Sony first announced the Xperia XZ2 Premium back in April, but fell short of providing an official SRP for the phone. However, that might change come the month of July.
According to reports, Sony Mobile Taiwan has planned an event on 5 July 2018, where it is speculated that the official pricing for the Xperia XZ2 Premium will be announced. Sony has been tight-lipped about the subject, but earlier reports say that Sony Mobile China would begin receiving pre-orders for the phone on 2 July 2018 at an estimated price of US$965 (~RM3,890).
It’s also likely that the launch date and pricing for the Xperia XZ2 Premium will differ for each country. In Japan, the phone is only expected to launch sometime in late August. On top of that, Japanese consumers will be able to purchase the phone with a plan under the Japanese telco NTT Docomo for a more afforadable 67,392 Yen (~RM2,473).
The Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium is the company’s first dual-camera flagship smartphone. It features a 5.8-inch 4K HDR display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, 6GB of RAM, 64GB of expandable storage, and will run Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box.
The main dual-camera array comprises a 12MP f/1.6 monochrome sensor and a 19MP f/1.8 RGB sensor, and is expected to shoot pictures at up to 51,200 ISO and capture videos at 12,800 ISO. The phone will also come with a larger 3,540mAh battery to power up the phone and its more power-hungry display.
There’s still no word on when Sony Mobile Malaysia will be bringing the phone into Malaysia, or how much it will cost. So until an official word is given, it’s best to take all of the aforementioned prices with a large grain of salt.