At over £1,000 the Xperia 1 II (that’s Mark 2 if you’re a bit baffled by the name) isn’t exactly a bargain. In fact, that price makes it one of the most expensive phones the Japanese technology firm has ever released.
Sony is clearly aware that charging £1,099 for a phone could put some people running to its cheaper rivals so the firm has launched a tempting deal to help soften the blow.
Those that pre-order this latest device will get a pair of award-winning £249 WH-1000XM3 wireless headphones thrown in for free.
These noise-cancelling cans are regarded as some of the best in the business and this is certainly a good deal if you were thinking of buying both a new phone and some premium headphones.
Even with that headphone bundle, £1,099 on a smartphone is a lot of money so what do you get for your hard-earned cash?
Sony Xperia 1 mark 2 release comes with a d free pair of headphones
Sony is giving away its WH-1000XM3 with its phones
Sony has certainly packed the Xperia 1 II full of tech which includes a new and improved triple rear camera system, fast Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor and wireless charging.
Owners will also be treated to a stunning 6.5” 4K HDR OLED screen which continues to offer that unique 21:9 aspect ratio for the ultimate cinematic viewing experience.
Watching a movie is boosted further by stereo speakers and this world’s first smartphone to utilise Sony’s 360 Reality Audio technology which optimises sound quality when listening to music on services such as Tidal.
To add to its appeal this device sees the return of the popular 3.5mm headphone port back.
This could be a big selling point for Sony as this is one of the only new devices on the market that features a physical plug for headphones.
Finally, there’s the option to access superfast data speeds when away from home with this new Xperia getting full 5G compatible. That means it will blast downloads to the device at speeds of over 300Mbps which is considerably faster than most fixed-line home broadband.
The Xperia 1 II comes Black or Mirrored Slate with early contract deals available from £39 per month which sounds pretty reasonable.
However, this is based on a 36-month contract so you need to make sure you’re happy to own the phone for that length of time before signing up.
Express.co.uk hopes to have a full review of the Xperia 1 II soon so watch this space.