Along with the Xperia 1 IV flagship phone and the Xperia 10 IV mid-range smartphone, Sony also unveiled an entry-level smartphone called the Xperia Ace III (Xperia Ace 3). It has debuted as Sony’s most affordable 5G smartphone. The device offers key features such as an HD+ display, a 5G-ready Qualcomm chipset, and a large battery. It has arrived as a successor to last year’s Xperia Ace II, which was a 4G device.
The Xperia Ace 3 measures 140 x 69 x 8.9mm and weighs around 162 grams. The device features a 5.5-inch display with a waterdrop notch design.
It offers an HD+ resolution of 720 x 1496 pixels and Gorilla Glass Victus protection. It features a 5-megapixel camera for selfies, and its back panel has a 13-megapixel camera with an LED flash.
The Snapdragon 480 5G mobile platform powers the Xperia Ace III. It comes with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage. For additional storage, it has a microSD card. The phone runs on the Android 12 OS.
The Xperia Ace II has a 4,500mAh battery, which carries support for USB-PD charging and rapid charging. For security, it has a side-facing fingerprint scanner.
The device offers other features such as 5G, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, NFC, and a USB-C port. It is an IP6X rated dustproof and an IPX5 / IPX8 water-resistant device.
Sony Xperia Ace III Specifications
CPU: Snapdragon 480 5G SM4350, 2.0GHz Octa-Core
GPU: Adreno 619
Display: 5.5″ HD+ 1496×720, 18.7:9, Gorilla Glass Victus
Storage: 64GB (supports up to 1TB for microSD)
Main camera: 13 MP, 26mm, f/1.8
Front camera: 8 MP, f/2.2
OS: Android 12
Dimensity: 140.0 x 69.0 x 8.9mm
Colors: Black, Grey, Brick Orange, Blue
Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Waterproof and Dustproof: Waterproof (IPX5/IPX8) Dustproof (IP6X)
USB: USB Type-C
Earphone Jack: Yes
Fingerprint sensor: Yes (side)
Others: VoLTE, nanoSIM, eSIM (au/Ymobile), Osaifu Keitai (FeliCa/NFC), Hi-res
Network: Supports 5G
Sony Xperia Ace III Price and Availability
The Xperia Ace III is available for pre-order in Japan and is scheduled for release by mid-June. The device is priced at JPY 34,408 (~$265). It comes in colors like black, grey, blue, and brick orange.