Several Sony e-stores in Europe are now officially taking pre-orders for the company's 2017 flagship - the Xperia XZ Premium
. While some third-party retailers already had pre-order listings
on their websites for the last couple of months, what's interesting to note here is that we have an official MSRP for the device alongside additional information regarding the gifts for early adopters.
For example, purchasing an XZ Premium in the UK will cost you £649, and if you reserve your unit before the end of the month
, you'll be able to get Sony’s MDR-NC750 headphones (worth about £60) free of charge. Meanwhile, Sony's German e-store offers the phone for €749, but with a far more enticing set of headphones as a gift - the MDR-100ABN, which usually sells for €299. Currently, there's no information about a US version of the phone, but we suspect that a Stateside premiere is not too far off.
Color variants include "Luminous Chrome" and "Deepsea Black", but an additional Bronze Pink variation
is also expected to become available at some point. However, users who wish to purchase the handset in that hue won't be able to benefit from the pre-order bonus, as one has to order the XZ Premium before May 31st.
As a reminder, the XZ Premium is expected to ship in the beginning of June. Although the large bezels on the phone look a bit passé after the announcements of the LG G6
and Samsung Galaxy 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.