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One long month after the unveiling of the Sony Xperia XZs and Xperia XA1, it is finally ready for pre-order in Malaysia, and Sony’s about to reward its early bird customers with goodies with hundreds of ringgit! What’s up for grabs?

About the Sony Xperia XZs

The Sony Xperia XZs is the successor to Sony’s flagship Xperia XZ phone, and it offers several upgrades over its predecessor. You can expect 4GB RAM and the latest 19MP Motion eye camera technology as improvements over the Xperia XZ model. This means that you’ll be able to use more or heavier apps as well as the ability to shoot 960fps slow-motion videos! The other specifications are similar to its predecessor, including a 5.2” screen, a 13MP rear and 2MP front camera, a universal USB Type-C charging port, and IP68 rating for resistance to dust and water.

The Sony Xperia XZs is set to retail in Malaysia for RM2, 899.

The Freebies

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To sweeten the deal, Sony is offering a bundled freebie comprising a SBH80 Stereo Bluetooth Headset, a UCH12W Quick Charger, a transparent silicone case, and a sheet of tempered glass. The bundle is estimated to be worth RM697. This means the Xperia XZs offers almost 25% of its weight (price) in freebies!

About the Sony Xperia XA1

At almost half the retail price of the Xperia XZs is the Xperia XA1 retailing at RM1, 199, making it the most affordable model in its Xperia X series. Like the Xperia XZs, it is also an upgrade, this time of the Xperia XA. Expect to get a newer MediaTek Helio P20 processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB built-in storage, a 23MP Exmor RS main camera and an 8MP front camera (versus the 13 rear / 8MP front camera of the Xperia XA). Other than that, it echoes the Xperia XA’s 5” HD 720p display, 2, 300mAh battery, and its single- or dual-sim capability.

The Freebies

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The Sony Xperia XA1 comes with a pre-order freebie bundle comprising a DK60 charging dock, a transparent silicone case, and a sheet of tempered glass, estimated to be worth RM268. You’re getting over 20% of the price of the smartphone back through the freebies, so that’s not too shabby!

Pre-Order Period

You’ll have to hurry: pre-orders are open from 29th March 2017 to 9th April 2017 only, so pay a quick visit to your nearest selected Sony store, Sony Centre, or Sony authorised dealer to pre-order your unit! Alternatively, you can also pre-order through e-tailer 11street, if you wish to avoid the jams and flash floods that have been plaguing the country lately.


The Xperia XZs and Xperia XA1 are but two in a slew of releases Sony has planned for the year. In a way, they’re teasers for the premium models of their series that will come later, namely the Sony Xperia XZ Premium and Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra. Whether you’d like to wait or dive in now, the choice is yours!

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