Sony Hong Kong now says Sony Xperia Z2 is delayed until June
posted by Alan F. / Apr 08, 2014, 10:09 AM
But even that time frame might be too optimistic. Sony Hong Kong is now confirming that the flagship phone won't be released until June. This has to be disheartening for those who saw the phone unveiled at MWC in late February and have been patiently waiting for the release of the Xperia Z2. In the U.S., there is speculation that the phone will be a Verizon exclusive with a Q2 launch.
Sony might have boxed itself into a corner. With the Japanese manufacturer releasing a new flagship model every 6 months, by the time the Xperia Z2 sees the light of day, its successor could be due. Remember, Sony Mobile’s Creative Director Kurozumi Yoshiro called the Xperia Z2 Sony's flagship model for the first half of the year. If the delay stretches out any longer, buyers might decide to wait for the Sony Xperia Z3 which would force Sony to take a hatchet to its pricing for the Xperia Z2. Shortages of parts needed for the device are being blamed for the delay.
source: XperiaBlog via AndroidCentral
Sony Xperia Z2 OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2 View Full specs
- Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 20.7 MP / 2.2 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
- Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 3200 mAh(19h 3G talk time)
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No matter how good a device you put out, if you can't execute the release properly, it will struggle for success. I really hope Sony learns something from this, because they are almost certainly going to lose sales to Samsung, and potentially to LG as well. They really may want to re-think their 6 month strategy.
posted on Apr 08, 2014, 10:15 AM 12
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Yes, Jellmoo, your thinking is sound in my mind. It seems as if the release loop did not consider material management. That seems odd for a Japanese company as they are so good at material managment. Perhaps upper management doesnot comprehend anything but the urgency of deliverying as management may only be connected to marketing and assume everything else can magically happen. By going back to an annual cycle, they run the risk of losing market share over the short term, but if they provide a very real (deliverable) reliable, user friendly and technically performing (features truly satisfy user's needs) cell phone then the market may wait. Certainly apple users wait. willingly. I like your thinking jellmoo
posted on Apr 08, 2014, 10:32 AM 0
Misleading crap. The way it is written suggests as if Sony is delaying the Z2 for all markets and everyone is affected? U gotta be kidding me, the Sony Z2 is already readily available for sale in my country at $328 with a 2 yr contract ever since the last weekend and my friend is already using it LOL. That's Hong Kong's problem and NOT everyone's.
posted on Apr 08, 2014, 10:20 AM 7
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It isn't though. It's indicative of a problem that Sony has when it comes to execution. The device has not seen widespread release, and it still doesn't have details as to when that may happen. Devices like the M8 and S5 are being launched with good execution, hitting their markets quickly and on multiple carriers. Sony still doesn't have a plan announced for the US. And rumours of a Verizon carrier exclusive don't help. Heck, here in Canada it will be a Bell exclusive, with rumours pointing to a May launch, but nothing definitive. Sony is struggling to get this device to market, and until they manage to solve that problem they won't be a competitor in the high end, regardless of how good their device may be.
posted on Apr 08, 2014, 10:27 AM 5
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UK based and getting mine next week! All major partners are due to have the device available next week and that mean all networks, Carphonewarehouse and Phones4U. I guess Sony did not anticipate the demand for this device....Nevertheless, I would suggest the unfortunates wait as this is way better than plastic phones out there. Only rival for build quality is the M8!
posted on Apr 08, 2014, 4:40 PM 1
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LG G3 will start hitting the markets till then.
posted on Apr 08, 2014, 10:28 AM 2
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yes g3 will be released in june.
posted on Apr 08, 2014, 10:32 AM 1
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Oh fck. My country still hasn't even got a pre-order yet. I guess I'm screwed,
posted on Apr 08, 2014, 10:31 AM 0
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Get the S5 like a champ and never look back. I doubt anyone spending a week with it would take it back, let alone think of another phone, design or other 3rd world problems. You'll even forget you're using a phone.
posted on Apr 08, 2014, 12:18 PM 4
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Sony Z3 only 4 months ahead
posted on Apr 08, 2014, 10:52 AM 4
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If Sony would at least confirm what their plan is for the U.S., I would be happy to wait another month or two for this phone. I'm on Verizon so I think I have the best chance compared to other carriers, but in an ideal world I would hope that all carriers get this amazing phone.
posted on Apr 08, 2014, 11:18 AM 1
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I'm thinking by then, the LG G3 will be steam rolling Everyone.
posted on Apr 08, 2014, 4:51 PM 1
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