Sony’s new mid-range smartphone, the Xperia 10 III, is the cheapest yet in the company’s latest Mark III series. The phone looks almost indistinguishable from its predecessor, the Xperia 10 II, but it does come with a few spec bumps.
The new Xperia 10 III comes with a 6.0-inch 1080p OLED display with a 21:9 aspect ratio, the same as last year’s phone, along with the faster Snapdragon 690, up from the Snapdragon 665.
The phone’s battery capacity has also been beefed up from 3600mAh to 4500mAh and its RAM has been increased from 4GB to 6GB, with 128GB of storage. Additionally, Sony claims its Xperia Adaptive Charging monitors the phone’s battery health and keeps it healthy even after three years of use. The Xperia 10 III ships with Android 11 out of the box with the screen protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 6.
Camera-wise, the triple camera main array comprises a 27mm wide-angle 12MP main sensor, and two 8MP sensors, a 54mm telephoto and a 16mm ultra-wide-angle. The Xperia 10 III also uses AI to determine the best shooting modes for varying situations. It also has an 8MP front shooter with HDR and a wide-angle lens.
As for durability, the phone is certified water-resistant and dustproof (IP65/68). It uses a fingerprint sensor on the side and a dual-sim tray that supports additional storage. Oh, and it comes with a headphone jack. According to Sony’s website, it comes in blue and black and will soon be available for purchase at RM1999.