Sony Japan today has launched the Xperia 8 Lite new mid-range smartphone, which is a tweaked version of last year’s model. This variant of the phone includes mostly similar specifications as its predecessor, save for its updated camera system and slightly larger battery capacity.
Like most of what Sony is offering with their current Xperia line-ups, the new mid-ranger also comes with a tall 21:9 display. Specifically, the Xperia 8 Lite comes with a 6-inch LCD panel with Full HD+ resolution. Under the hood is a Snapdragon 630 chipset, paired with 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Other than that, the phone features a 2,870mAh battery, a side-mounted fingerprint sensor that also doubles as its lock button, a 3.5mm headphone jack on top, and a USB-C port at the bottom.
As for its cameras, on its back is a dual camera setup consisting of a 13MP main shooter and a 5MP depth sensor, while located in the upper bezel of the Xperia 8 Lite’s display is an 8MP selfie camera. Those expecting a current Android experience will be disappointed to know that the phone is actually running on an Android Pie version of Xperia UI.
The new Xperia 8 Lite is scheduled to ship on 1 September 2020, and is priced at JPY29,800 (~RM1,170). Sony has not announced any plans of releasing the phone outside of Japan at this time.
(Source: Sony Japan [official website])