Sony Xperia 1 II now available for pre-order for $1200 (4K display, Snapdragon 865, 8GB RAM, 256GB storage)

Sony’s latest flagship smartphone is up for pre-order in the United States and… it’s expensive.

First announced in February, the Sony Xperia 1 II is a phone with a 6.5 inch, 3840 x 1644 pixel HDR OLED display with 643 pixels per inch, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor,  8GB of RAM, 256GB of UFS storage and Zeiss cameras.

B&H is taking pre-orders for $1198.

While Sony’s smartphones are typically pretty expensive in the US, this is the company’s priciest to date. At a time when most companies are increasing the prices of their flagship phones, I guess that shouldn’t be a huge surprise. But spending that kind of money on a phone from a company that’s kind of a bit player in the US smartphone space these days.

Last year’s Sony Xperia 1, for what it’s worth, sold for $950 at launch…

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