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Xperia 5 II: Sony's new flagship is over 18% more expensive than its predecessor

The Xperia 5 II is considerably more expensive than its predecessor. (Image source: Sony)
The Xperia 5 II is considerably more expensive than its predecessor. (Image source: Sony)
The Xperia 5 II will be available to pre-order in some countries from September 29, Sony has confirmed. The Xperia 5 II is significantly cheaper than the Xperia 1 II, but it is several hundred dollars more expensive than the Xperia 5.
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Pricing and availability details of the Xperia 5 II have been revealed, following its launch earlier today. Initially, Sony vaguely stated that the device would go on sale in December, but that is not the case for all regions. In fact, the December date for availability only applies to the US, where the Xperia 5 II will arrive on the 4th of the month.

However, pre-orders for the device will open on September 29 in the US, as they will in Denmark. The situation is not as clear in other countries like the UK and Spain, but the Xperia 5 II will arrive in many EU markets from October 20. The full list and pricing details are as follows:

Country Launch and pre-order dates Price
Austria TBA €900
Bulgaria Autumn BGN 1,650
Czechia Autumn CZK 25,000
Denmark Pre-orders - September 29
Launch date - October 20
DKK 6,500
Finland October 20 €900
Ireland Autumn €900
Italy Pre-orders - From October
Launch date - TBA
TBA
The Netherlands October €900
Norway October 20 NOK 9,000
Spain Autumn €900
Sweden October 20 SEK 9,000
UK Autumn £800
US Pre-orders - September 29
Launch date - December 4
US$950

So, the Xperia 5 II will be considerably cheaper than the Xperia 1 II. In the UK, for example, the Xperia 5 II will cost £299 less than the Xperia 1 II. A similar price difference exists in the Eurozone where the Xperia 1 II sells for €1,199. The Xperia 5 II will cost US$249 less than the Xperia 1 II in the US, though.

The Xperia 5 II may be competitively priced against other modern flagships, but there is a gulf between the price of the Xperia 5 II and its predecessor. Sony launched the Xperia 5 last year for US$799 or £699 in the UK. Additionally, the Xperia 5 II is only £49 cheaper than the Xperia 1 in the UK and is priced identically to last year's flagship in the US. 

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Alex Alderson, 2020-09-17 (Update: 2020-09-17)
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Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.