The company's e-stores in Europe recently started taking orders
for the 2017 Sony flagship, bundling a set of premium headphones to people who reserve their unit before May 31st.
Apparently, high-end headphones are not a cool enough gift for Austria's "3" telecom, so the carrier's pre-order bonus for the XZ Premium is a free Playstation 4 Slim. This is the white 500GB version of the console we're talking about, with a controller of the same color also included in the mix.
This is by far one of the most enticing early adopter deals we've seen to date, and we sure hope that Sony or some US carriers would consider offering similar incentives when the handset eventually becomes available Stateside.
As a reminder, the XZ Premium is one of the hottest Android flagships for 2017, which is further evidenced by the fact that it won the "Best New Smartphone" award at MWC 2017. Although the large bezels on the phone look a bit passé after the announcements of the LG G6
and Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+, the handset certainly makes up for it in the hardware department. It features the powerful Snapdragon 835 chipset, a 5.5-inch 4K HDR display, and a new 19 MP main camera that can shoot super slow motion
videos at 960 fps.