The Sony Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact are now available for pre-orders in select European markets. In the UK, consumers may now pre-order the Xperia XZ2 on Amazon UK for £699 ($964), and they may choose from Liquid Black, Liquid Silver, and Deep Green variants. For the same price, the online retail giant is offering the dual-SIM variant of the Xperia XZ2, although this model is only available in Liquid Black color. In addition, both the single-SIM and the dual-SIM variants of the Xperia XZ2 Compact are available for pre-order on Amazon UK for £529 ($730), although only the black color option can be pre-ordered at this point. On the other hand, Clove is offering the Moss Green and Coral Pink variants of the Xperia XZ2 Compact for £599 ($826). The two new Sony handsets will likely be launched in the United Kingdom on April 5.
Aside from the UK, the Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact are now also available for pre-order in a number of other European countries including France, Germany, Italy, and Spain, where Amazon is offering the Xperia XZ2 at €799, which translates to $983 at the current exchange rate, while the Xperia XZ2 Compact comes with a price tag of €599 ($739). The two handsets will likely be launched on April 6.
Both the Sony Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact were launched by the Japanese smartphone manufacturer at Mobile World Congress last month. The two handsets are both powered by the Snapdragon 845 chipset from Qualcomm and include 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal flash storage, which can be expanded using a microSD card. The smartphones are both equipped with a 19-megapixel rear camera, which is capable of shooting slow-motion videos at 960fps and also supports 4K HDR recording. While both smartphones sport a display with an aspect ratio of 18:9, the Xperia XZ2 has a 5.7-inch screen, while the Xperia XZ2 Compact ships with a smaller 5-inch panel. Another key difference between the two handsets pertains to their batteries; the Xperia XZ2 contains a 3,180mAh cell, while the Xperia XZ2 Compact includes a 2,700mAh battery.