Sony at its pre-IFA 2015 trade show event on Wednesday launched its new flagship smartphones, the Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Compact and the world's first 4K resolution display smartphone, the Xperia Z5 Premium. While the prices did not accompany the launch announcement, the Japanese tech firm has not taken too long to reveal them - at least for Europe. As known before, two of the smartphones would begin shipping in October, while the Xperia Z5 Premium will ship in November.
The Sony Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Compact, and Xperia Z5 Premium have now been listed on the company's own UK, Germany, France, Italy, Netherlands, and Spain portals, with pricing and a 'coming soon' tag. Amazon UK, Germany and Clove UK online retailers have also listed the smartphones. The Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Premium are expected to hit the Indian market before Diwali in November, while Xperia Z5 Compact is unlikely to come to Indian shores in the first phase of rollouts. Though India pricing will not match directly converted Europe price tags, they will give us an indication of just how expensive they will be on arrival. It is worth mentioning that all the listings of the three Xperia Z5 variants are for the SIM-free (carrier unlocked) 32GB inbuilt storage models.
Sony's Eshop portals list the Xperia Z5 at GBP 599 (roughly Rs. 60,600) in the UK, and EUR 699 (roughly Rs. 51,700) in Germany, France, Italy, Netherlands and Spain. The smaller Xperia Z5 Compact is priced at GBP 549 (roughly Rs. 55,500) in the UK, EUR 549 (roughly Rs. 40,600) in Germany, EUR 599 (roughly Rs. 44,300) in France, Italy, Netherlands and Spain. As for the 4K resolution Xperia Z5 Premium, the device is priced at GBP 699 in the UK, EUR 700 (roughly Rs. 51,800) in Germany, France, Italy, Netherlands and Spain.
Amazon UK currently lists the Sony Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact at GBP 549 and GBP 449 (roughly Rs. 45,400) respectively. The e-commerce company's Germany website is seen listing the three devices at same prices like the ones seen on the official Sony website. Clove UK in its blog post has stated the Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Compact and Xperia Z5 Premium would cost GBP 525 (roughly Rs. 53,000), GBP 439 (roughly Rs. 44,400), and GBP 629 (roughly Rs. 63,600) respectively. Users can pre-order the smartphones from the website. A Finnish e-commerce firm has also listed the Xperia Z5 at EUR 599.