Smartphone Shopping Guide 2019

Sony Xperia 8 with 6-inch 21:9 Display, Snapdragon 630 Announced

Sony Xperia 8

Sony Mobile has introduced a new smartphone under its Xperia line-up, the Xperia 8 - bringing with it a Full HD+ LCD display with a CinemaWide 21:9 aspect ratio that is Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protected. The Gorilla Glass 6 is also used to protect the rear of the phone.

Powering the device is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 14nm octa-core chipset running at a speed of 2.2GHz, paired with Adreno 508 GPU. The Xperia 8 comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, however, the limited storage is user-expandable up to 512GB via MicroSD card.

At the rear resides dual camera - the main camera has a 12MP sensor with f/1.8 aperture and electronic image stabilization (EIS), while the secondary is an 8MP telephoto lens with an f/2.4 aperture for 2x optical zoom. There is also an 8MP camera with an f/2.0 aperture at the front.

The Xperia 8 relied on a side-mounted fingerprint sensor for security and it is water and dust resistant certified with IPX5/IP6X rating. It supports Hi-Res Audio with LDAC, while it drawn its power from a 2760mAh battery with supports for fast charging.

Sony Xperia 8 Specifications

  • 6-inch Full HD+ (2560x1080 pixel) LCD display, 21:9 aspect ratio, Gorilla Glass 6 (front and back)
  • 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 Mobile Platform, Adreno 608 GPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB built-in storage (expandable up to 512GB via a MicroSD card)
  • 12MP rear camera, f/1.8 aperture, EIS, dual LED flash; secondary 8MP telephoto lens, f/2.4 aperture, 1.0μm pixel size; 12MP telephoto lens, f/2.4 aperture
  • 8MP front camera, f/2.0 aperture
  • OS: Android 9.0 Pie
  • Side-mounted fingerprint sensor
  • Dual SIM
  • Water and dust resistant (IPX5/IP6X)
  • Hi-Res Audio, LDAC, USB-C Audio
  • Connectivity: WiFi 802.11ac (dual band), Bluetooth 5 LE, 4G VoLTE, 3G, GPRS/EDGE, GPS + GLONASS, NFC, USB 3.1 Type-C
  • Battery: 2760mAh, fast charging

The phone will be available in late October for JP¥50,000 (US$467) tax exclusive, or JP¥54,000 (US¥505) tax inclusive in Japan. Blue, Orange, Black, and Gray are the color options.


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