Sony Xperia Z2 may be delayed, limited quantities rumored


Sony’s Xperia Z2 was one of the sleeper hits of MWC 2014. While not real flashy and headline grabbing in the way the Galaxy S5 is, the phone has been steadily growing on us, as we learn more and more about what makes it so superior to previous Xperia flagships. With our interest sufficiently piqued, when will start seeing the Z2 become available to the public? Back when the phone was introduced, we were told to expect sales to begin this month, but now a new rumor suggests that Sony’s plans may have hit a snag.

The theory pops up in an Esato discussion forum, where one user claims to have learned that supply-side problems are causing the Z2 to be delayed. Supposedly, the delay will affect markets around the globe, and by the time the phone finally does arrive, it may only be available in very limited quantities. This follows earlier rumors of delays only affecting certain Western markets.

There is some evidence in support of this: Sony recently said that the Z2 wouldn’t hit Indonesia until April. And maybe the lack of retail leaks thus far is telling in and of itself; we’re already coming up on the midpoint of the month, and haven’t been seeing anything indicating that retailers are gearing-up for the Z2 just yet.

Update: Clove reports that it’s expecting the Z2 to arrive the second week of April in the UK. That doesn’t sound too, too delayed to us.

Source: Esato
Via: phoneArena

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