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
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)

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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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56 Comments

1. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

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

4. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

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

5. Chris.P

Posts: 567; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

Has been corrected. My bad. Cheers!

15. Insignificant

Posts: 192; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

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

2. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 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

13. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 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.

3. nobelset

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

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

12. PANIC

Posts: 138; Member since: Mar 06, 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!!!

25. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

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

27. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 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.

6. moroninc

Posts: 193; Member since: Jul 14, 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

17. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

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

22. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Did we forget about China and, Japan and India?

7. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

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

8. Mike604

Posts: 4; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

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

11. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Sure. But it's still not any better.

9. pradeepreddy

Posts: 65; Member since: Apr 01, 2013

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

10. Azuna

Posts: 8; Member since: Feb 24, 2013

if price cheaper, i will forgive u Sony

14. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

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

18. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 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....

23. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

S5 releases that day. Just saying. :)

24. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 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.

28. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 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.

31. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

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

55. GTX_Ti unregistered

Custom launcher bro !!

36. Cicero

Posts: 1136; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

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

37. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 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

32. Zeeya

Posts: 331; Member since: Mar 17, 2013

just waite for Z3 xD

45. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

By then people will wait for Note 4 :)

16. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

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

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