Over three months after its official debut, Sony’s Xperia 1 II flagship phone will finally go on sale in the US market. The company has announced that pre-orders for the Xperia 1 II start on June 1 and shipments will begin on July 24. As for the price, well, you’ll have to pay a clobbering sum of $1,199.99 for a shiny new Xperia 1 II in an unlocked state.

To sweeten the deal (and possibly cushion the financial setback), Sony is giving away the well-received WF-1000XM3 earbuds with pre-orders placed below June 28. Sony’s noise-canceling true wireless earbuds alone cost $230, so that might be a good incentive for audiophiles who also happen to be on the lookout for a flagship phone.

As for the phone itself, it packs a 6.5-inch 4K HDR OLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate and is powered by the Snapdragon 865 chip. You get a trio of 12MP rear cameras (OIS on the primary and telephoto lens) and an 8MP selfie snapper. There is a 4,000mAh battery to keep the lights on, complete with wireless charging support. And you’ll be happy to know that the Xperia 1 II retains the 3.5mm headphone jack.

I’ve been writing about consumer technology for over three years now, having worked with names such as NDTV and Beebom in the past. Aside from covering the latest news, I’ve reviewed my fair share of devices ranging from smartphones and laptops to smart home devices. I also have interviewed tech execs and appeared as a host in YouTube videos talking about the latest and greatest gadgets out there.
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