The wild Sony phones with 21: 9 screens appearing in the images a few weeks before being announced at the MWC were: Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus. They are now official, of course, and pre-orders are already in effect at the two major electronics retailers. Should you consider these phones? I think so, besides, they got certification on Verizon and work perfectly on most operators.
As a reminder, the Sony Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus resemble phones "super mid-range" to the extent that they have rigorous features without the high price. Although they may look like super premium phones, the super premium of this range is the Xperia 1, which you can read here.
For the Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus, you have very similar specifications, but in different sizes. The Xperia 10 runs on a Snapdragon 630 with 3GB RAM, 64GB storage (SD support), a 2870mAh battery, a 6 "FHD + display and a dual camera with a 13 MP and 5 MP configuration. The Xperia 10 Plus runs a Snapdragon 636 with a 6.5 "FHD + display, 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage (SD support), a 3000 mAh battery, and a dual-camera camera configuration 12MP and 8MP (+ 2x zoom). They feature USB-C ports, fingerprint readers, high-end audio support, 8MP front-end cameras and NFC chips (Hey, Moto G7!).
Their design is striking, with a zero lunette and thicker trays. We do not know yet whether they will be difficult to use with such long bodies, but they should allow for optimal content consumption. Knowing that Sony's cleaner approach to Android and its history of updates, these purchases could be very interesting mid-term.
How much do they cost? The Xperia 10 starts at $ 349 and the Xperia 10 Plus starts at $ 429. They work on Verizon, AT & T and T-Mobile. Pre-orders should be shipped on March 18th.
Sony Xperia 10 and 10 Plus Pre-orders:
// Verizon Open Development | reddit