The situation surrounding Sony's flagship smartphone -- or lack thereof -- was beginning to turn into a saga. After the release of the Xperia Z2 and Z3 last year, Sony fans let out a collective sigh when it emerged that the Xperia Z4 would be a Japan-only release, and with Samsung, HTC and LG having all recently unveiled their flagship devices, it appeared, for a while, as though Sony was simply not interested in competing with the early high-enders of 2015.
That notion was quelled last week with the announcement of the Xperia Z3+
, which, to all intents and purposes, is a renamed Xperia Z4. The big difference between the two is that the former is not limited to one nation, and if you're based in Europe and looking to get your paws on the Z3+, prices and pre-order details have just begun to trickle through.
The good news for European fans of the Xperia Z3+ is that, in many regions, it's up for pre-order. The less-enthralling news is that it comes with a hefty fee, with much of Europe seeing prices at or around €699 ($764). Those in the U.K., meanwhile, will be parting with around £550 ($836).
Here's a country-by-country round-up, along with prices, of some retailers that have the device up for pre-order.
- SmartphoneShop.be -- €699 ($764)
- CDON.com -- DKK 5,490 ($808)
- ProShop -- DKK 6,039 ($889)
- Webhallen -- DKK 5,595 ($824) (bundled with Sony's HDR-AZ1 Action Cam)
- Gigantti -- €749 ($819) (bundled with Sony's HDR-AZ1 Action Cam)
- Amazon.de -- €699 ($764) (Exclusive to O2, pre-orders begin mid-June)
- T-Mobile.nl -- No confirmed price, but may launch on June 8th
- Elkjop.no -- NOK 6,490 ($837) (bundled with Sony's HDR-AZ1 Action Cam)
- Komplett.no -- NOK 6,490 ($837) (bundled with Sony's HDR-AZ1 Action Cam)
- Prisjakt -- SEK 6,990 ($762)
- Amazon.co.uk -- £549.99 ($836)
- Clove -- £549.00 ($835)
- Handtec -- £545.99 ($830)
- Mobile Fun -- £549.00 ($835)
Aside from Europe, the Xperia Z3+ and dual-SIM Xperia Z3+ Dual are available in Hong Kong for the price of HKD 5,698 ($735).
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Sony's Xperia Z3+ in pictures