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Sony Xperia 1, 10, and 10 Plus: Where to buy, when, and for how much

The Sony Xperia 1 doesn't go sale until later this spring, but the Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus arrive in mere weeks. Here are all the pertinent details.

Published onFebruary 25, 2019

Sony announced the Xperia 1, Xperia 10, and Xperia 10 Plus at Mobile World Congress 2019 in Barcelona. We have some information on the pricing, release date and availability for these three phones.

The Xperia 1 is a premium model while the Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus are mid-range phones in terms of specs and price. All three phones adopt a 21:9 aspect ratio for the displays, giving them a unique look. The high-end Sony Xperia 1 features a 4K HDR OLED screen and a triple-camera arrangement on the rear. The Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus have HD+ LCD screens and dual-camera modules for portrait shooting.

Sony Xperia 1 and 10 series pricing

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Sony Xperia 1

Based on pre-orders, the Sony Xperia 1 will cost 849 pounds in the U.K. and $999.99 in the U.S. Sony didn’t officially announce pricing for the Xperia 1, so we don’t know if the aforementioned prices will stick. We also don’t yet know the phone’s pricing in other regions.

The smaller Xperia 10 is priced at a very reasonable $350 and the larger Xperia 10 Plus is priced at $430. These are competitive price points, to be sure. The Xperia 1 is likely to have a price tag closer to $1000. We’ll let you know the exact price once it becomes available.

Sony Xperia 1 and 10 series release dates

Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Sony Xperia 10

Sony officially revealed the Sony Xperia 1, Xperia 10, and Xperia 10 Plus on February 25, 2019. Sony was extremely vague about the Xperia 1’s release date. All it would commit to is “this spring.” One rep suggested a May or June timeframe for the device.

That said, U.K. pre-orders for the phone are slated to go out either at the end of May or early June.

Thankfully Sony is much more specific with the Sony Xperia 10 and 10 Plus. Global sales for the Xperia 10 and 10 Plus kick off on March 18. Pre-orders are already available and can be purchased at the links below.

Sony Xperia price and availability — U.S.

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Sony Xperia 10 Plus

Sony has a strange track record when it comes to U.S. releases, often releasing them with gimped features or significantly after they launch elsewhere. The good news is we know that the Xperia 1 will be sold in the U.S. for $999.99 and will be offered in black and purple models. Unfortunately the when or where is currently unknown. That said, it sounds like this will be an unlocked-only affair with no carrier plans announced.

The Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus will also be sold in the U.S. in your choice of black and silver. Pre-orders are available now, with sales for both phones kicking off March 18.

The 10 and 10 Plus will not be sold through carriers and will only be offered unlocked via online retailers, including Amazon and Best Buy. The unlocked Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus will work on AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless.

Sony Xperia price and availability — Global

At MWC 2019, Sony remained tight-lipped on any specific information about global release details and what markets it plans to offer its phones. That said, you can pre-order the Xperia 1 in the U.K. through Clove Technology for 849 pounds.

We also know the Xperia 1 will ship with color choices of black, purple, gray, and white. The Xperia 10 family will come in black, silver, navy, pink, and gold. Exact color availability might vary from market to market.

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