Xperia 1 release date confirmed as Sony fans offered FREE PS4 bundle

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  • May 15, 2019
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The new Xperia 1 was first announced back in February at Mobile World Congress and now fans finally know when they will be able to get their hands on one.

Sony has just revealed that its new flagship will hit stores soon with pre-orders going live from today.

If that wasn’t exciting enough there’s even more good news with the Japanese technology firm revealing numerous deals to make its new phone even more attractive.

Those buying the Xperia 1 early will get the choice of a free PlayStation 4 bundle or a pair of Sony’s award-winning WH-1000XM3 headphones worth £329.

As a quick reminder, the Xperia 1 arrives packing a host of new features including a stunning 21:9 CinemaWide 6.5” 4K HDR OLED display with is powered by Sony’s award-winning BRAVIA TV technologies.

There’s also a triple lens camera on the rear of the phone which uses the know-how from the firm’s α (“Alpha”) brand to help bring improved photography.

This is the first time Sony has included three lenses on a phone and it means the Xperia 1 can match its Galaxy S10 and Mate 20 Pro rivals when it comes to photography.

The cameras are made up of a standard 12-megapixel lens which sits alongside a wider-angle and telephoto option.

Other features that are worth mentioning on the Xperia 1 include the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, a 3,300mAh battery and the return of Side Sense technology which allows easy access to your most popular apps.

The horrible fingerprint scanner that graced the XZ2 and XZ3 has also been moved to the side of the phone which should make it much more friendly to use.

If you like gaming on your phone the Xperia 1 has its unique Game Enhancer which optimises the performance and blocks all unwanted notifications, as well as enabling you to record gameplay.

If the Sony Xperia 1 takes your fancy it costs £849 SIM-free and here’s some deals available from the main mobile networks.

Vodafone is offering a jam-packed entertainment bundle deal, those who purchase the Cool Grey Xperia 1 (colour Exclusive to Vodafone) will receive a PlayStation 4 and Marvel’s Spider-Man game for £54 per month, plus £49 upfront with 15gb of data

Carphone Warehouse customers who purchase the Xperia 1 will receive free noise cancelling Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones.

O2 is offering the Xperia 1 with free, premium Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones. Purchases between 30th of May and 30th June will be able to rental one film a week for six months from Rakuten TV (worth £4.50 per rental), as well as a chance to win one of 50 Wena by Sony Smart Band and Watch Face. The Hero tariff on O2 will be £36.97 a month with £30 upfront for 5GB.

Sky Mobile customers who buy the Xperia 1 will also get the premium Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones in black. Sky will offer the Xperia 1 for £37 a month with a 2GB Data tariff.

EE: Hero tariff deal will be available for £54 per month + £30 up front for 10gb of data

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