Sony launches its latest midrange phone with minimal upgrades

Sony Xperia 10 VI Price Nepal
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Sony just launched a fresh smartphone that slots in the midrange space. It is the Sony Xperia 10 V successor and comes with a few tweaks while it continues to have the same confusing name. In this article, we will discuss the latest Sony Xperia 10 VI in further detail including its price in Nepal while also juxtaposing it with its predecessor.

Sony Xperia 10 VI Overview

Design and Display

The latest edition of Sony’s midrange largely remains unchanged from the previous model. We get the same monotone finish while the camera island has gone a bit more subtle with seamless integration to the back panel itself. Sony mentions that the Xperia 10 VI is light, soft, and translucent. Despite that, the phone boasts ingress protection 65 and 68 ratings and is quite resistant to outside exposure. Meanwhile, it ships in Blue, Black, and White colour options.

Sony Xperia 10 VI Colours

This toughness continues up front as well with a Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protecting the screen. The Sony Xperia 10 VI has a rather elongated panel with a 21:9 aspect ratio — perfect for media consumption. Additionally, it is the company’s proprietary Triluminos Display which is an OLED and offers a vivid viewing experience with a complete DCI-P3 colour gamut. Other than that, it comes in an FHD+ resolution, a 60Hz refresh rate, and a 120Hz touch sampling rate. Moreover, the top and bottom bezels are not going anywhere which houses the front-facing stereo speakers offering 360 Reality Audio certified sound.

Performance

The Sony Xperia 10 VI sees quite a bit of upgrade in the performance department. Firstly, the chipset has been updated to Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 as its predecessor had to make do with the same old Snapdragon 695 as the year prior. While the internal architecture of both the silicons is more or less the same, the newer chip has a more efficient 4nm lithography backing it up for better performance.

Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 Chipset

Secondly, the phone also receives a memory bump to 8GB coming in from 6GB on the previous model. Contrarily, the storage size remains unchanged at 128GB which is on the lower end by 2024 standards. However, that should not be an issue as this phone supports microSDXC cards of up to 1.5TB. Software-wise, the Sony Xperia 10 VI boots on Android 14 and is promised to receive three and four years of OS and security updates respectively.

Camera and the rest

Moving on to the camera, this time the company has decided to cut down on the number of optics on its phone. The Sony Xperia 10 VI comes with just two cameras on the back instead of three like its prior versions. The telephoto shooter has been snapped out of existence on this phone while the remaining two sensors remain unchanged. Given that, it comes with a 48MP primary camera with a 1/2.0” Exmor RS sensor. Similarly, the auxiliary lens on this phone is an 8MP ultrawide shooter while the front-facing camera is also an 8MP unit.

Sony Xperia 10 VI Camera

In the tank, the Sony Xperia 10 VI packs a 5,000 mAh battery which supports USB PD fast charging. Furthermore, it also comes with multiple features like Xperia Adaptive Charging, Battery Care, and STAMINA Mode. Apart from that, it is a 5 G-ready phone with dual SIM support with one Nano-SIM and one eSIM. Additional wireless connectivity includes dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth v5.2, and NFC support. Lastly, it also comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack for a wired connection.

Sony Xperia 10 VI Specifications

  • Design: Monotone translucent design, IP65/IP68-rated
  • Dimensions: 155.00 mm x 68.00 mm x 8.30 mm
  • Weight: 164 grams
  • Display: 6.1” OLED Panel, 21:9 aspect ratio, 60Hz refresh rate, 120Hz touch sampling rate, 100% DCI-P3 colour gamut
  • Resolution: FHD+ (1,080 x 2,520)
  • Chipset: Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 (4nm)
  • RAM: 8GB
  • ROM: 128GB + 1.5TB expandable with MicroSD card
  • OS: Android 14
  • Rear Camera: Dual Camera (48MP Primary with 1/2.0” Exmor RS sensor + 8MP Ultrawide)
  • Front Camera: 8MP Camera
  • Security: Fingerprint sensor, Face Unlock
  • Navigation: A-GPS, A-GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, QZSS
  • Battery: 5,000 mAh cell with USB PD fast charging
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM + eSIM), 5G, Dual-band WiFi, Hotspot, Bluetooth v5.2, NFC, USB 2.0 Type-C, 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Colour Options: Blue, Black, White

Sony Xperia 10 VI Price in Nepal and Availability

The phone was announced on 15 May 2024 alongside its flagship counterparts. Its price has been set at GBP 349 and will only start shipping in the middle of June. If and when it makes its way here, we expect the Sony Xperia 10 VI price in Nepal to be NPR 70,499.

Sony Xperia 10 VI Price in the UK (Official) Price in Nepal (Expected)
8GB + 128GB GBP 349 NPR 70,499
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