Back in April, Sony had launched the Xperia XZ2 Premium flagship phone. At the unveil event, the Japanese tech giant did not confirm on its pricing and release date. Today, the company has confirmed that the Xperia XZ2 Premium will be releasing in the U.S. on July 30 with a price tag of $999.
Amazon and Best Buy will start receiving pre-orders of the Xperia XZ2 Premium from July 9. Pre-ordering the smartphone from Amazon will allow customers to receive a pair of Xperia Ear Duo wireless headphones for free. Since the handset will be available unlocked in the U.S., customers will have to spend $999 at one shot to avail it.
The Xperia XZ2 Premium will be arriving with a 5.8-inch 4K HDR display that supports a conventional aspect ratio of 16:9. The Snapdragon 845 that powers the phone is coupled with 6 GB of RAM. It is the company’s first flagship smartphone to arrive with a dual camera setup on its rear. It includes a 19-megapixel primary RGB sensor and a 12-megapixel monochrome sensor that can capture impressive shots in dim light conditions. A couple of photos that were snapped using the smartphone had surfaced earlier in this month to reveal its photography prowess.
For shooting selfies, it features a 13-megapixel front-facing camera. It is loaded with Android 8.0 Oreo and is packed with a 3,450mAh capacity battery. For storage, it offers an inbuilt space of 64 GB along with a microSD card slot.
Sony is also expected to begin the pre-orders of the Xperia XZ2 Premium in China starting from July 2. However, it is yet to confirm on the pricing of the smartphone for the Chinese market. In Taiwan, the Japanese firm will be holding a press meeting on July 5 to announce the arrival of the smartphone in the country.
In related news, Sony is reportedly working on a successor for the XZ2 Premium. It is speculated to sport an 18:9 aspect ratio display.
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