Sony has unveiled a new Android smartphone called Xperia 8, equipped with a mid-range Snapdragon 630 chipset. This latest device comes with similar display features to the Xperia 10 released a few months ago. The Xperia 8 sports dual camera setup at the back panel with a 6.0-inch display, having 21:9 screen-to-body, along with a Gorilla Glass 6 on both front and back for protection.
For optics, the latest Xperia 8 packs 12MP f/1.8 main camera and an 8MP f/2.4 ultra-wide-angle shooter. At the front, the phone is equipped with an 8MP f/2.0 camera that shoots great selfies
Unlike some of the flagship Android smartphones Sony has released in the Xperia series, Xperia 8 has the power button, and fingerprint sensor featured on the right side. The smartphone measures 158 x 69 x 8.1mm in dimensions, with weight clocked at 170 grams.
In terms of performance, Xperia 8 boasts with Snapdragon 630 chipset tagged along with 4GB RAM and 64GB of onboard storage that can be expanded via microSD card. Unfortunately, the phone’s battery capacity is quite poor. It is powered by a 2760mAh battery capacity which supports 18W fast charging. You might frown at the poor battery capacity, but what is rather comforting is that Xperia 8 comes with water and dustproof. Other noteworthy features include a 3.5mm headphone jack with LDAC for high-resolution audio, NFC and an LED notification light.
For now, the phone will exclusively be sold in Japan and is expected to hit the market at JPY 54,000 ($505) in October. The phone will be available in White, Black and Blue colors