Sony Xperia 1 II U.S. pre-orders start June 1st at a pricey $1200 with free WF-1000XM3 earbuds
In February Sony took the wraps off the Xperia 1 II (pronounced “mark two”), its latest flagship for 2020. The phone went on sale earlier this month in its home country Japan and now the company is expanding its availability to the US.
The Sony Xperia 1 II will be up for pre-order from June 1st for a price of $1,200, a steep increase of $200 over the last year’s Xperia 1. The pre-orders will start shipping out on July 26. Those who pre-order by June 28 will be eligible for a free pair of Sony WF-1000XM3 noise-canceling True Wireless earbuds. The phone will be sold unlocked from Sony’s authorized retailers and will be compatible with Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Cricket, and MetroPCS networks.
In the US, Xperia 1 II will miss out on 5G support and will only be offered in the 4G variant. Both the Europe and Japanese variants have the 5G support onboard so it’s unclear why the company is not offering the same level of connectivity on the US model.
Sony says it plans to launch a new 5G capable phone called Xperia Pro with support for both mmWave and Sub-6GHz 5G bands. The phone will retain the display and camera setup of the Xperia 1 II and will feature “Sony’s unique 4-way antenna technology and low-permittivity materials” for improved signal reception and data Speeds on mmWave networks. Details about other specifications as well as release date and availability of the Xperia Pro are unknown, as of now.
|Specifications||Sony Xperia 1 II|
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|Fingerprint Sensor||Side-mounted fingerprint|
|Android Version||Android 10|
Source: PR Newswire