In addition to the new flagship Xperia 1 V, Sony has also just announced its latest mid-range model – the Xperia 10 V. It’s the world’s lightest 5,000 mAh smartphone that money can currently buy. At 159 grams, the cell phone is even a few grams lighter than its predecessor. On the other hand, the Snapdragon 695 chipset and the 6/128 GB configuration are already familiar from the Xperia 10 IV. There is also a microSD slot for memory expansion.
The 1080p OLED display is still 6.1 inches diagonal, but according to Sony it’s 50% brighter. The refresh rate is only 60Hz though, which is a bit disappointing in 2023. The panel is protected by Gorilla Glass Victus, while the back and the frame are still made of plastic. This gives the Sony Xperia 10 V a very low weight of 159 grams.
The other notable upgrade is the main camera. The Xperia 10 V has a 48 megapixel sensor with a size of 1/2 inch, 0.8 µm pixels and an f/1.8 lens including optical image stabilization. There is also an ultra-wide and a 2x telephoto lens, each with 8 megapixels and f/2.2 apertures. The ultrawide lens has a wide field of view of 120 degrees and a telephoto lens is rarely found in the mid-range segment. The selfie camera also has an 8-megapixel resolution.
The Sony Xperia 10 V is powered by a 5,000 mAh battery, which is said to retain at least 80% of its capacity after three years. Sony did not disclose the charging speed. We get an IP65/68 rating against water and dust, a 3.5mm headphone jack with Hi-Res Audio support, and stereo speakers. The Sony Xperia 10 V is set to cost €449/£399 in Europe and will go on sale in mid-June.