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Sony announces Xperia 8 smartphone with 21:9 screen, Snapdragon 630 processor

Last updated on March 23, 2020

Sony is one name that comes to mind when we talk about the oldest and most innovative companies in the industry. However, we cannot say the same about Sony in the smartphone industry. Because similar to HTC, LG and the likes, Sony seems to have also stopped innovating in the smartphone industry. They are also not putting much effort into their smartphones which suggest to us that their business model might have changed. Nonetheless, it is good to see that Sony is still committed to selling smartphones.

This is because the company has launched a new smartphone named Xperia 8. However, we must say that Sony Xperia 8 does not inspire anyone at all. Because we are getting specifications of a mid-range smartphone at a price which falls in the upper mid-range segment. Basically, the Sony Xperia 8 comes with a Snapdragon 630 processor as well as 21:9 display with a 6-inch display. Also, the device’s display is an LCD panel and not an AMOLED panel which is increasingly getting common these days.

You also only get 4GB of RAM on this device with 64GB storage which can be expanded further with the help of a microSD card. One decent inclusion is that the smartphone supports 18W fast charging but the battery capacity on this device is also below par as it is a 2760 mAh one. Also, Sony says that its Xperia 8 is water and dustproof which is one of the first features that was seen on Sony devices. You also get a 3.5mm headphone jack on the device along with an LDAC to give you high-resolution audio.

Coming to the design, we can see that there is a forehead which is about the same size as we would find on a 2017 phone but the chin has been reduced quite a lot and it is almost non-existent.

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