Xperia Z1 was officially introduced only two days ago at IFA Berlin 2013, but the Sony flagship is already available for pre-order at various European retailers or through the company’s online store. Moreover, certain UK retailers included free content and a free Smartwatch 2 or free QX lens.
If you decide to order the Xperia Z1 from Sony’s online store, hear that the price will be market dependant as follows: €699 in France, Italy, Spain, and Netherlands, €679 in Germany, 5,995 kr (about €865) in Sweden, and £599 (about €711) in the UK.
Even though the most expensive Sony Xperia Z1 is in the UK, the buyers in the region should also be aware of other offers from the British retailers, because there are at least a couple of interesting ones out there.
Fore example, if you take Carphone Warehouse’s offer you only pay £69 up front if you sign a contract worth of £33 per month, but if you pre-order it now you will get a QX lens for free (Cybershot QX10 which has a price of £150) and “content worth £245 (that’s £65 worth of content including top 5 movies, an exclusive movie access pass, and 60 days of free music streaming),” notes Android Authority.
EE has has a great offer if you pre-order the Sony Xperia Z1 from them. If you agree to sign a two-year contract with either Orange or T-Mobile (price may vary depending on carrier and monthly charge), you will receive a Sony Smartwatch 2 gift (which has a price £149).
Neither of the aforementioned retailers announced when the new Sony Xperia Z1 will become available for purchase, be we promise to return with fresh details as soon as they hit the web.
If you are planing to pre-order the Xperia Z1 now and you are not familiar with its technical specifications, you might want to know that the new Sony camera phone comes with a 5-inch Triluminos display with full HD resolution, while being powered by a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset based on four Krait 400 cores clocked at 2.2 GHz and Adreno 330 GPU.
Besides being water and dust proof like the other Sony high-end smartphones launched ahead of it, the Xperia Z and Xperia Z Ultra, the new handset packs 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage, plus support for microSD cards up to 64 GB.
Xperia Z1 has a non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery and runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean out of the box with Xperia UI on top of it, while the connectivity functions include HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP and ANT+, NFC chip, IR blaster, and microUSB 2.0 with USB on-the-go.
Anyway, the main selling point of the Sony Xperia Z1 will be the 20.7 MP camera mounted on the back, which boasts about Sony G Lens, autofocus, LED flash, 1/2.3” sensor size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, image stabilization, HDR, panorama, and support for 1080p@30fps video recording. The front-facing camera has a 2 MP sensor and shoots 1080p videos.
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