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Sony Xperia XZ2, XZ2 Compact Price And Release Date In The US Revealed

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Sony has officially announced that Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact will hit the shelves in the United.States beginning April 20.

Both the aforementioned smartphones will be available first on Best Buy online, with preorders starting on April 13. Best Buy will have them displayed in stores on May 6 while other retailers such as Amazon will start selling the latest Sony devices on May 20.

Sony Xperia XZ2 And XZ2 Compact Design

Sony brings an all-new design to its latest flagship offerings, ditching the large bezels of its predecessors but still chunky in comparison to the other flagships in the market. However, it's a huge improvement compared to Sony's previous premium phones.

Both handsets look similar except in size and color options. The XZ2 boasts a 5.7-inch HDR display while the Compact variant has a 5-inch screen. The bigger in size between the two is made available in the colors Ash Pink, Liquid Black, Deep Green, and Liquid Silver. The smaller one has the color options such as black, White Silver, Moss Green, and Coral Pink.

Sony Xperia XZ2 And XZ2 Compact Specifications

Under the hood, the two smartphones are equipped with the same Snapdragon 845 processor, which is the latest from Qualcomm. It is paired with an Adreno 630 GPU and 4 GB of RAM.

With 64 GB of internal storage, expandable up to 400 GB via a microSD card, the Compact packs quite a punch for its small size. The only other Android flagship that has a similar power in the same compact size is the Google Pixel 2.

At the back, the XZ2 and XZ2 Compact have the same 19-megapixel camera that's capable of recording 4K and 1080p super slow-motion video, with a fingerprint scanner below it. A 5-megapixel snapper with a wide-angle lens sits at the front.

The only notable difference in specifications is the battery. The XZ2 has a bigger 3,180 mAh battery thanks to its bigger size while the XZ2 Compact only has 2,870 mAh. Furthermore, only the XZ2 supports Qi wireless charging. Both batteries, however, support Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0.

Lastly, both phones have an IP68 certification, which means the handsets are dust-resistant and water-resistant. The XZ2 and XZ2 Compact will be able to withstand being submerged in water for up to 30 minutes at a depth of up to 1.5 meters or around 4.92 feet.

Sony Xperia XZ2 And XZ2 Price And Preorder

The Sony Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact will be available at $800 and $650 price tag respectively. The preorder on Best Buy will only run until April 19.

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