Some pre-orders of the Xperia XZ3 will also get the Xperia Ear Duo open-ear headphones for free!

Sony has just dropped the Xperia XZ3 — its latest flagship smartphone — and it has quite a few things going for itself. A huge 6-inch, 18:9 OLED display (first time Sony doesn't use an LCD panel on its flagships!), flagship specs through and through, wireless charging to finally justify that glass back, and a new Side Sense feature to interact with the phone by just tapping on its frame.

Of course, there's this one other thing that might be a problem... its price tag. The Xperia XZ3 will be launching for a mind-boggling price of $900. Yeah, that's $100 more than the XZ2, which launched earlier this year, and just $100 shy of a Note 9, an iPhone X, or the Xperia XZ2 Premium with its dual camera and 4K screen.

However, Sony does offer a bundle that will soften the blow a bit. If you pre-order the Xperia XZ3 on Amazon (pre-orders start on September 24th), you will also get a set of Xperia Ear Duo open-ear headphones, which by themselves cost $280.

The Ear Duo is a pretty cool, innovative product for those that want to enjoy their music wherever and whenever they go, but still need to be able to hear the environment around them. The wireless headset delivers sound straight to our ear canals, yet has an open design that allows outside noises to come in as well. The result is the ability to be fully aware of your surroundings, yet still listen to your favorite tunes. Sure, the bass won't rock your socks, but hey — where safety matters, compromises need to be made.

The bundle offer will be available for a limited number of supplies. So, basically, it's a first-come, first-serve thing. Good luck!


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