Sony Xperia Ace 3: Compact smartphone unveiled in multiple colours with a 4,500 mAh battery
Sony may have unveiled the Xperia 1 IV and Xperia 10 IV today, but it also introduced the Xperia Ace 3 in Japan. Marketed as the Xperia Ace III, the smartphone measures 140 x 69 x 8.9 mm, making it one of the smallest Android smartphones on the market. However, the Xperia Ace 3 is still a fair way bigger than the iPhone 13 mini, which comes in at 131.5 x 64.2 x 7.7 mm.
Additionally, the Xperia Ace 3 has a 5.5-inch display that resolves at 720p, unchanged from the Xperia Ace 2. Sony has included Gorilla Glass Victus this time around though, which Corning announced in July 2020. First used in the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, Corning claims that Gorilla Glass Victus has twice the scratch resistance of Gorilla Glass 6. Also, the Xperia Ace 3 offers IP68 certification against dust and water.
Elsewhere, the Xperia Ace 3 relies on the Snapdragon 480, a 5G chipset that should be approximately twice as powerful as the MediaTek Helio P35 that powers the Xperia Ace 2. Moreover, the Xperia Ace 3 comes with 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage and a 4,500 mAh battery. Unsurprisingly, Sony equips the Xperia Ace 3 with basic cameras, with a 5 MP sensor upfront and a 13 MP sensor on the back. Sony will sell the Xperia Ace 3 in blue, black, grey and orange; pricing and international availability remain unknown at this stage, though.