x PhoneArena is looking for new authors! To view all available positions, click here.
  • Home
  • News
  • The Sony Xperia Z2 might be faced with worldwide delays, could be pushed back to late April/early May

The Sony Xperia Z2 might be faced with worldwide delays, could be pushed back to late April/early May

Posted: , by Chris P.

Tags:

The Sony Xperia Z2 might be faced with worldwide delays, could be pushed back to late April/early May
Over the years, the forum boards over at Esato have proven to be quite resourceful when it comes to insider information on Sony. This time around, however, the intel is rather concerning, as a user going by the alias of milukugiuniu claims to be in the know of a possible Sony Xperia Z2 distribution delay.

Until today, the expected release date of the Xperia Z2 was at some point in March, at least in some parts of the globe. According to the tipster, however, unspecified supply delays are said to have caused a worldwide delay in the launch date of Sony's new flagship. Apparently, only a limited stock will be made available at first, though it remains unknown which country these will be allocated to. A new date hasn't been specifically pointed out, but the wording does indicate a release sometime in late April/early May.

This unconfirmed report was corroborated by another user, though according to him, Europe would be something of an exception to the delay. The notion of any exception was shot down by milukugiuniu, however, who says that's "miles away form the truth", and that "Europe wouldn't be an exception".

If such delay indeed comes to fruition, it could spell trouble for Xperia Z2 sales, as the flagship would enter the market after rival Samsung's new Galaxy S5, and perhaps even HTC's All New One. In any case, do take this with a grain of salt -- it's best to just wait for an official confirmation before freaking out.

Thanks for the tip, Mar!


source: Esato, Unwire (translated)

56 Comments
  • Options
    Close




posted on 12 Mar 2014, 08:10

1. pwnarena (Posts: 884; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


you have your quotes wrong, mr. if you got that from esato, miromiromi has nothing to do with that topic. please correct it.

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 08:15 4

4. pwnarena (Posts: 884; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


now please delete this comment since you're done with the correction. thanks.

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 08:17 1

5. Chris.P (Posts: 273; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)


Has been corrected. My bad.

Cheers!

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 08:49 1

15. Insignificant (Posts: 190; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


Do you guys remember when Esato trolled you guys to teach a lesson at the beginning of 2013?
The good old days, lol.

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 08:12

2. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1275; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


You can't do this to me Sony!!!!! However, this will turn their sales if they are going to release after S5 and the All New One

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 08:44

13. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2625; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Yes, very late almost 3 months and after 6 months from Z2's announcement a new Z3 will come.

That's not gonna good for Sony.

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 08:15 7

3. nobelset (Posts: 269; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


I'm still gonna consider buying it... Despite me being a Samsung fanboy :-P. Just thought I wanted a new experience.

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 08:39 10

12. PANIC (Posts: 17; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


Me too...Samsung fan for many years now but this is enough...No more plastic toys like S3, S4 and now S5... I really want to try this premium Great phone. Can't wait to get it!!!

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 09:42

25. pwnarena (Posts: 884; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


i suggest waiting for the h2 flagship:) although the price of the z2 would have considerably dropped by then

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 10:00 3

27. ArtSim98 (limited) (Posts: 2738; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


It's pointless to wait forever. Tech improves super fast so you just have to buy a phone at some point. Stupid to always wait for the next one.

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 08:26 4

6. moroninc (Posts: 178; Member since: 14 Jul 2012)


And... thats why you can't beat Samsung.. make all the super phones you want but if you cannot meet the demand its difficult, same goes with HTC they actually have good phones but logistics is their main problem

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 08:56 3

17. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6437; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Sony can't beat samsung if they keep one carrier exclusive here in the u.s. Which have the largest market.

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 09:29 1

22. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8276; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Did we forget about China and, Japan and India?

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 08:27 2

7. ArtSim98 (limited) (Posts: 2738; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


NO!!! THIS CAN'T HAPPEN!!! NOOOOOOOOO :(

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 08:30

8. Mike604 (Posts: 4; Member since: 28 Feb 2014)


GS5 is gonna scoop up even more sales.........

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 08:35 9

11. ArtSim98 (limited) (Posts: 2738; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Sure. But it's still not any better.

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 08:30

9. pradeepreddy (Posts: 44; Member since: 01 Apr 2013)


this is BIGGEST reason with most of the Phone manufacturers(Except Samsung & Apple) for their losses/less pouplar, despite having great Handsets!!!

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 08:34

10. Azuna (Posts: 5; Member since: 24 Feb 2013)


if price cheaper, i will forgive u Sony

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 08:47 4

14. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5404; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


What? No, Sony, no. Are you kidding me? Come on, Sony...

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 09:00 1

18. ArtSim98 (limited) (Posts: 2738; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


I really hope this isn't true. My contract for my N9 ends on April the 11th and I want this to be available then! If not, I guess I'll have to be without a phone for a while lol....

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 09:29 1

23. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8276; Member since: 14 May 2012)


S5 releases that day. Just saying. :)

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 09:40 3

24. ArtSim98 (limited) (Posts: 2738; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Could be a nice choice for some, but for me Z2 is the better one to go for. Design is just really important for me. Also I prefer Sony's skin to Touchwiz. These are just personal opinions though. Performance is probably same. Other has higher clock speed, other has more RAM. And as for the camera we'll have to see. Also, if Sony ships those noise cancelling headphones with Z2 in Finland, it would be awesome! I think they do in UK, so maybe in other parts of Europe too since Europe seems to be the main focus for Sony right now.

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 10:01

28. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8276; Member since: 14 May 2012)


The Z2 is starting to grow on me now. My biggest gripe would be the UI though. Everything else is pretty much top notch.

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 10:10

31. ArtSim98 (limited) (Posts: 2738; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Yeah if you don't like the software the phone is dead because it's the thing you will look at.

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 22:41

55. GTX_Ti (unregistered)


Custom launcher bro !!

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 12:31

36. Cicero (Posts: 360; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)


Why? You'll return the phone on the end of contract? LOL

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 12:41

37. ArtSim98 (limited) (Posts: 2738; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Nope lol. But I can't access the network if I don't have a subscription for a carrier. So I won't have GSM or 3G. Of course I can use WiFi but it doesn't really help unless I'm at home

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 10:10

32. Zeeya (Posts: 194; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


just waite for Z3 xD

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 14:14

45. Tizen007 (Posts: 516; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


By then people will wait for Note 4 :)

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 08:55

16. pyradark (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


8 months cycle!! Thats great. Then z3 will be delayed too

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 09:04

19. zachattack (Posts: 565; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)


Why are people even caring, no carrier information anyway stop acting like you can get it xP

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 09:05 1

20. ArtSim98 (limited) (Posts: 2738; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


You know "WORLD" means something else too not only the USA?

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 09:26

21. techperson211 (Posts: 609; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


Been waiting for z2. Didn't think this is for real. Sony is more than capable of producing this device to accommodate the needs of consumer.

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 09:42

26. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3202; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


6 months cycle will cost. Even this news is telling me like fate. STICK TO SAMSUNG, STICK TO AMOLED AND WORST STICK TO PLASTIC.

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 10:02

29. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8276; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Interchangeable back covers means you get a metal one for under $10 on Amazon.

Trolling fail.

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 10:02

30. ArtSim98 (limited) (Posts: 2738; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


OOkk..

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 11:21

33. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3202; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


I am not trolling smurf i love sammy. I was just disappointed by s5 with plastic again i love amoled displays.

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 11:38

34. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8276; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Comment #29.

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 11:48

35. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3202; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


They dont fit as neatly as original cover and also signal reception is affected. Its my experience with galaxy s2. Also you have to pay extra for what you get out of the box with other high end (and some mid end phones lol) phones.

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 13:46

42. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8276; Member since: 14 May 2012)


You're complaining about a removable battery and removable back cover? Really?

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 12:56

38. janne303 (Posts: 2; Member since: 12 Mar 2014)


11/4 Clove UK, check gsmarena

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 13:16

39. Odiin (Posts: 226; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)


Damm Sony, not again.

When everything seems to be in favor with Sony, now this? Sony is always late in clarifying things. Say something Sony.

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 18:01

48. TMach (Posts: 354; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


Sony has not released a phone late for quite a while! AND this is not late, check GSMArena, the release date has already been confirmed by Carphonewarehouse (7th April) and Clove (Week commencing 7th April)!

Probably some troll! Also check Sony website, if you are not too fickle or lazy, as of 23:00 hours on 12 March, it states beginning of April. Another example of lazy journalism and PA can't even make a call to verify the "alleged" rumour which makes PA worse than the original troll!

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 03:00

52. Odiin (Posts: 226; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)


Dude calm down, I just expressing my thoughts, not bashing Sony. Why your so excited?

I mean to say with every flagships Sony got one or another problem.

I hope it is a fake news. N Sony will release Z2 without any problems.

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 17:49

54. TMach (Posts: 354; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


"Damm Sony, not again. When everything seems to be in favor with Sony, now this? Sony is always late in clarifying things. Say something Sony".

Your comment quoted above and it is fairly self explanatory. Not sure why Sony would make a statement or say anything in relation to a false rumour! Saying anything at all simply fuels the fire! Nothing excited about my post, dude, just exasperation. I deal in facts rather than false rumours.

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 13:27 2

40. docxx (Posts: 63; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


Relax Guys, this a a Samsung hoax!!
Looks like they are panicking..

This German shop is very reliable in terms of dates.

Z2 Tablet available from 27.03.14
Z2 Phone available from 15.04.14

http://www.saturn.de/mcs/product/SONY-Xperia%E2%84%A2-Z2-Tablet-SGP511E1-B-16-GB-schwarz,48352,286916,1176640.html?langId=-3

http://www.saturn.de/mcs/product/SONY-Xperia-Z2-schwarz,48352,365078,1176750.html?langId=-3

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 13:46

43. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8276; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Samsung hoax... Seriously....

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 15:39

46. Xenaz (Posts: 89; Member since: 28 Apr 2013)


I don't this is a Samsung hoax, if Samsung really want to, the rumor should be something that will affect sales effectively like "the phone have a serious defect that will causing explosion easily....", but not just few weeks delay rumor. And in fact the rumor still could be true as delay could be just affected one or two regional launching but not Europe. But I really hope the rumor is fake.

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 13:33 1

41. npaladin2000 (Posts: 134; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)


I hope LG puts stereo speakers into the waterproof G3, so I can have what the Xperia Z2 should have been, but without the delay. :)

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 14:03

44. ArtSim98 (limited) (Posts: 2738; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


G3 still won't come before Z2....... Won't even be announced before summer.....

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 18:08 1

49. TMach (Posts: 354; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


Seriously? Do fall for the hoax dude! As a former Xperia Z, Z1 and current G2 owner, the G3 will never be what the Z2 should have been or will be. Why? The build quality and my annoyingly creaky plastic G2 which is also still stuck on 4.2.2! Not even 4.3!!

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 07:56

56. npaladin2000 (Posts: 134; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)


That would be your problem, not LG's. Mine's on 4.4. LG's 4.4, not a custom ROM.

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 16:13

47. Federated (Posts: 231; Member since: 06 Mar 2010)


Fall/Winter 2014 will be interesting. Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 on most Flagships. Looking forward to that.

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 18:59

50. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 1008; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


so they should've said it will release in some parts of the country in march..lame

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 02:57 2

51. docxx (Posts: 63; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


As expected Hoax!!!

http://www.gsmarena.com/clove_details_uk_pricing_of_the_sony_xperia_z2-news-8019.php

The Z2 is superior in any sense it has simply no weaknesses and people realize that, so they try to play dirty games..

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 03:05 2

53. Federated (Posts: 231; Member since: 06 Mar 2010)


Exactly. Xperia Z2 is a perfect phone in my book. This is the only phone without weakness at the moment. Competitors are trying to smear Sony Z2 because they are simply jealous.

Want to comment? Please login or register.

Latest stories