Sony has just announced the Xperia 8 in Japan, hot on the heels of the Xperia 5 release. The mid-range smartphone has a body that is quite similar to that of the Xperia 10. However, in the case of the Xperia 8, there is Gorilla Glass 7 on the front and back.
The Sony Xperia 8 comes with a 6-inch FHD+ display with the signature 21:9 aspect ratio. It comes with an LCD panel, unlike flagship Xperia models. The device has a dimension of 158mm x 69mm x 8.1mm and weighs 170 grams.
This beautiful device has a dual-camera setup on the rear. This setup includes a 12MP f/1.8 main shooter and an 8MP f/2.4 ultrawide angle camera. On the front sits an 8MP f/2.0 selfie camera.
The Xperia 8 has its power button plus fingerprint scanner combo on the right side. Sony also included the Side Sense touch sensors that we see in the Xperia 1 and the Xperia 5.
Powered by the Snapdragon 630 SoC, the Xperia 8 comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. The internal storage can be expanded via a microSD card.
The battery of the Xperia 8 has a capacity of 2,760mAh and supports 18W fast charging. The device is waterproof and dustproof, with an IP65/68 rating. It comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack with LDAC for hi-res audio. It also comes with an LED notification light.
Sony Xperia 8 Price and Availability
For now, the Sony Xperia 8 will remain exclusive to Japan. It is expected to arrive later in October with a price tag of around JPY54,000 (about $505). It will be available in color variants of black, white, orange, and blue.