Amazon kicks off Sony Xperia XZ3 pre-orders in the US, throwing in free Xperia Ear Duo headset

Amazon kicks off Sony Xperia XZ3 pre-orders in the US, throwing in free Xperia Ear Duo headset
Sony’s latest flagship smartphone may not be 5G-ready (duh), also capping off at a modest (by ultra-high-end standards) 4GB RAM in the US and Europe, with its battery life proving a bitter disappointment in our in-depth testing.

But even though we expected the Xperia XZ3 to only kick off pre-orders stateside on September 24 ahead of an actual October 17 commercial rollout, you can already reserve an early copy of the 6-inch OLED powerhouse over on Amazon, which is pretty nice.

Better yet, the e-commerce giant lists September 24 as the handset’s release date now. And best of all, if you hurry, you can get a crazy valuable gift that will take a lot of the sting out of an arguably exorbitant $899.99 recommended price.

We’re not talking about a free PlayStation 4 copy of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, which itself felt quite compelling for early Sony Xperia XZ3 adopters on the old continent, but rather the company’s ingenious “dual-listening” Xperia Ear Duo wireless earbuds.

There’s no telling how long this deal might last, but if you pre-order the unlocked Xperia XZ3 today (in black), you’re eligible for a complimentary matching pair of Xperia Ear Duo headphones, which normally cost a whopping $280 by themselves.

If you don’t like free stuff, a “phone only version” of the Xperia XZ3 is available in Forest Green at the full $899.99 retail price, also targeting a September 24 delivery date.
The Snapdragon 845-powered, Android 9.0 Pie-running phone doesn’t appear to have commenced US pre-orders anywhere else, and the company’s own regional webpage continues to lack a purchase button. 

There’s definitely a chance Amazon jumped the gun here, but if you were thinking about buying an XZ3, now’s the time to pull the trigger and hope the September 24 shipping date sticks.

source: Amazon
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