It looks like Sony has opened pre-orders for the Xperia 1 II (Mark 2) in the United States, as B&H Photo Video – an authorised Sony dealer – has the phone listed at $1,198. While pre-orders are live, there is no release date on the listing, so we still don’t have any confirmation on the US launch date.
One point that is not clear to us is that the phone is listed as the ‘North American variant’ and that it supports 5G networks. Our understanding when the Xperia 1 II was first announced, was that the US model would only support 4G. So, the listing could either be a mistake, or Sony has u-turned on gimping the US model. We’ll try to bring some clarity on this point as soon as we have it.
In the meantime, who plans to pre-order at this price? Has Sony priced you out of the market? Let us know in the comments below.
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