Sony Xperia 1 II now available for pre-order in Malaysia with free ANC headphones

Sony Malaysia has started accepting pre-order for its current Xperia 1 II flagship smartphone. As revealed earlier, the device is officially priced at RM4,999 and it is expected to go on sale in November 2020.

To secure your Sony Xperia 1 II (pronounced as Mark II) in Malaysia, you can pre-order from the official Sony store on Shopee. As a pre-order promo, they are bundling the WF-1000XM3 in-ear headphones for free that retails for RM949. The phone comes in 3 colours – Black, Purple and White. According to the listing, the device is expected to ship within 30 days.

Sony Xperia 1 II Malaysia Pre-order

In terms of freebies, this is probably the first time Sony is bundling the WF-1000XM3 with Active Noise Cancellation for its Xperia phones but these days you can easily get them for less than RM600 during major online sales. Last year’s Sony Xperia 1 (Mark I) was bundled with the WH-1000XM3 worth RM1,599.

To recap on the specs, the Xperia 1 II features a 6.5″ 4K HDR OLED display that comes with a 21:9 aspect ratio and it runs on a Snapdragon 865 processor. It is paired with 8GB of RAM and has 256GB of internal storage which is still expandable via microSD card. Although it uses a 60Hz panel, Sony claims you an get a 90Hz-like viewing experience with its motion blur reduction technology.

For taking pictures, it features a triple-camera setup that consists of a 12MP main camera with a 1/1.7″ image sensor, a 12MP ultra-wide-angle camera and a 12MP telephoto camera that offers 3x optical zoom. Upfront, the device gets an 8MP camera for selfies.

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Sony Xperia 1 II

As you would expect from a Sony flagship, it still gets stereo speakers as well as IP68 dust and water resistance and it now comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack. Sony is also boasting 20fps burst mode for photography along with real-time Eye Auto Focus. For a cinematic video capture experience, the device has Cinematography Pro powered by CineAlta.

Powering the device is a 4,000mAh battery that supports USB-PD fast charging via USB-C and it also supports wireless charging. If you don’t need a 4K display and prefer a compact flagship with a 120Hz screen, there’s the smaller Xperia 5 II. It retails for RM4,099 and is expected to arrive in Malaysia in December 2020.

Thanks Jason Anthony for the tip!

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