Fortunately, the British online retailer Play.com can shed some light on the matter as it already has the Sony Ericsson Xperia ray, unlocked and contract-free, up for pre-order. The smartphone has an expected shipping date set for August 15 meaning that it will most probably be available through the U.K. and maybe even some other European countries around that time. Purchasing the smartphone in advance would set you back about 560$, which some would argue that is a bit too high of a price to pay for a device with somewhat average specs. However, the Xperia ray seems to be made to impress with looks and design rather than breaking Quadrant high scores.
As far as the Sony Ericsson Xperia ray's availability in the U.S. goes – all we can do is hope to see the smartphone launch along with its European counterpart.
source: Play.com via Android Authority