Recently, Sony Japan announced that it will launch an unlocked version of the Sony Xperia 1 II. Compared with the international version, the specifications of this model will be improved.
The new Sony Xperia 1 II model XQ-AT42 is expected to be listed on October 30, 2020, at a price of 124,000 yen, which is approximately $1170.
Compared with the current international version, the two main upgrades of this model are:
- The new version will come with a 12GB of memory (the international version sports an 8GB of memory)
- The new ‘frosted black’ color will be available.
The XQ-AT42 model will support dual cards, and the storage of the new model is 256GB. Sony Japan also released lock-free versions of the Xperia 1 (J9110) and the Xperia 5 (J9260). Both support dual SIM cards. These two phones will be available on August 28. At the same time, the company announced the price tags they will be available at. So the Sony Xperia 1 is priced at 79,000 yen ($746), and the Xperia 5 costs 69,000 yen ($651). The memory of the Xperia 1 and the Xperia 5 is still 6GB. But the storage space has increased from 64GB to 128GB.
Generally talking, we know that Sony has no interest in the smartphone business. It has announced that will remain in this niche only to keep the fingers on the pulse. As you know, it supplies various components to the major smartphone makers. So the company should be informed what happens in the world.