Unexpectedly, Sony unveiled a “Lite” model of the Xperia 10 III. For now plainly will probably be accessible solely on Japanese MVNO carriers (and SIM-free), however you’re not lacking a lot.
The Sony Xperia 10 III Lite cuts the 128 GB storage in half to 64 GB. The microSD slot continues to be accessible and the RAM capability stays at 6 GB. Notice that the Lite mannequin is offered solely as a Single SIM mannequin, although there may be an eSIM, so you possibly can nonetheless have a second telephone line accessible.
Additionally, the FM radio assist was eliminated, however that wasn’t lively in lots of areas to start with. You continue to get a 3.5 mm headphone jack, so it is a minimal loss.
The remaining is similar as on the common Xperia 10 III. This consists of the 6.0” 1080p+ OLED show, the Snapdragon 690 chipset, 4,500 mAh battery with 30W quick charging, IP68 mud and water resistance and so forth.
The cameras stay the identical as effectively with a 12 MP major, 8 MP tele and eight MP extremely vast, plus one other 8 MP shooter on the entrance. Learn (or watch) our evaluate of the Xperia 10 III for extra particulars.
The Sony Xperia 10 III Lite shall be accessible on Rakuten Cell, IIJmio, mineo, goo and nuro Cell. All of those carriers get the Black and White models, Rakuten has exclusivity on the Blue and Pink choices. There’s no Yellow choice.
The Lite mannequin shall be accessible from August 27 (subsequent Friday) with a worth at launch of JPY 46,800 (that converts to $425/€365). For comparability, the unique mannequin is JPY 51,480 (10% dearer).
Rakuten is working a lottery the place you possibly can win as much as 5,000 “Rakuten factors” in case you purchase the telephone (accessible for 1,500 individuals) and 1,000 extra factors for 300 of those that purchase the real leather-based case for the telephone. Extra particulars right here.