Sony has just unveiled a new mid-range smartphone in its home market of Japan, known simply as the Xperia 8. In terms of features, the phone introduces a new display aspect ratio as well as dual rear cameras. It’s built-in typical Sony fashion and offers a premium blend of glass and metal, something that we don’t see a lot of in the market today. The company is using the durable Gorilla Glass 6 on the front and back for added durability against scratches and breaking.
The display is quite unique here with the 6-inch FHD+ unit bearing an aspect ratio of 21:9. Given that this is a mid-range device, Sony is using a standard LCD panel instead of the premium OLED display unit.
Other features of the smartphone include the 12MP F/1.8 + 8MP F/2.4 ultrawide camera on the back, along with an 8MP f/2.0 selfie camera. The phone also packs Side Sense touch sensors along with a side-mounted fingerprint scanner and power button combo that we’ve seen on multiple Sony phones in the past.
The phone is also aided by the IP65/68 rating for water and dust resistance, allowing you to use the phone regardless of the weather outside. Unfortunately, the phone may remain exclusive to Japanese markets, so don’t hold your breath to see it in the U.S. or other regions. The phone will be available in Japan for approximately JPY 54,000 ($503).
Source: Sony Japan
Via: GSM Arena