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The Sony Xperia 10 II is a Snapdragon 665-powered mid-ranger priced at RM1799
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The Sony Xperia 10 II is a Snapdragon 665-powered mid-ranger priced at RM1799

by Vyncent ChanMay 16, 2020
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Sony announced the Xperia 10 II yesterday, a mid-range device which is priced like a flagship. Sony has equipped the Sony Xperia 10 II with some pretty cool features that you don’t usually get in the mid-range segment like an OLED display and a IP65/IP68 rating, but I am not exactly sure if it’s worth the rather lofty asking price of the Xperia 10 II.

Under the hood, you get a Snapdragon 665 chipset, the same chipset you find in sub-RM600 smartphones like the realme 5 and Redmi Note 8. The chipset itself is over a year old by now, and Qualcomm offers plenty of more powerful options in its Snapdragon 700 series of chips.

The chip is paired to 4GB RAM and 128GB storage, with the Xperia 10 II also supporting microSD cards up to 1TB. The battery in the Xperia 10 II is much smaller than the aforementioned mid-range devices though, with a small-ish 3600 mAh unit keeping the lights on.

Sony Xperia 10 II camera and screen

Things begin to look a little better when you look at the display, as its a 6″ 21:9 FHD OLED panel. It sports TRILUMINOS technology to improve your viewing experience and the ultra-wide aspect ratio helps you better enjoy movies on the Xperia 10 II. Over on the back you get a triple camera setup, with a 12MP main camera supported by an 8MP ultra-wide shooter and an 8MP telephoto camera. It also supports 4K video capture, in case you want to unleash the videographer in you.

sony xperia 10 ii waterproof

Coming from the Xperia 10, you now get a new glass back and the new IP65/IP68 ingress protection, but you will still have to settle for a plastic frame with the Xperia 10 II. Here are the specifications of the Xperia 10 II:

Sony Xperia 10 II Specs

  • Snapdragon 665, octa-core up to 2.0 GHz, 11nm
  • 4GB RAM
  • 128GB storage (expandable via microSD)
  • 6″ FHD+ 21:9 OLED display, TRILUMINOS technology
  • 12MP f/2.0 + 8MP f/2.2 ultra-wide + 8MP f/2.4 2x telephoto
  • 8MP f/2.0 selfie camera
  • 3600 mAh battery
  • RM1799

Sony Xperia 10 II colors

If you are interested to get the Sony Xperia 10 II, it will be available in Malaysia starting July 2020 in four colors, Black, Grey, Mint and Blue.

Pokdepinion: Well now Sony has got me wondering just how much the Xperia 1 II will cost here in Malaysia.

About The Author
Vyncent Chan
Technology enthusiast, casual gamer, pharmacy graduate. Strongly opposes proprietary standards and always on the look out for incredible bang-for-buck.