Sony has always been accused of overpricing its phones but the Japanese tech giant is not about to ditch this strategy, which doesn’t seem to be paying off, really.
According to the latest reports, the company’s new flagship – Sony Xperia XZ Premium – will be available for purchase in the U.S. as from June 19. This is just three weeks from now and apparently, you’ll need a massive $800 to get your hands on this masterpiece.
The announcement comes from the official Sony Mobile USA branch, adding that you can start placing your pre-orders for the phone as from June 12. The Sony Xperia XZ Premium will be available in the U.S. in three color variants of Deepsea Black, Luminous Chrome and Bronze Pink. As usual, you will be able to find this phone via a number of established retailers, but since it’s selling as an unlocked phone, there’s no room for the phone on major carriers in the country.
The Sony Xperia XZ Premium will be sold through the likes of Amazon, Fry’s and Amazon and just like any of its flagship phones in the country, the fingerprint scanner will be disabled. Other than that, all other hardware specs and features will remain intact, including a Snapdragon 835 SoC, 4GB RAM, a 5.5-inch UHD display screen and Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box.
— Sony Xperia US (@SonyXperiaUS) May 31, 2017
The same day that the Xperia XZ Premium will be available for pre-orders is also the same date that Xperia XA1 Ultra fans can pre-orders theirs too. Similarly, this phablet will also start shipping on June 21, but in-store availability will have to wait until a month from now. As for the pricing, the company did not mention what this Xperia XA1 Ultra will cost.