- Sony Xperia 10 III Lite has just been released in the company’s home country, Japan.
- The onboard storage space of this phone is half that of Xperia 10 III.
- The phone will go on sale on August 27, priced at 46,800 yen (approximately $425).
Sony is offering a new version of its Xperia 10 III smartphone in its home country, Japan. The company announced, Xperia 10 III Lite today (pass through GSM Arena), which will be sold at several Japanese MVNO operators on August 27th.
The biggest difference between the two phones is that the Xperia 10 III Lite will have 64GB of expandable onboard storage space, while the standard Xperia 10 III will have 128GB of storage space. There are some other minor differences. The Lite model does not support FM radio, it is only sold as a single-SIM smart phone, but it will also have an eSIM card for adding a second phone line.
Otherwise, the hardware specifications of the Lite model are the same as those on the Xperia 10 III. Both are equipped with 6-inch display and 6GB memory, Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 processor, 4,5000mAh battery and Android 11. The Lite version also has the same camera hardware. This means that it has a 12MP main rear camera, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera, an 8MP telephoto sensor and an 8MP front camera. There is also a 3.5 mm headphone jack, a side fingerprint scanner, and the phone has IP65/68 waterproof performance.
Xperia 10 III Lite will be sold in a variety of colors, including black, white, pink and blue. The latter two are clearly exclusive to Rakuten Mobile CustomersThe price of this phone in Japan is 46,800 yen (approximately US$425). If you buy in Europe, the standard Xperia 10 III will cost 51,480 yen, or 429 euros (approximately US$518). It seems doubtful whether Sony will sell this Lite model in the United States, but you never know.