Earlier this year, at Mobile World Congress, Sony officially unveiled its newest smartphones, the Xperia XZ2 and the Xperia XZ2 Compact. At the time, there weren’t any confirmed details regarding a launch in the United States, but that’s changing today.
As noted today by The Verge, Sony is bringing the Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact to the U.S. market. That will begin with pre-orders through Best Buy’s online storefront beginning April 17 and running until April 19. On April 20, you’ll be able to buy both phones from Best Buy’s online store, and they’ll then be available in Best Buy retail stores on May 6.
The Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact will be available from Amazon and “other participating retailers” on May 20. The Xperia XZ2 Compact will retail for $649.99, while the Xperia XZ2 will cost $799.99.
As far as specs go, the Xperia XZ2 has a 5.7-inch Full HD+ (1080×2160) HDR TRILUMINOS display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and an 18:9 aspect ratio. There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor under the hood, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of built-in storage, and a microSD card slot that supports cards up to 400GB. On the back there is a 19MP MotionEye camera with the ability to record 4K HDR videos. There is a 5MP front-facing camera on the other side, and the handset is rated IP65/68 for water and dust resistance.
The Xperia XZ2 has a fingerprint reader on the back, the battery measures in at 3180mAh, and it supports features like Quick Stamina, Qi wireless charging, and Qualcomm’s QuickCharge 3.0 technology. It also has a USB Type-C port and a “new haptic experience” which adds a “perceptual sense of touch so you can feel your viewing experience”.
Meanwhile, the Xperia XZ2 Compact has a 5-inch Full HD+ (1080×2160) HDR TRILUMINOS display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and it is rated IP65/68 for water and dust resistance. The Snapdragon 845 processor is under the hood, and the XZ2 Compact boasts 4GB of RAM and 64GB of built-in storage. It also supports microSD cards up to 400GB in size.
The camera on the back is the same 19MP MotionEye camera with 4K HDR Movie recording, and the same 5MP front-facing camera is also present here, too. There is a fingerprint reader on the back, the battery measures in at 2870mAh, and it supports Qi wireless charging, Stamina Mode, and Qualcomm QuickCharge 3.0. It also has a USB Type-C port and Android 8.0 Oreo.
Do you plan on buying either one of these devices?