In addition to announcing two flagships today, Sony also announced a new mid-range handset, the Xperia 10 III. It was announced alongside the Sony Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III, the company’s premium offerings.
The Xperia 10 III is nowhere near as flashy as the other two phones, but its specs are nothing to scoff at. On top of that, the phone looks good, it looks exactly as you’d expect, based on previous designs from the company.
The Sony Xperia 10 III opts for thin bezels, rather than a display camera hole
Sony once again opted to retain some bezel in order to avoid using display camera holes. Many people will find that to be a good idea, as this phone’s bezels are not thick at all.
The device includes a side-facing fingerprint scanner which doubles as a power / lock key. Its volume up and down buttons are also on that side, along with a physical camera shutter.
There are three cameras included on the back of the phone, and they are vertically aligned. Above them, you’ll notice a dual-LED flash. Those cameras do protrude a bit, but not much.
Now, in regards to specifications. This device features a 6-inch fullHD+ (2520 x 1080) OLED display with a 21:9 aspect ratio. It is protected by the Gorilla Glass 6, and this is a 60Hz panel.
It is fueled by the Snapdragon 690 SoC, and offers expandable storage
The phone is fueled by the Snapdragon 690 64-bit octa-core processor. That SoC comes paired with 6GB of LPDDR4X RAm and 128GB of UFS 2.1 flash storage. You can expand its storage via a microSD card (up to 1TB).
Android 11 comes pre-installed on this phone, while the device does support 5G connectivity. Bluetooth 5.1 support is also included, along with a Type-C USB 3.1 port.
A 4,500mAh battery can be found on the inside, and it supports 30W fast charging (USB PD). An audio jack is also included in the package, while the phone supports stereo recording. It is also water and dust resistant.
There are three cameras included on the back of the Xperia 10 III
Now, in regards to cameras. A 12-megapixel main camera (f/1.8 aperture, 75-degree FoV) leads the pack. It is paired with an 8-megapixel telephoto camera (f/2.4 aperture, 10x hybrid zoom), and an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera (120-degree FoV, f/2.2 aperture). A single 8-megapixel camera (f/2.0 aperture, 1.12um pixel size, 78-degree FoV) can be found on the front.
The phone measures 154 x 68 x 8.3mm, while it weighs 169 grams. The Sony Xperia 10 III will be available in Black, Blue, White, and Pink color variants. It will become available in the Summer, well, early in the Summer, says Sony. Pricing is not known yet.