Sony is not the kind of company that spawns a zoo of devices. Announcements do not happen often and, as a rule, it shows its significant novelties at some exhibition. This time, Sony quietly, without any pompous presentations, presented the Xperia 8 Lite in its homeland. The device is very similar to the Xperia 8, which was presented at the end of last year. It also shares many similarities with the Xperia 10, but the cameras are different.
Sony Xperia 8 Lite is official with Snapdragon 630 SoC and 2870 mAh battery
In short, the Sony Xperia 8 Lite is a mid-range smartphone with a Snapdragon 630 processor, a dual camera, a tall display with an aspect ratio of 21:9 and a wide top margin, in which all the sensors, a speaker and a front-facing camera are inscribed. The case dimensions are 158x69x8.1 mm.
The front panel has a 6-inch LCD with FullHD+ resolution. The device has 4 GB of RAM, a flash drive with a capacity of 64 GB, a slot for microSD cards up to 512 GB and a modest battery capacity of 2870 mAh. The selfie camera received an 8-megapixel sensor and a couple of 12 megapixel (f / 1.8) + 8 megapixel (f / 2.4) sensors were installed on the back. There is support for Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 5, NFC, USB Type-C port and a fingerprint scanner. The most interesting thing is that Android 9.0 Pie was selected as the operating system.
The Sony Xperia 8 Lite will go on sale in Japan on September 1. They estimated its price at about $ 280.
Sony Xperia 8 Lite specifications
- Display: 6-inch (2560 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 21:9 aspect ratio Wide display
- SoC: Octa-Core Snapdragon 630 14nm Mobile Platform clocked at 2.2GHz; Adreno 508 GPU
- RAM: 4GB
- ROM: 64GB, expandable memory up to 512GB via microSD card
- OS: Android 9.0 (Pie)
- Single SIM
- Cameras – Rear: 12MP (primary with f/1.8 aperture) + 8MP (secondary with f/2.4 aperture)
- Front: 8MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture,
- Side-mounted fingerprint sensor
- Dimensions: 158 x 69 x 8.1 mm; Weight: 170g
- Connectivity: 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz), Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, GLONASS, NFC, USB Type-C, 3.5mm jack
- Battery: 2870mAh with Adaptive Charging
- Colors: Black, White
Xperia smartphones will bring Sony a profit for the first time in 4 years
Many have already stopped following Sony’s mobile business news. However, Sony itself believes in a renaissance and is heading towards cost optimization and trying to build a new team.
During its last report on the results of the second quarter of this year, the company announced the delivery of 800 thousand Xperia smartphones. This is 100 thousand less than a year earlier, but twice as much as in the first quarter of 2020. Given the market crisis and falling demand amid the coronavirus pandemic, Sony’s result can be considered a success.
Encouraged by what is happening, the company said that the company’s mobile business will bring profit for the first time in four years based on the results of operations from April 2020 to March 2021. Of the interesting things, it is worth noting that the company associates its short-term future with budget and mid-range smartphones.