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Sony Xperia XZ Premium is finally in SA, XA1 Ultra in tow

The day, or month, Sony fans in the SA have been waiting for is finally here.

Sony has just announced when its flagship, the Xperia XZ Premium, will be selling here in Mzansi, and the ball starts rolling in two days. And it won’t be alone either. Sony is also opening the doors for the mid-range Xperia XA1 Ultra as well what may be its most interesting non-smartphone smart device, the Xperia Touch. All of that happens in the joyful month of July.

As the name subtly implies, the Xperia XZ Premium is the result of mixing the Xperia XZ and the Xperia Z5 Premium. both smartphones claiming the title of flagship in 2016 and 2015, respectively. From the Xperia Z5 Premium comes the still rare 4K screen resolution while the Xperia XZ’s legacy is its triple sensor autofocus system. To that the Xperia XZ Premium adds the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Motion Eye fast auto tracking, 960 super slo-mo speeds, and a high IP68 dust and water resistance grade. 


All of that comes with a price tag that definitely screams premium. Starting 7th July, the Xperia XZ Premium can be purchased from R15,999. You can choose from three color options of Luminous Chrome, Deepsea Black, and Bronze Pink.

As a brief recap, the Xperia XA1 Ultra is a giant of a mid-range phablet, with a 6-inch 1080p screen, a MediaTek Helio P10 processor, 3 GB of RAM, 32 or 64 GB of internal storage, a 23 megapixel rear camera, and a large 16 megapixel front shooter.


Papi Mabele
Tech enthusiast at heart. Lover of all things digital. Papi is the founder of SA Vibe and has been sharing his love for gadgetry since 2010. Papi sees no need for wearable tech in his busy schedule and considers the Xbox One as non existant. He may come across as bias at times, and still holds a grudge at BlackBerry for creating the 8520.