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Sony Xperia Z2 won't be delayed, but stock levels aren't high at the moment

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Sony Xperia Z2 won't be delayed, but stock levels aren't high at the moment
Yesterday, we told you that Sony was no longer accepting pre-orders for its new Xperia Z2 flagship smartphone. While the situation has not changed, this isn’t because the Z2 will be delayed.

According to Xperia Blog, Sony confirmed that the Xperia Z2 would be released in April - at least in the UK. So why aren’t pre-orders available? Well, it’s because the company is “seeing particularly strong demand for Xperia Z2” across its distribution channels, and “current stock levels” aren’t high. Sony France tweeted that the Z2 is a “victim of its own success.”

By the looks of it, it seems that, for now, Sony just can’t produce enough Xperia Z2 units to meet the initial demand. Even so, the handset should be released in Sony’s home country (Japan) this month.

The Xperia Z2 appears to be the best Sony smartphone ever. It builds on the success of the Xperia Z and Xperia Z1, coming with major improvements, including a better 5.2-inch 1080p display, a faster Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM, and a 20.7MP rear camera with 4K video recording. Like its predecessors, the Z2 is waterproof, being IP58-certified. The smartphone runs Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box.


sources: Sony (1), (2), Xperia Blog

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posted on 18 Mar 2014, 08:44 1

1. pyradark (Posts: 748; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


Z2 ultra pls. For my upgrade from z ultra. Pls include 3500mah or 4000mah if possible
Thanks sony

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 10:02 2

13. akki20892 (Posts: 3302; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Sorry guys I booked it about 10 millions for me.

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 08:46

2. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7687; Member since: 14 May 2012)


The phone most definitely would have gotten delayed if they chose to release it in the US at launch. Waiting for T-Mobile to announce when they're grabbing the exclusive deal again.

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 09:17 1

8. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1214; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


If T-Mobile have exclusive on the Z2... The Z2 is going to fail in the U.S. market period... There are just too many people who won't switch carrier just for a phone, including me bc T-Mobile gets 2G in where I live XD

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 09:22 1

9. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7687; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Lots of people switched to AT&T for the iPhone from 2007-2011.

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 10:04

14. greyhulk (Posts: 116; Member since: 30 Jun 2010)


At least it has most of the LTE bands this time around, so you can get an unlocked version and you don't have to wait for some special version they make for Rogers in Canada for it to work on AT&T.

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 08:46

3. Lt.Green (Posts: 348; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


lol. Sony is doing an Apple...low stocks our a$$

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 08:57

7. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7687; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Building hype to jack up the price of the first batch of stock.

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 08:47

4. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 924; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


if its gonna release in japan this month, its still be DELAYED.IN OTHER COUNTRY.

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 08:56

6. ArtSim98 (Posts: 2458; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


http://www.gigantti.fi/search?WFSimpleSearch_NameOrID=xperia+z2

In Finland it's going to be released on April the 7th. At leas in that store. Plus there's a SmartBand bundle.

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 08:54 1

5. ArtSim98 (Posts: 2458; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


I gotta go into the store immediately when it comes to get it!

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 09:37

10. giani (Posts: 269; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


I think you should camp outside. Just to be 100% sure.

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 09:43 1

11. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7687; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Three days ahead of launch.

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 09:51 1

12. ArtSim98 (Posts: 2458; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Nah. I'll rather put my mom do that lol. Just kidding. Any kind of camping is not for me.

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 10:34

15. f35hunter (Posts: 28; Member since: 12 Dec 2013)


i think sony doing a thing called in economic (offer_demand) when you get high demand and offers at the level of demand your prices will drops quickly to non profital levels .so when you have high demand you must lower the capacity of what you offer so you could get high margins and control the demand plus they want the people to by z1 & z1 compact which the still produce if they release the z2 in high quantity a less people will buy the z1 & z1compact and focus on z2 instead and they will stay in huge stocks .because that sony delayed 4.4 kit kat update for z1 & z1compact

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 16:57

16. xche78x (Posts: 100; Member since: 11 Mar 2014)


asia-pacific is promised with april to may release/availability. with 750$ unlocked price. just like the initial price of the Z1. sony cannot make this higher even if they want to or cut the supply artificially.

and no, ever since the announcement the of Z2, Z1 has drastically dropped down in sales. people will stay clear of the z1 unless it has a really worthy price cut and as of now there is very little deduction to its price.

prices will drop as soon as the next better version is out at same srp. and since sony releases flagships 6 months apart, previous sony flagship smartphones price will go down faster than apple which has a yearly cycle (iphones are amazing at staying expensive for long periods of time even after a successor is available).

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 20:15

17. therons (Posts: 7; Member since: 25 Feb 2014)


it is mean Z2 is out off stock?? wow...congratulation Sony...

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