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Xperia 1 II listed for pre-order with US$1200 price tag; page taken down shortly after

The Sony Xperia 1 II sees the return of the 3.5mm jack. (Source: Sony)
The Sony Xperia 1 II sees the return of the 3.5mm jack. (Source: Sony)
The Sony Xperia 1 II was temporarily listed for pre-order on B&H with a hefty US$1200 price tag. The listing has now been taken down, and it remains unknown when the phone will make the trip over to the US. It will, however, go on sale in Japan tomorrow, May 22.
Ricci Rox,

A few days ago, Japanese carrier au by KDDI confirmed that the Sony Xperia 1 II would go on sale in Sony's home country on May 22. We took that to mean that the phone would be making its way to the US shortly, and it was actually listed on B&H for pre-orders—albeit for a while.

The B&H page for the Xperia 1 II listed the phone as available on pre-order, with a massive US$1200 price tag. Interestingly, though, all of that has been taken down, and the page now only gives an option to notify interested parties when the phone becomes available. We're not sure why B&H took down the listing; though it's most likely because it wasn't supposed to go live at the time.

The Xperia 1 II at US$1200 is a tricky proposition, as that positions it directly against the Galaxy S20+, which can probably be found for slightly cheaper these days. That said, the Xperia 1 II is one of the few flagships on the market that retains a headphone jack, and eschews any display intrusion. It's bound to have plenty of takers.

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Ricci Rox, 2020-05-21 (Update: 2020-05-22)
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