Sony Xperia XZ Premium gets Rs 10,000 price cut in India, XA1 Ultra, XA1 Plus prices also slashed

first_imgSony has given some of its 2017 phones a pretty generous price cut in India. Notably, the Xperia XZ Premium gets a massive Rs 10,000 price cut. Starting today, you will be able to purchase the Sony Xperia XZ Premium, XA1 Ultra and XA1 Plus at a best buy price of Rs 49,990, Rs 22,990 and Rs 19,990, respectively. All three phones are available offline and via online channels like Amazon India and Flipkart. At the time of writing, however, the new prices were not reflected on either e-commerce websites.The Xperia XZ Premium was launched in India back in June at Rs 59,990. The phone was notably the first to come with a Snapdragon 835 chipset in India. This chipset is coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The USP of the device is its 19-megapixel rear camera with Motion Eye and support for 960fps video recording. Up front, you get a 13-megapixel sensor with f/2.0 aperture.The XA1 Ultra was launched a month later in July for Rs 29,990. The phone is powered by an octa-core Helio P20 chipset coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Like the Xperia XZ Premium, the XA1 Ultra also touts impressive cameras with a 23-megapixel rear sensor with hybrid autofocus and 5x zoom, and a 16-megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.0 and OIS. The handset houses a 2700mAh battery and comes with Android Nougat out-of-the-box.Lastly, the Xperia XA1 Plus comes with a 5.5-inch full HD display and is powered by a Helio P20 chip coupled with 4GB of RAM. It sports a similar rear camera as the XA1 Ultra, but the front features an 8-megapixel sensor with f/2.0 aperture. Both the XA1 Ultra and XA1 Plus can be updated to Android Oreo as of March.advertisementThere’s no official reason for the price cut, but it could suggest that Sony is planning to launch a new set of Xperia phones in the country in the coming weeks. Sony kicked off 2018 with the launch of the Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra and later unveiled the Xperia XZ2, XZ2 Compact and XZ2 Premium. Some of these phones could be on their way to India, but there’s still no word yet on what that might happen.Sony this year is taking things a little more seriously when it comes to designing its phones. While the Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra still sport the old boxy design with a traditional 16:9 display and chunky bezels all around, the newer Xperia XZ2 phones come with tall 18:9 displays, keeping them more in line with the current trend.last_img read more