- Sony’s Russian Instagram has just spilled the beans on the 2021 Sony phones – possibly unwanted?
- Two posts share the start dates and freebies for the Xperia 1 III and 5 III. The Sony.ru website divides the prices.
- Sony previously said this information won’t be released for weeks.
Sony brought three new phones to its Xperia range earlier this week. As usual, the company released a ton of information about the hardware while strangely leaving out the two biggest pieces of the puzzle: price and release date. Sony promised to release this information weeks later this summer.
However, Sony’s official Russian Instagram account shared two images that contain most of the information that is claimed to be holding back. At the time of this writing, these images are still live here and here. In addition, the Sony.ru website announces Russian prices.
Connected: Sony Xperia 1 III Buying Guide: All You Need To Know
Obviously, the Russian information for these 2021 Sony phones could be different in other countries. However, this gives us a detour to guess when to get them, how much to pay, and what freebies might be offered.
2021 Sony Phones: The Russian Info
According to information, the Sony Xperia 1 III costs 99,990 rubles (~ $ 1,308). The Russian launch date is planned for July 20, 2021. Pre-orders in Russia come with a set of Sony WF-1000XM3 headphones, which are the true wireless version of Sony’s famous WH-1000XM3 over-ears.
Meanwhile, the Sony Xperia 5 III costs 84,990 rubles (~ $ 1,112 US). The launch date is a little later on August 3, 2021. The giveaway for this phone will be a set of true mid-range Sony WF-XB700 wireless earbuds.
Again we have no idea how this information can be transferred to other parts of the world. It is clear, however, that the phones will be in the over $ 1,000 range (which was expected) and probably won’t hit market until mid-summer. The headphone free deals may or may not come to other parts of the world.
Hopefully we will have more information on the global launches of these 2021 Sony phones soon!