Today, mobile phone carrier Three UK has announced the pre-order availability of Sony’s new Xperia Z flagship device, which was made official in the beginning of January at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.The new device will be available for purchase on the operator’s network starting with February 28 in two color flavors, namely Black and White, similarly priced. It is now up for pre-order at Three.
Thus, users will be able to grab the device from the company’s website for a £69 upfront cost on the carrier’s £34 and £36 per month plans should they want to commit to a 24-month contract.
Those who would like to grab the phone on a Pay As You Go plan will be able to do so for £449.99, Three UK has unveiled. They will also need to choose a £10 or £15 add-on.
The good news, however, is that the first 1000 people to pre-order the device through the wireless carrier’s stores will receive free Sony headphones with their new Xperia Z.
“If you're one of the first 1,000 people to pre-order the Sony Xperia Z in one of our retail stores, you'll receive a pair of High Definition Sony MDR-1R headphones worth £299,” Three UK notes on its website.
Featuring a large 5-inch full HD screen, the new Sony smartphone also arrives on shelves with a quad-core processor packed inside, complemented by 2GB of RAM.
Furthermore, it sports a 13-megapixel photo snapper on the back, with support for full HD video recording, as well as a front camera for making video calls.
The handset was launched with 16GB of internal memory, complemented by a microSD memory card slot with support for up to 32GB of external storage, as well as with a battery that can deliver up to 660 minutes of talk time, or up to 550 hours of standby time.
At the moment, Xperia Z runs under Google’s Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system, but Sony has already promised an upgrade to Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.