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Sony Xperia XZ1 coming to Canada through Bell and Freedom Mobile

It's Sony's best phone ever, and even without a fingerprint sensor earned a recommendation from our own Andrew Martonik — despite its $699 price.

Now we're hearing that Sony's 5.2-inch flagship is coming to Canada on October 26 through carriers Bell and Freedom Mobile. Pricing and availability will be shared at a later date, but given its near-$700 U.S. price tag it's safe to say it will approach $1000 Canadian, or $400-$500 on contract.

What's nice is that the phone has a working side fingerprint sensor to go along with its Snapdragon 835 SoC, 4GB of RAM, 64GB internal storage, and 19MP rear camera that's capable of capturing some amazing photos. The phone also comes with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box.

At this point, there's no word on whether the smaller Xperia XZ1 Compact will make its way to Canada, but it's currently up for pre-order in the U.S. (opens in new tab) if you want one starting October 4.

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Daniel Bader was a former Android Central Editor-in-Chief and Executive Editor for iMore and Windows Central. 

  • That "working" fingerprint sensor alone will add at least $100 to the Canadian price tag LOL. And guaranteed the Canadian price won't be anywhere the US $699.
  • Meant to say... "and guaranteed the Canadian price won't be anywhere near the US $699 when converted".
  • US to CAD today (@$699.99 US), this phone should not be any more than $874.00 CAD unlocked. Now it remains to be seen if they bring the XZ1 Compact to Canada?!
  • Damn you Telus. You need this phone!