Xperia XZ2 Premium begins shipping July 30 in the US, costs $999.99

Xperia XZ2 Premium begins shipping July 30 in the US, costs $999.99
After months of speculation, Sony’s Xperia XZ2 Premium, which was officially announced back in April, finally has a price tag over in the United States and, unsurprisingly, it’s pretty high.

Going head to head with Apple’s iPhone X in the market, the Xperia XZ2 Premium will be available unlocked in the US for $999.99 and is currently set to begin shipping on July 30th. Nevertheless, those who are eager to purchase the smartphone will be able to do so ahead of time via a pre-order period that will be live on both Amazon and Best Buy’s websites starting July 9. Also, as an added extra for those who purchase it through the former's website, the company is throwing in a free pair of Sony’s Xperia Ear Duo wireless headphones which went on sale at the end of last month.

For the pretty high price tag, the XZ2 Premium offers a large 5.8-inch 4K display complete with a traditional 16:9 aspect ratio and the company’s trademark bezels. Also, the Snapdragon 845 by Qualcomm powers the smartphone and is coupled with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. When it comes to the camera department, the smartphone is Sony’s first flagship to sport a dual-camera setup on the rear in the form of a main 19-megapixel sensor accompanied by a monochrome 12-megapixel lens.

Despite the fact that Sony’s newest device is yet to be released, recent leaks have suggested the Japanese brand is already working on a successor that could possibly debut later on this year. Nevertheless, the device isn’t expected to bring any major to the tablet. In fact, the only significant upgrade is set to be the presence of an 18:9 aspect ratio.

source: Sony

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Xperia XZ2 Premium
  • Display 5.8" 2160 x 3840 pixels
  • Camera 19 MP / 13 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3540 mAh(26.5h 3G talk time)

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55 Comments

1. torr310

Posts: 1627; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

LOL....reminds me of Siny's previous Vaio.

11. Phonehex

Posts: 752; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

Forget everything. That thing weighs 236 grams ! Ouch. Definitely will put a lot of user against the purchase.

19. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 636; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

I doubt most people are concerned about the weight. Besides, there are way more pressing issues here.

39. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

I see many 10-year-old girls with iPhones over 200 grams and do not complain

50. AmashAziz

Posts: 2891; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Which iPhone is over 200g??

51. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 636; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

The 8 Plus is over 200g & all the other Plus models are very close to it.

2. greyhulk

Posts: 181; Member since: Jun 30, 2010

Poorly placed fingerprint sensor - check Barely bigger screen than XZ2 - check Grossly overpriced for what it is - check Good luck, Sony.

13. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

5.7" 16:9 is 4cm2 more than 5.7" 18:9. This one is 5.8" 16:9

33. mixedfish

Posts: 1545; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

That's why manufacturers love 18:9, dumb consumers can't tell the difference, they just see the inches and it ticks the box.

15. Stormrider

Posts: 66; Member since: Aug 30, 2016

The screen has a 10% larger area compared to the XZ2, that's not barely.

22. mpperrusquia

Posts: 13; Member since: Jun 01, 2018

It's a lot bigger than the XZ2. You do realize that you can't just compare diagonal across different aspect ratios right?

35. BL4NKF4CE

Posts: 122; Member since: Aug 06, 2017

Imagine if Samsung had a 4K 5.8" display in their S9? The thing would probably cost $1200USD lol.

3. deewinc

Posts: 455; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Forget the features, time to compete on price

4. CEDEOTB

Posts: 365; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

LMAO $1000 GO HOME SONY

36. BL4NKF4CE

Posts: 122; Member since: Aug 06, 2017

Its cause of the 4K display. Imagine if Samsung put a 4K display in their S9? It would be more expensive than this lol.

5. chris2k5

Posts: 239; Member since: Nov 17, 2012

Truly mind boggling how Sony can't seem to see what smartphone users want for the past 5 years. Is it that hard to look at what Samsung, Google, OnePlus, even Huawei are doing and take notes? They have the technology and the funds to do it but it seems they have the wrong people leading...Cause anyone with an ounce of intelligence can see this is NOT what the smartphone user wants.

16. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

What you mean is in fact what geeks want. Not reguçar costumer. I doubt more than 2% of smartphone users know what Android, iOS, oled, OIS are ...

6. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 904; Member since: May 07, 2014

I would get Oppo Find X over this any day.

28. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

Oppo is a obsolete phone whith obsoleta display

52. AmashAziz

Posts: 2891; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Your grammar is obsolete.

7. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 636; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

Haha. That price is laughable for what Sony & this phone offer. GTFO.

8. Joosty

Posts: 467; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

It will drop to $700 in a few months. S9+ over this....

10. jellmoo

Posts: 2533; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

That's the biggest problem. Even if it drops to $700, it would still be the S9 over this.

30. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

S9 is an obsolete garbage, with a crapmoled pentile of low resolution, a camera of 2017, poor autonomy, and a low performance you can not compare it with the technology of xzp 2 is another level

31. sissy246

Posts: 7006; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Stop trying so hard. The s9 is a great phone, don't be so jealous that you can't have one. This phone will probably be a good phone also but it is way over priced.

40. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

I have a chrome xzp with a 4k screen, I do not need a trash from xamfumg s9, with lags, low performance, slow updates, low resolution screen with saw teeth, poor autonomy, and a camera of 2017

46. sissy246

Posts: 7006; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Wow, I am totally not impressed. That phone has it fair share of problems not to mention big a$$ ugly bezels.

47. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1526; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

You talking just about bezels. It also has worst camera(except slo-mo) in it’s range. https://youtu.be/d5QypRuSE50https://youtu.be/H75uceF6fNc

9. jellmoo

Posts: 2533; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

It's almost as if Sony and HTC are fighting for the title of King of Irrelevance in the mobile world.

12. TechNeck

Posts: 643; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

This is for real a straight up NO.

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