Exclusive: Sony revises SA pricing for Xperia XZ Premium, now cheaper

Sony Xperia XZ Premium

Back in May, we exclusively reported on South African launch details for the Sony Xperia XZ Premium. At the time, Sony’s local representatives said a July launch date was coming, with the phone initially pegged at R17 499.

Now, the company’s representatives have confirmed to Gearburn that the phone will have a prepaid price of R14 999, being a substantial drop over the initial recommended retail price. The July launch window is still scheduled however, being available from “your preferred operator”.

Sony’s new smartphone stands out thanks to a 4K HDR display, as well as the slowest slow-motion video recording seen in a smartphone. The device is capable of recording 960fps slow-motion, being exponentially better than the likes of Samsung and Apple’s best.

The Sony Xperia XZ Premium will be slightly cheaper than the Galaxy S8 when it launches this month

The slow-mo is made possible by the camera sensor, which has ultra-fast memory attached to it. It’s worth noting however, that the super slow-mo is limited to roughly a second, owing to the small amount of attached memory.

The phone also packs a Snapdragon 835 chip, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of expandable storage, 3230mAh battery and a water/dust resistant design.

Want super slow-mo but don’t care for the 4K HDR screen? Unfortunately, the Xperia XZs, which also packs 960fps slow-mo, won’t be available in South Africa.



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