Sony has formally unveiled the Xperia 5 II (Mark 2), which had been heavily leaked in the weeks leading up to today’s launch. All of the leaks were spot on in terms of features and specifications, but what we didn’t know was pricing and availability.
Sony confirmed in its press conference that the Xperia 5 II will launch in four colours (Black, Blue, Grey and Pink) with shipping from this month. However, we haven’t been able to find out exactly which region will be shipping that soon.
In Europe, Sony says that the Xperia 5 II will be available in Black, Blue and Grey colours and is priced at £799/€899, with shipping from ‘Autumn 2020’. Now this is a very vague launch date, but we understand it won’t be launching until the fourth quarter in Germany, and this is the region that normally receives them first in Europe alongside the UK. There will be no Grey colour option for the UK.
In the US, it is a bit more specific. The handset will only arrive in Black, with pre-orders opening on 29 September at $950, and shipping expected on 4 December 2020. Sony is also bundling a gaming bundle for US customers including a gaming headset, a 10,000mAh power bank and 21,600 Call of Duty Mobile Points. Sony says the Xperia 5 II is compatible with Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Cricket networks.