Sony’s Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact are available to pre-order in the US from $649/$799

Sony launched its new range of flagships back in February at MWC 2018 consisting of the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact. The new handsets sport Sony’s slick new design, 18:9 displays, and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 processor. It’s been a while since Sony unveiled its new offerings but details on availability and pricing for both Europe and the US have finally been revealed.

According to The Verge, both of Sony’s new flagships will be available to pre-order online from Best Buy from April 13-19 with an official release date of April 20. If buying a phone online isn’t your bag, from May 6 you’ll be able to buy the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact directly from a bricks-and-mortar Best Buy store. Both handsets will go on general release from Amazon and other participating retailers from May 20th. Prices start at $649.99 for the Xperia XZ2 Compact and $799.99 for the larger Xperia XZ2 with handsets available in Black, White Silver, Coral Pink, and Moss Green.

In case you were wondering about across the pond, you can grab the 5.7-inch Xperia XZ2 and the 5-inch XZ2 Compact in Europe and the UK for €799/£699 and €599/£529 respectively from Sony’s online store as well as Amazon and various network operators.

What do you think of Sony’s new Xperia XZ2 range of smartphones? Are you bothered that both the regular Xperia XZ2 and the XZ2 Compact lack a 3.5mm audio jack, which Sony tried and failed to explain away, or is it mitigated by the fact that at least the phones will have functioning fingerprint readers? Let us know in the comments below.

Via: The Verge

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He's been an Android fan ever since owning an HTC Hero, with the Dell Streak being his first phablet. He currently carries a Pixel 2 XL, Huawei P20 Pro, and a Huawei MediaPad M5 (8.4) in his pockets and thinks nothing of lugging a 17-inch laptop around in his backpack. When not immersed in the world of Android and gadgets, he's an avid sports fan, and like all South Africans, he loves a good Braai (BBQ).

  • pda96

    For a company that is irrelevant in the smartphone sector, it’s best not to adopt controversial features… lack of a headphone jack! Also, it doesn’t help to have “me too” prices. Give potential buyers a reason to flock to your brand, Sony!! One good way is to have lower asking prices.