May 24th, 2020

Earlier this year, Sony announced their latest smartphone in the form of the Sony Xperia 1 II. The handset is pretty much the successor to last year’s Xperia 1, except that it has been given quite a few substantial upgrades in terms of performance and its cameras. If you’ve had your eye on the handset, then you might be pleased to learn that you’ll be able to pre-order it very soon.

Sony has announced that on the 1st of June, 2020, the Xperia 1 II will be available for pre-order. The handset is priced at $1,199.99 which is by no means cheap, but if you were to pre-order it before the 28th of June, Sony will be tossing in a free pair of wireless earbuds,, the Sony WF-1000XM3, which Sony has valued at $230.

As a quick recap for those who missed Sony’s announcement earlier this year, the Sony Xperia 1 II will come with a 6.5-inch 4K HDR OLED display. Under the hood, the handset will be powered by none other than Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 chipset, 8GB of RAM, 5G connectivity, and 256GB of storage with a microSD card slot that supports up to 1TB of storage.

There will also be a 4,000mAh battery, support for wireless charging, and is also IP68 rated for dust and water resistance. Other features include a front-facing pair of stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos support, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a quad camera setup on the back with a variety of focal points ranging from ultra wide to 3x optical zoom.

The handset has been positioned to be a media powerhouse so if this sounds like a phone you’d love to get your hands on, set a reminder for the 1st of June, where the handset is estimated to begin shipping out on 24th of July.

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