Sony has launched a new smartphone named the Sony Xperia 8 Lite in Japan. It’s a new midrange phone from the brand powered by the older Snapdragon 630 mobile platform. In terms of appearance, the handset looks like the Sony Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus that launched last year.
The Sony Xperia 8 Lite sports a display that offers a tall 21:9 aspect ratio that makes it possible use two apps in multi-window view. Some of the other key features of the smartphone include 12-megapixel dual cameras and an IP68-rated dustproof and water-resistant chassis.
Sony Xperia 8 Lite specifications and features
The Sony Xperia 8 Lite features a 6-inch LCD Triluminous display that features full HD+ resolution of 1,080 x 2,400 pixels. The screen is protected by a layer of Gorilla Glass 6.
The Snapdragon 630 chipset and 4GB of RAM powers the Xperia 8 Lite. The phone offers 64GB of native storage and a microSD card slot for expanding the storage further. The device is backed by a 2,870mAh battery.
The Sony Xperia 8 Lite has a dual camera setup along with an LED flash on its back. It comprises a main 12-megapixel camera with f/1.8 aperture and an 8-megapixel lens with f/2.4 aperture. The Xperia 8 Lite offers photography features such as 2x optical zoom, AI scene detection, video shooting in a 21:9 aspect ratio, EIS, 120fps slow-motion video shooting, and 4K video recording. In the front, it has an 8-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.2 aperture.
The handset runs on Android 9 Pie OS. A feature called Side Sense lets you double-tap the right edge of the device to display apps and settings that the user may want to access. Other features include a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Sony Xperia 8 Lite pricing and availability
The Sony Xperia 8 Lite is priced at JPY 29,800 (~Rs 20,800), and is available in Black and White colour options. The handset will go on sale in the country from September 1st. There is no word on the availability of the Xperia 8 Lite outside Japan at the moment.