All new Sony Xperia phones announced at MWC 2017 are coming to the US


Sony's been quite busy at MWC 2017, announcing no less than four new Android smartphones: Xperia XZ Premium, Xperia XZs, Xperia XA1, and Xperia XA1 Ultra.

While we knew that the XZ Premium and XZs would arrive in the US this spring (albeit without fingerprint scanners), we weren't sure about the XA1 models. But we can now confirm that all four new handsets will be available Stateside. As you can see by visiting the source link below, Sony Mobile's official US website currently lists the four Xperias as "coming soon", even allowing interested customers to register for updates about the XZ Premium's availability.

Right now, we have exact release dates and pricing info only for the Xperia XZs (April 5, $699) and Xperia XA1 (April 26, $299). But the Xperia XZ Premium and Xperia XA1 Ultra will likely be out at about the same time.

Since all recent Xperias launched in the US were (or still are) sold only unlocked, we don't really expect carriers to offer any of these 2017 Sony smartphones. But we'll let you know if we hear anything on this. Until then, you can check out more details about the new Xperia range at the links below.

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20 Comments

1. Omarc07

Posts: 574; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

i really hope all carriers would get them At&t, verizon, sprint and tmobile. Because buying them unlocked their expensive ,,But oh well not gonna get my hopes up.

6. combatmedic870

Posts: 984; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Well also Wi-Fi calling is an important feature you get with some carriers. You don't get that with an unlocked phone.

7. Bernoulli

Posts: 4359; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

You actually do, android 6 fixed that

9. combatmedic870

Posts: 984; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Really?!?!? Well s**t, i guess ill start looking elsewhere finally. I really didnt know that! So unlocked phones with nougat will have WiFi calling?!!?

12. Bernoulli

Posts: 4359; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Yep, in fact it was first with the unlocked blackberry priv, then everyone else followed.

14. Omarc07

Posts: 574; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

nice i also didnt know that! Also do you know if Volte works? with tmobile and At&t?

15. Bernoulli

Posts: 4359; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Am honestly not sure, and none of us own t mobile branded phones so I couldn't tell you whether awesome clarity OS volte or t mobile HD voice

20. ohmibod

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 28, 2017

i looked at the XA original on amazon and the answers from people are claiming that it's missing band 12 for tmobile so if your area uses that band, you may be out of luck. This is the XA1, the successor, so let's hope adds more bands. Other than that, the original XA seems to support a decent amount of bands for GSM in US so i don't see why XA1 would be any less.

2. TechGirl90 unregistered

AWESOME!, I know Plasticsh1t is going to like this news! ^_^

16. Bernoulli

Posts: 4359; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Is that a reference to Samsung?

18. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3101; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

I sure am. Very excited for the XZ Premium. Can't wait to try it in store.

3. eman99

Posts: 409; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

Probably just GSM phones again no CDMA love here

5. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1049; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

Can't blame them, GSM is global and CDMA is obsolete. Verizon and Sprint are both slowly moving away but it's taking longer than it should.

4. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

Sony had a great effort here but dropped the ball in 1 very important area - BATTERY. It's a a shame because I really like this phone. 3230mAh Battery with a 4K display should be a felony.

8. libra89

Posts: 2272; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Agreed. Not sure why they chose to do this...

10. combatmedic870

Posts: 984; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Yes the battery seems to be a little small. Would a 3600 have made you more happy? 370 more mah? 12%ish more battery? Personally, for me, if the phone gives me 6-7 hours of screen on time. I'm satisfied. The 835 is probably 50% more power efficient vs the 810 that was in the Z5 premium. The Z5 premium IS able to get 5-7 hours of screen on time with the 810. So im not seeing the problem here. We can only assume the screen of the new xz premium is going to be more power efficient(40% I believe). Once again... where is the problem???

11. combatmedic870

Posts: 984; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Now, had the z5 premium had the 820, THEN I'd be worried, it didnt. But the 835 is going to be rather power efficient. The 835 is going off of the rather good 820 and makes it better in every way possible. Going from A57(820) to A73(835) is going to make a difference in power and efficiency. Add onto the 10nm vs 14nm. Very soon we are going to hit a plateau in power. Efficiency will get better. But with out a new type of battery we are stuck.

13. Z.....

Posts: 355; Member since: Feb 01, 2017

I'd take a big die core at 18nm vs small 10 or 14nm die core. More power vs less energy efficiency. What crap nonsense 10nm.

17. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

Ehh? The whole point is to increase performance and battery longevity and to make the components thinner...

19. ohmibod

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 28, 2017

anyone know if this is a USA release date

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