Sony’s new Xperia 10 III has a bigger battery, faster chipset, and 5G support

Sony’s new Xperia 10 III has a bigger battery, faster chipset, and 5G support

Update 1 (05/14/2021 @ 03:12 PM ET): Sony has announced pre-order details for the Xperia 10 III in Europe. Click here for more information. The article, as published on April 14, 2021, is preserved below.

Earlier today, Sony officially unveiled its new flagship lineup for 2021 in the form of the Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III. Towards the end of the launch event, Sony also made a very brief announcement of the Xperia 10 III, the company’s latest mid-range offering. The new Xperia 10 III (Xperia 10 Mark 3) succeeds the last year’s Xperia 10 II and brings along many improvements, including a bigger battery, 5G support, a faster chipset, and more.


Xperia 10 III: Specifications

Specification Xperia 10 III
Dimensions and Weight
  • 154 x 68 x 6.3mm
  • 169g
  • 6.0-inch OLED HDR
  • FHD+ (2520 x 1080)
  • 21:9 aspect ratio
  • 97% DCI-P3
  • 60Hz refresh rate
  • 120Hz touch sampling rate
SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 690:

  • 2x Kryo 560 Gold @ 2GHz
  • 6x Kryo 560 Silver @ 1.7GHz

Adreno 619

RAM and Storage
  • 6GB RAM
  • 128GB UFS flash storage
  • MicroSD card support
Battery & Charging
  • 4,500mAh battery
  • 30W fast charger
Rear Camera
  • Primary: 12MP f/1.8, 1/2.8″, 27mm
  • Secondary: 8MP ultra-wide, f/2.2, 1/4″, 16mm
  • Tertiary: 8MP telephoto, f/2.4, 1/4″, 54mm
Front Camera 8MP, f/2.0
  • USB Type-C port
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • 5G
  • Bluetooth 5.1
  • USB Type C (USB 3.1 Gen1)
  • WiFi 802.11.b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz)
Security Side-mounted fingerprint reader
Software Android 11

The Xperia 10 III features the same 6.0-inch FHD+ OLED display as its predecessor. That means we’re still getting a 60Hz panel here. On the inside, the phone now uses a more capable Snapdragon 690 5G SoC, paired with 6GB RAM and 128GB UFS storage. On the back, you get a 12MP f/1.8 primary shooter flanked by two 8MP ultra-wide and telephoto sensors.

Xperia 10 III in various colors

The battery capacity sees a substantial upgrade, with the new model now packing a 4,500mAh cell compared to the measly 3,600mAh battery on its predecessor. The phone charges via a 30W fast charger, and Sony claims its Xperia Adaptive Charging solution will keep the battery healthy even after 3 years of use.

Finally, the Xperia 10 III comes with a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, Bluetooth 5.1, dual SIM, a 3.5mm audio jack, IP68 water and dust protection, and a microSD card slot.

Pricing & Availability

The Xperia 10 III comes in Black, Blue, Purple, and Pink colors and is available to pre-order for a price of €429 in Europe as of May 12, 2021. Some retailers are offering pre-order bonuses, such as estorepartner (Sony Xperia’s official partner in Germany) offering a free pair of Sony WH-CH710N noise-cancelling headphones (valued at €150).

    Sony Xperia 10 III
    The Xperia 10 III is Sony's budget 5G phone for 2021.

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