Sony Xperia 8 launched with 21:9 screen, Snapdragon 630 SoC and dual cameras

After launching the Xperia 5 flagship last month in China, Sony has followed it up with debuted a mid-range Xperia 8 today completely out of the blue. The Xperia 8 is exclusively for the Japanese market and is expected to arrive later in October for around JPY 54,000 ($505).

In some aspects, the Xperia 8 looks very similar to the Xperia 10 and adds some new hardware into the mix. It will be available in white, black, orange, and blue shades.

Sony Xperia 8

Sony Xperia 8 Specs

For that price, buyers will get a Snapdragon 630 SoC coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, expandable via microSD. The Xperia 8 also houses the signature Sony 21:9 aspect ratio 6-inch display with Full-HD+ resolution, although this is an LCD panel.

In terms of dimensions, the phone comes in at 158 x 69 x 8.1mm and weighs in at 170 grams. At the rear, the new Xperia 8 packs a 12MP F/1.8 main shooter alongside an 8MP F/2.4 ultrawide angle camera.

Sony Xperia 8 in colours.

The battery has 2,760 mAh capacity with support for 18W fast charging.

It also features water and dustproofing with an IP65/68 rating. There is also a 3.5mm headphone jack, LDAC for high-resolution audio, NFC and an LED notification light as the other niceties.


The Xperia 8 which remains exclusive to Japan is expected to arrive later in October for around JPY 54,000 ($505).

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