Sony halts pre-orders of the SIM-Free Sony Xperia Z2; delay coming?

Sony halts pre-orders of the SIM-Free Sony Xperia Z2; delay coming?
Sony has removed the "pre-order" banner from the SIM-Free Sony Xperia Z2 listing on all of its regional Sony Store websites. This suggests that there might be some truth to the rumor that the company is having an issue with one of its suppliers. The original speculation had Sony launching its new flagship model in limited quantities. While the Japanese manufacturer will not allow pre-orders from its websites, the phone can still be pre-ordered from Sony's carrier partners.

Just because Sony has halted pre-orders for the Sony Xperia Z2 doesn't necessarily mean that there is a problem that is slowing down production of the phone. There is also a chance that pre-orders for the handset have swamped Sony's ability to produce the handset. After all, the model is one of the most eagerly awaited Android phones.

The big question is how long it will be before Sony puts its new flagship model back up for pre-orders. The phone is expected to be launched this month in Korea and in Japan which means it was supposed to hit the market before the Samsung Galaxy S5. The latter is scheduled to launch on April 11th. But just a few days ago, there was a report stating that the Xperia Z2 release could be pushed back to late April, or early May. If this speculation comes true, Samsung will get the jump on Sony after all.


source: XperiaBlog via AndroidAuthority

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Xperia Z2
  • 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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49 Comments

1. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

Come on Sony, you can do it.

2. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

That's not a good news but maybe the main reason is the high number of pre-orders.

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Lol no. Limited parts = halt in pre-orders.

4. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

That's Sammy's problem, you're commenting in a wrong topic.

5. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Reading the article is key before jumping to the comment section. "This suggests that there might be some truth to the rumor that the company is having an issue with one of its suppliers. The original speculation had Sony launching its new flagship model in limited quantities." Don't use paragraph 2 as your evidence because that doesn't hold true for Samsung or Apple.

7. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

I like the way you answer yourself. That was my prediction and you can enjoy trolling everywhere and answering every comment.http://www.xperiablog.net/2014/03/17/xperia-z2-will-launch-in-april-without-delay-but-expect-limited-stock/ Just read the quote and go home.

9. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

You know every company uses the term "high demand" for marketing, right? They make limited quantities to build hype and value to the handset lol. Your beloved Sony isn't as great as you thought it was.

12. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Maybe Sony is not great in your opinion, but you're definitely the greatest troll earth have ever seen on its face.

15. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

We'll see the sales figures. Bookmark this page and prove me wrong that the Z2 will sell more than the S5, G3 and All New HTC One. Biggest trolls go to xperiaDROID (who's banned for a week) and about most of the users that comment on Samsung articles. Let's face reality and accept things for how they are shall we?

31. lee480 unregistered

Nope. The biggest troll - your brother-in-arms; 'Friends of Samsung', appearing in every Android article, banned. Xperia always sold more than HTCs, I don't see why the trend will change. Similarly, Sony makes profit with every phone sold unlike LG. Bookmark this page and tell me soon when HTC files for bankruptcy. Cheers.

18. maherk

Posts: 6965; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

both of you are trolling. None of the mentioned reports shouldn't be taken seriously, it is a strategy most gadget sites go with whenever a flagship is about to be released. Every year we read the same story, phones are getting delayed since aliens are invading our planet, rumors suggests. Or, this phone will have really bad sales, insists the mysterious "analyst". Sony will sell well, and am sure they won't face any delay in production, as well as Samsung. You love Sony, he loves Samsung, both of you get over it. I for one was bashing the Z2 because I saw a video or two where the screen didn't look that great in it, I was proved wrong, and now I can't find any reason why I shouldn't like this phone.

19. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Same in my case, though I still believe the screen over saturates colors like the article from today demonstrated. Is it a good phone? Yeah. Is it the best? That's personal preference.

21. Genza

Posts: 576; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

You can not judge the quality of the screen by simply viewing photos or videos. Initial tests done by erica griffin, prove that your assessment is wrong.

27. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Photo #3 with the theatre perfectly displays the red was over saturated. I saw what Erica Griffin said btw. I'll stand by what I say until I demo the device in person.

13. TMach unregistered

Did it occur to you that in some cases it just might be true? This phone is a game changer for Sony and demand across Europe especially, has been huge! It is still scheduled for release in April but it looks like it might be in batches. Guess bias takes away common sense. Just so you know, I am a Galaxy S4 GPE and LG G2 user but making the trip back to Sony....

16. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Comment #15. And please explain to me the bias. I'm eager to know.

44. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

PapaSmurf, I can feel this article is densely populated by Sony fanboys you should "retreat" lol. I bet you will dominate when the Note 4 comes out but for now...

46. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Site is populated by them. They're worse than Nokia bandwagoners at this point.

49. papss unregistered

Not unlike the SS fans ;)

23. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

This is sony zone dude. Go away

25. maherk

Posts: 6965; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

tell that to yourself when go on ranting on Samsung and Apple's articles.

26. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Have you ever told me that. No right. Dude just chill I'm just messin. Lol no offense at all. It just fun for couple of minutes.

29. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

One of the biggest trolls on the site is telling me to go away. Ummm no. Go away.

33. giani

Posts: 269; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Ok. So people are arguing about a certain phone being delayed or not. News flash : Sony...samsung and the rest don't give a flying fck about any of you. All they want is yr moneyyyy !!! If Sony is not capable to take it now, you dont have to worry or argue, they will take it later. Giz.. P.s. 12 year olds having a fight not Cuul !

41. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Good one, I agree. Dude

40. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Again, Dude just chill I'm just messin. Lol no offense at all. It just fun for couple of minutes Looks like you r still kid, not mature enough yet.

43. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Full time college student two jobs. Definitely not old enough, right?

47. AshishRomea

Posts: 145; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

I ve been seeing Papasmurf since a really long time on Phonearena. Though i Aint a active commenter , i follow all articles & comments. I feel its time we all accept that this year its the Sony Xperia Z2 that has won the Flagship race of H1. lets wait n see what happens in H2 :)

6. papss unregistered

Sony needs to get their sh!t together.. This thing hasn't even taken off yet and there are already issues? What about the US Sony? Maybe try and release on more than one small carrier?? I would love to have a Sony phone like the Z2

11. TMach unregistered

First off the gatekeepers in the US are the carriers so Sony has not really got a lot of choice in the matter. Second of all, the issue seems to be unprecedented demand for the best phone released in a long time....see link below. Thanks to emadshiny! http://www.xperiablog.net/2014/03/17/xperia-z2-will-launch-in-april-without-delay-but-expect-limited-stock/

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