Xperia 8 debuts with Snapdragon 630 for $505

Sony Xperia 8 launched with Snapdragon 630 and 12MP dual cameras

Sony Xperia 8 with 21:9 screen and Snapdragon 630 chipset unveiled

Both the front and back of the phone is protected by Gorilla Glass 6. It will be available in white, black, orange, and blue shades.

Unlike the upper-echelon Sony phones, the Xperia 8 features a 3.5mm audio jack for headphones and plenty of other useful situations, making this more capable than even Sony's best devices in this department. In terms of appearance, the handset resembles the Sony Xperia 10 mid-range smartphone that was unveiled at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019 tech trade show in February. Sony claims that the handset can easily fit in the palm of the user and its tall display allows users to seamlessly view two apps through split-screen mode. At the rear, the new Xperia 8 packs a 12MP F/1.8 main shooter alongside an 8MP F/2.4 ultrawide angle camera.

The phone has 4GB RAM, 64GB internal memory and expandable memory up to 512GB via microSD card. The battery has 2,760 mAh capacity with support for 18W fast charging.With all these mediocre specs at a $505 price tag, perhaps the only solace is water and dustproofing with an IP65/68 rating. The front-facing f/2.0 aperture 8-megapixel camera can shoot beautified shots through the portrait selfie feature. There is also an LED notification light. The Android 9 Pie OS customized with Xperia UI runs on the device. Furthermore, the smartphone boasts a massive 6-inch display with Full HD+ (2520 x 1080 pixels) resolution and a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. The Xperia 8 also comes with the dedicated Side Sense button which a feature that was originally introduced with Xperi XZ3. The phone measures 158 x 69 x 8.1 mm and weighs 170 grams. At the moment, it is unknown whether the device will make its debut in other markets or not.

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