Sony has revealed its Xperia Z5 range during the IFA 2015 earlier this month and announced its schedule of release next month. However, the giant tech company has decided to launch the Xperia Z5 Compact earlier and to the rejoice of mini-flagship aficionados as the new phone will now be available in a few countries in Europe and available pre-orders for Hongkong and Singapore.
In the United Kingdom, people can now buy the new handset at Carphone Warehouse, which has listed the smartphone at £450 (about AU$980) SIM free and unlocked . The retailer is the only one offering the Coral and White colours. Meanwhile, MVNO GiffGaff sells one for £429 (approximately AU$935) or £18.50 (about AU$40) per month for two years. On October 5, Amazon UK will also start selling the new handset. Its pre-order price is set at £429 (about AU$935).
In Singapore and Hongkong, the new smartphone is now listed for pre-order. In Singapore, its price tag is S$998 (about AU$1,002), with the Z5 Compact at S$828 (about AU$831) while the Z5 Premium is priced at S$1,098 (about AU$1,102). For earlier orders starting today until the 11th of October, you will get extra Micro USB Charging dock and if you pay additional S$49 (about AU$49), you get another gadget, the MDR-NC750 Hi-res handset.
In Hongkong, the Xperia Z5 series are also available for pre-order with the Xperia and Xperia Z5 Dual having the same price tag at HK$5,698 (approximately AU$1,057) and the Xperia Z5 Compact at HK$4,798 (approximately AU$890). There is a free screen protector for orders until October 5.
Based on the hands-on experiences of those who attended the IFA 2015, the Z5 Compact has everything it takes to be a success and it is no surprise that everybody is happy that it is now available in the market.