Xperia Z2

Sony working hard to deliver pre-orders made through key partners though demand might not be met across the board

There has been some talk that the new Sony Xperia Z2 may be delayed from its expected April availability in the UK and other locations. The potential issue was highlighted once more by Android Central Forums member, jiggyb21, who received an email from Unlocked-Mobiles declaring stock delays until May. But thankfully, it's not all bad news.

We reached out to Sony and they came back with a slightly less doom-and-gloom outlook:

Xperia Z2 will be available in the UK during April and we are expecting to deliver to all consumers who have placed a pre-order through our key partners. We are working tirelessly to maximise stock levels in April but currently we do not expect to meet the high demand across all our sales channels. Please stay tuned for further information and confirmed retail availability.

So, some folks might not be getting theirs in April, but largely Sony still expects to deliver on time. Since no specifics were mentioned on which sales channels may be, if you're concerned the best course of action is to speak to the retailer you lodged your pre-order with.

The Xperia Z2 was launched back at MWC in February, and there's a lot of folks eager to get their hands on one. For now at least, things are largely unchanged, and April is going to be a very, very busy time.

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jlczl says:

US availability would catapult Sony to true contender position since it bests the Samsung and HTC flagship in many ways.

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BoB16731 says:

Yea I'm wanting the Z2

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True

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worknman says:

Don't think it's gonna happen... this phone is too good :P

lightyear420 says:

Agreed!! Hopefully after the popularity the Z2 has seen in Europe they will finally realize they are just limiting their sales by rarely offering their hardware here.

the1m.polo says:

Agree but part of catapulting to the top is marketing and having stock which is part of a product.. I hope Sony does get in the mix ..I've had many HTC, Samsung's,Moto and never a Sony because it hasnt been available to me I'm not going to change a carrier for any phone period... That ended with the iPhone... If Sony can get marketing and stock handled with this product they would be the game changer us consumers need even if u don't buy it ... Because they aren't taking any short cuts and it will force Android oems to provide top hardware and software ... No cheap plastic, non full hd screens, 4mp cameras.. all things HTC, moto, and Samsung cut corners on .... Sooo I'm rooting for Sony!!!! But they must market and get stocked up!!!

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the1m.polo says:

I admit after not being thrilled about the S5 and M8 I kinda felt like...well my m7 will do for now although I need expandable memory and a better battery and camera... But I still hate touchwiz as good as the GS5 is .. so I went looking for other posi options.... I googled Sony Z2 Verizon and seem rumors about it being a Verizon exclusive... So I did my homework on the phone... The only gripe I have is the size ... And I owned a note 2 .. so I've had a large phone before... But I think if this hits Verizon I may sacrifice and buy this beast! Now if they drop the Z2 mini with the same specs ... I'm all in!!!!!
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OLD_HATCH says:

So no word on wether this will hit tmobile or att here in the states?

Anyone know if I purchase a Z2 outright online if it would be totally compatible with all att or tmobile bands? (especially lte)

ki11ak3nn says:

That's what I want to know too. I'm on T-Mobile and the M8 and S5 don't thrill me right now. I'm waiting to see the next iteration of the G2. If that turns out to be a flop then I'll probably pony up some extra cash and get the Z2, if I'll be able to use LTE on it.

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Well there was a rumor that it was coming exclusively to Verizon. Not sure if that's true though.

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Duncan1982 says:

Got mine ordered and cant wait, hope i don't have to wait due to delays :-)

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K White1 says:

I'm drawn to that purple Z2.

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Duncan1982 says:

I have ordered the white as it looks classy :-)

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m0scs says:

Why are Sony not in US? As I'm in the UK this doesn't affect me but I don't understand why they seemingly don't want to Tap into the massive US market. Surely they are in business to sell product. What am I missing here? My upgrade is due in July so should be in plentiful supply by then.

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TexasNexus1 says:

I'm ready to try Sony. This phone needs to come to US. Verizon rumor is strong
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Pauley says:

I preordered the white Z2 D6503 from Handtec.co.uk. Hopefully it's gets to me in the US sooner than later but regardless it should be a great phone. You just can't go wrong with those specs, especially that 3GB RAM.