Sony Xperia 8: 6-inch 21: 9 display, Snapdragon 630 chip, dual camera, NFC, water protection and $ 467 price tag

Sony has quietly announced the new mid-budget smartphone Xperia 8.

What is known


received a glass case with protection against water anddust (IPX5 / IPX8 and IP6X respectively), as well as the appearance of the Xperia 10/10 Plus. The smartphone is equipped with an elongated IPS display of 6 inches with a resolution of FHD + and an aspect ratio of 21: 9. The screen of the device is covered with a protective glass Corning Gorilla Glass 6.

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Sony Xperia 8 runs on an eight-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor paired with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of ROM. The internal drive can be expanded with a memory card up to 512 GB.

The device was equipped with a 13MP + 8MP dual camera. The first module is the main one, the second is a telephoto camera with 2x optical zoom. The front camera is new 8-megapixel. The fingerprint scanner in the Xperia 8 is not sub-screen. It was installed on the side of the smartphone.

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The device is powered by a 2760 mAh battery withUSB-C port and fast charging. The new product also has an NFC module and support for High-Resolution Audio with LDAC technology. A smartphone works out of the box on Android 9 Pie.

Price and when to wait

Smartphone sales in Japan will start this month. For the device will have to pay 467 US dollars. Whether it will appear in the global market is still unknown.