Sony Xperia 8 with Snapdragon 630 SoC goes Official in Japan

Sony Xperia 8 has been launched in Japan, the device looks very identical to the Sony Xperia 10 smartphone which was unveiled at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019 tech trade show in February. But it is only that the specs of the Sony Xperia 8 is lower than the Xperia 10. The phone is water and dustproof with an IP65/68 rating.

The pricing of the Xperia 8 is 54,000 Yuan which is about $505. However, the smartphone is scheduled to hit the Japanese market through Y! Mobile by late October. It can be bought in colors like Black, White, Orange and Blue. There is no word on the availability of the smartphone outside of Japan.

Going to the specs, on the front, it has a 6.0-inch display, it’s a Full HD+ display which means it has a resolution of 1080 by 2520 pixels, the device has 21:9 aspect ratio and it’s an LCD panel screen which is protected by Gorilla Glass 6.

Under the hood, it is powered by Snapdragon 630 Chip paired with a 4gb RAM and 64gb internal storage.

In terms of camera, this device spot a dual rear cameras which are aligned horizontally, the sensors are the 12mp camera with f/1.8 aperture accompanied by a led flash and an 8mp depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture, on the front, it has an 8mp selfie shooter with f/2.0 aperture. The dual cameras offer features like 2x optical zoom, 13 types of scene recognition, 4K video recording with EIS and 120fps slow-motion video shooting.

What is keeping the light on is a 2,760mAh Li-Po battery which supports fast charging upto 18W. The other features of the Sony Xperia 8 include Google Assistant support, side-mounted fingerpint reader, microSD card slot, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, USB-C, 3.5mm audio jack, LDAC, Hi-Res audio and DSEE HX Digital Sound Enhancement Engine.

Stephen Ekpa

Stephen is the Editor-in-Chief @DroidAfrica. His work on DroidAfrica is born out of pure passion for tech, especially as it relates to smartphones.

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