Sony launched the Xperia XZ2 duo back in April in China. At the time of launch, the smaller sibling, the Xperia XZ2 was priced at 5999 Yuan (~$954). Despite the flagship grade specs, this was an exorbitant price considering the competitive nature of the Chinese market as well as the availability of better options. However, just under four months of its release, the Xperia XZ2 is selling for nearly $300 less than its official price tag. China’s leading retailer, JD.com is currently offering the phone for just 3999 Yuan ($584) which is a massive price cut in such a short time span!
At present, only the 6+64GB variant seems to be on sale and you can get it in just one color: Liquid Black. Other colors namely liquid silver, deep green, and ash pink are currently listed as out of stock. After this price cut, the Xperia XZ2 turns out to be a competitive option for high-end buyers.
The phone comes with a double-glass sandwich design featuring a 3D curved back to enhance the grip and a metal frame in the middle. Powered by the top-end Snapdragon 845 chipset inside, the phone features a beautiful 5.7-inch 2160x1080p display with TRILUMINOS, X-Reality Engine and HDR. The XZ2 features a single 19MP motion eye camera which can record 4K HDR and 960 fps slo-mo videos. Other notable features include 3060mAh battery, IP68 water and dust resistance, QC 3.0, Wireless charging, and Android 8.0 Oreo.
Sony’s sales have been dwindling in the past few years with the company even planning to revise its initial estimate from 10 million smartphone sales in 2018 to 9 million after a disappointing Q2 2018. In comparison, the company had sold over 22 million smartphones in 2017.