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Sony Xperia XZ Premium will be available to pre-order June 12

Sony today confirmed that its high-end Xperia XZ Premium will be available to pre-order in the United States on June 12. You’ll be able to purchase an unlocked unit a week later from a number of participating retailers — but beware the high price tag.

Unveiled back in February at Mobile World Congress, the Xperia XZ Premium is Sony’s first smartphone with a super-sharp 4K display and Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 835 processor. It also offers 4GB of RAM, 64GB of speedy UFS storage, a microSD card slot, and a 19-megapixel Exmor RS rear-facing camera with slow-motion recording at 960 frames-per-second.

As you would expect with a new flagship, Android 7.0 Nougat is also pre-installed. Other features include a 3,230mAh battery with Smart STAMINA and Qnovo adaptive charging, IP68 dust- and water-resistance, and a 13-megapixel front-facing camera with a 22mm wide-angle lens for greater selfies.

Of course, all those things command a premium price tag. Sony says the Xperia XZ Premium will have a suggested retail price of $799.99 for those buying the handset off-contract. You’ll be able to pre-order yours on June 12 from Amazon and Best Buy, while unlocked models will go on sale on June 19 at Amazon, Best Buy, Fry’s, and other participating retailers.

Sony has also confirmed that its midrange Xperia XA1 Ultra will be available to pre-order on June before going on sale online on June 21, and in stores on July 2. Its much-anticipated Xperia Touch will be available to pre-order June 16 for $1,699.99.


Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...

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