Sony had dropped two new ‘Xperia X’ devices earlier this month during IFA in Berlin, the Xperia XZ and Xperia X Compact. These two smartphones joined the likes of the Xperia X, Xperia XA, Xperia XA Ultra and Xperia X Performance, devices which were introduced earlier this year. That being said, the Xperia XZ is already available in some parts of Europe, including Germany, Netherlands, the UK, etc.
The Xperia XZ will become available in the US soon, though it will not sport a fingerprint scanner like the European model, which is a shame. Anyhow, if you’re looking to purchase this smartphone in Europe, you should know that Sony has kicked off a new promotion, the company is giving away their Sony MDR-XB950BT headphones for free if you pre-order the Xperia XZ. Now, do keep in mind that this promotion is not available everywhere, but it is available on most of the company’s European sites. These headphones offer extra bass, and are wireless, while they’re worth around £100 ($132) on their own, so this is a nice deal by Sony. This promotion is currently live in the UK (£549), Italy (€699), Germany (€699), Sweden (SEK 6,990), Netherlands (€699) and Poland (2,990 Zloty). You can pre-order the Xperia XZ on the aforementioned sites in Forest Blue, Mineral Black and Platinum color variants, while pre-order period ends on October 5th in the UK, and October 10th in mainland Europe. For those of you who live in the UK, you might want to know that some third-party retailers are offering this very same promotion as well, you can get these headphones if you pre-order the device from Carphone Warehouse (£499) or Clove (£549).
The Sony Xperia XZ is essentially the company’s new flagship smartphone. This device sports a 5.2-inch fulHD display, 3GB of RAM and 32GB / 64GB of expandable internal storage. The device is fueled by the Snapdragon 820 SoC, and a 2,900mAh battery is available on the inside. The 23-megapixel snapper (24mm lens) is placed on the back of the Xperia XZ, while you’ll find a 13-megapixel shooter on the phone’s front side. There are stereo speakers included in this package, and Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow comes pre-installed on the device with Sony’s custom UI. If you’d like to take a look at a more detailed spec sheet, click here.