According to Korean website Daum, South Korea is a very important market for Sony. That’s why the Japanese company wants to start selling the Xperia Z2 there before Samsung launches its new Galaxy S5 (which will be available from April 11).
Back in January, Sony released the older Xperia Z1 in South Korea. This marked the company’s return to the Korean smartphone market (it gave up on selling handsets there in 2011).
Last month, Sony Mobile USA’s president said that the company wasn’t worried about the Galaxy S5’s water resistant capabilities, because it’s Sony who “started the waterproof trend.”
While the Galaxy S5 will almost surely see higher sales than the Xperia Z2 globally, it’s going to be interesting to see if Sony’s new flagship smartphone can be successful in Samsung’s home country.
source: Daum (translated)