Sony Xperia 10 III Lite has quietly been launched in the Japanese market. It is a toned-down offshoot of the Sony Xperia 10 III model launched in April this year. The Sony Xperia 10 III Lite is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 SoC and comes with a triple camera setup at the back. The 5G-enabled phone runs on Android 11 software and packs 6GB RAM. Internal storage is 64GB with the option to expand it further using a microSD card slot. There is also a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.
The Sony Xperia 10 III Lite is part of Sony's X-series of smartphones launched earlier this year. The Sony Xperia 10 Pro was launched in April and it comes with a 19:9 display and a triple camera setup at the back. Similarly, the Sony Xperia 10 has an 18:9 display but with a smaller battery. The Sony Xperia 10 Lite is a downscale version of these two smartphones and has been launched in Japan as a part of the Sony Xperia J2 Ultra. It was in June this year that Sony launched the Xperia XZ3 smartphone with a 5.7-inch tall display. This model also features a triple camera setup and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC. It is worth mentioning here that the Sony Xperia 10 Lite is not a direct successor to the Xperia XZ3.
The Sony Xperia 10 III Lite sports a 6-inch full-HD+ (1080x2160 pixels) IPS LCD screen with a pixel density of 373ppi. It is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 690 SoC coupled with Adreno 616 GPU and 4GB of RAM. The phone comes with 64GB of internal storage that is expandable via microSD card (up to 400GB). In the camera department, the Sony Xperia 10 III Lite sports a triple-camera setup with the primary lens sporting an 8-megapixel sensor and a wide-angle lens with a 13-megapixel sensor and a third 5-megapixel snapper. On the front, there is a 16-megapixel sensor. The Xperia 10 III Lite is backed by a 3,100mAh battery with QuickCharge 4.0. Price and availability The Sony Xperia 10 III Lite has been priced at 1,399 Japanese Yen (approximately Rs.
The Sony Xperia 10 III Lite is listed at JPY 19,380 (roughly Rs. 24,400) and is available in Titanium Silver, Ocean Blue, and Glacier White colour options. Sony Xperia 10 III Lite specifications The Xperia 10 III Lite runs on Android 11 out of the box with Sony's custom UI on top. It sports a 6.2-inch Full HD+ (2280x1080p) TFT display with a 19:9 aspect ratio. The handset is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 SoC, coupled with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage that is expandable via microSD card. In terms of optics, the Sony Xperia 10 III Lite sports a vertically stacked triple camera setup at the back consisting of a 24-megapixel main sensor with f/1.8 aperture, optical image stabilisation, PDAF, and LED flash. There is a 13-megapixel secondary sensor with a f/2.
Sony Xperia 10 III Lite was launched in Japan on Monday and the price in the country is 43,000 yen. That works out to roughly Rs. 42,000 on conversion. The phone will be made available on the Japanese online retailer JB Hi-Fi and retail stores. There is no word on whether the Xperia 10 III Lite will be launched in other markets or if this is just a Japanese-only launch. Pricing and Availability Sony Xperia 10 III Lite is priced at 8,980 Yen (roughly Rs. 75,700) and it will go on sale from December 7. Launch offers include a one-year Sony warranty, one-year 300GB data with Sony Xperia XZ Premium, one-year free Netflix subscription, one-year free PS Plus subscription, and 15 per cent discount on buying the Sony Xperia XZ3 or the Sony Xperia XZ2.
The Sony Xperia 10 III Lite seems like a perfect buy for those looking for a compact phone with a big display and dual camera setup. And if you want to be on the cutting edge of the smartphone world, it's a must-buy. All that at a price that's hard to believe. Given that it has a dewdrop style notch, it is likely to be introduced soon in India.