gray, Black, Orange, Blue color options and it will go on sale from late October in the country. The device is also expected to launch soon in global markets.
The Sony Xperia 8 features a 6-inch Full HD+ 21:9 aspect ratio wide LCD with Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection and 2560 x 1080 pixels resolution. It is powered by a 2.2 GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 630 14nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 508 GPU. Xperia 8 comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage capacity that is expandable up to 512GB additional storage via microSD card slot. It runs on the latest Android 9.0 (Pie) OS out of the box and comes with Dual SIM support as well. It comes with a dual rear camera with a 12-megapixel camera with LED flash, f/1.8 aperture, EIS and a secondary 8-megapixel camera with f/2.4 aperture, 2x optical zoom.
The Sony Xperia 8 also has an 8-megapixel front-facing selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture. It has a 2760mAh battery with fast charging support and comes with a bunch of connectivity options that include 4G VoLTE support, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz), Bluetooth 5 LE, GPS, GLONASS, NFC and USB Type-C support as well. It has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. The device is waterproof and dustproof with IPX5 / IPX8 and IP6X ratings. It measures 158 x 69 x 8.1 mm and weight 170 grams. The device also packs a glass back with Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection and comes with Sony’s High-Resolution Audio with and LDAC technology.