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Sony Xperia 1 up for pre-order in the US for an eye-watering $1,000
The phone won’t come cheap, though — the Xperia 1 costs an eye-watering $999.99. Also, the Xperia 1 is only available in black in the U.S. We don’t if or when the U.S. will get the phone’s other color choices, which include grey, purple, and white.
We also don’t know exactly when the Xperia 1 will be released. Sony said the phone will be available sometime in late spring, with Amazon’s December 31 launch date most likely a placeholder.
Announced during MWC 2019, the Xperia 1 is Sony’s latest flagship smartphone. The Xperia 1’s standout feature is its 6.5-inch OLED display with 4K resolution and a 21:9 aspect ratio. The aspect ratio makes the display good for movie-watching, but it also makes the phone narrower and easier to hold with one hand.
Elsewhere, the Xperia 1 features three rear 12-megapixel cameras with varying focal lengths, a front-facing 8MP camera, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of expandable storage, a 3,330mAh battery, and Android 9 Pie out of the box.
By all intents and purposes, the Xperia 1 is Sony’s flagship. The question, then, becomes whether you think it’s worth the $999.99 asking price. If you think so, you can pre-order the phone at the link below.