Days after launching the flagship Xperia 5, Sony has announced another 21:9 tall screen phone but this time it’s a mid-ranger. The phone in question is called the Xperia 8 and it will be available for buying in Japan to begin with, by the end of October. Sony has launched the Xperia 8 in Japan at a price of JPY 54,000 (roughly Rs 36,000) - this is for the variant with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage.
Speaking of specs, the Sony Xperia 8 comes with a 6-inch 1080p+ LCD display with an unusually tall 21:9 aspect ratio. The front and back are both protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 6 – the phone is also water and dust resistant. There’s also a side-mounted fingerprint scanner for biometric authentication. The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor paired with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage which is also expandable. The phone packs a 2,760mAh battery and supports 18W fast charging.
On to the cameras, the sony Xperia 8 has dual rear cameras – a 12MP main camera with f/1.8 aperture and another 8MP ultra-wide angle camera. On the front, the Sony Xperia 8 comes with an 8MP camera.
The Xperia 5, in contrast has a 6.1-inch OLED display with a 1080p+ resolution. The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor paired with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage which is also expandable. The dual-SIM phone has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner and is backed by a 3,140mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging through USB Type-C.
The Xperia 5 further comes with a triple rear camera system – consisting of a trio of 12MP lenses differing in their respective field of view (there’s a 6mm wide lens with OIS, a 52mm telephoto lens with OIS, and a 16mm ultra-wide lens). There’s also an 8MP front camera.
Sony has launched the Xperia 5 at a price of $800 (roughly Rs 57,500) for the variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. The Xperia 5 will be available for buying in Europe later this fall and in the US in November.