Sony has finally launched the much-hyped Sony Xperia 8 smartphone. The device has been kept at an asking price of JPY 54,000, which roughly translates to somewhere around $500 or Rs 35,866. The highlight feature of this smartphone is the 21:9 CinemaWide screen.
Sony Xperia 8: Full Specifications, Features
Starting things off with the display of the device, the Sony Xperia 8 boasts of a 6.0-inch FHD+ LCD Triluminous Display (with a 2520×1080 pixels resolution) with an unusually tall 21:9 aspect ratio. Even after the fact that the device has probably the weirdest aspect ratio, we still have a pretty wide bezel at the top of the device. Thankfully enough, the chin is pretty thin.
Adding to that, the device actually makes use of the tall aspect ratio and using two windows for simultaneous usage of two apps will be one of its USPs. The device measures 158×69×8.1mm and weighs in at 170g. The device is water-resistant (IPX5 / IPX8) and dustproof (IP6X). As far as color variants are concerned, the Xperia 8 is available in 4 color variants – Black, White, Orange, and Cyan.
Moving on to the cameras of the device, we get a dual rear camera setup (12MP, f/1.8 + 8MP, f/2.4) and an 8MP front camera. Coming to the processing power of the device, the Xperia 8 runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 chipset which is coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage with scope for further expansion up to 512GB with the help of an external SD card. As far as the OS is concerned, the Xperia 8 runs on Android 9 Pie out of the box with a promised upgrade to Android 10 in the future. The battery found on the Xperia 8 is kind of unimpressive as it is just a 2760mAh unit.
As of now, the Sony Xperia 8 is exclusive to the Japanese market and there is no word as to when the device will start selling globally. That said, as far as Japan is concerned, the device will go on sale by the end of October.
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