The Sony Xperia 1 II is now up on pre-order in the US through B&H and in the Netherlands through Belsimpel. Neither listing has a specific shipping date - the European listing has a vague 4 weeks estimate for online availability, which would mean June.
These pre-orders come two days before the Xperia 1 II goes on sale in Japan through carrier KDDI.
The Sony flagship costs €1,199 for its sole 8/256GB model in the Netherlands, but it does come bundled with a pair of Sony WH-1000XM3 wireless noise-cancelling headphones, normally worth €280 on their own. Last year the Xperia 1 also came with complimentary 1000XM3 cans.
There have been whispers of the Xperia 1 II going global at the end of May for months now. However with no shipping date on either listing, availability will likely be pushed to June.
Already sold out on UK preorder site!
1. i do not buy from ebay: i do not trust the warranty offered by the seller there.. 2. the equivalent to xperia 1II is s20+, not s20
Got the S20 for 700 Euro and saw the Exynos version on Ebay new, unboxed with full warranty for even 550 Euro. There are really good offers on Ebay for Samsung S20 line, the best out there.