Sony announced long ago that it doesn’t pursue any goal of getting income from its smartphone business. Thus, it remains in the field only to keep fingers on the pulse. The Japanese brand supplies various components to different smartphone makers. So it has to know what is what and how the things develop. Otherwise, it will yield its leading positions (in the camera sensors field, for instance) to the Chinese OEMs. Well, we say this because recently the company has been very active in terms of launching new smartphones. If you remember, it unleashed the flagship Sony Xperia 1 IV series of smartphones last month. Yesterday, the manufacturer uncovered an entry-level model, namely the Sony Xperia Ace III. In fact, it’s aiming at the local market only. But no one can insist that it won’t be available globally.
Recently, Teroshi Shimizu, president, and CEO of Sony Semiconductor Corporation said he was very optimistic about the future of smartphone cameras. He believes that by 2024 at the latest, two years from now, smartphones will surpass DSLRs in still photography thanks to a combination of larger apertures, new pixel structures, and artificial intelligence.
Sony Xperia Ace III Highlights
As the name implies, we are talking about the successor to last year’s Xperia Ace II smartphone from Sony. It sports a 5.5-inch LCD display (protected with Gorilla Glass Victus), which also boasts an HD+ resolution and a 60Hz refresh rate. The 5-megapixel camera is located on the phone’s upper bezel.
On the opposite side, our protagonist has a pill-shaped camera module that contains a 13-megapixel main camera sensor with an f/1.8 aperture. By the way, Sony has removed the 2-megapixel depth camera.
The Sony Xperia Ace III is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 480 CPU. Though it’s Qualcomm’s low-end model, it is still a big step up from last year’s Xperia Ace II, which came with the MediaTek Helio P35 chipset. Anyway, the new Snapdragon SoC is complemented by 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, which can be further expandable via a microSD card.
Also, there is a 4500mAh battery that doesn’t seem to have any form of fast charging capability. The handset comes pre-installed with the latest Android 12 operating system.
Users can choose from different color options – grey, orange, black, and blue. In the Japanese market, the price of the 4GB+64GB configuration of this phone is 33,415 yen ($255).