Sony confirms: Xperia Z2 availability not likely to meet demand
Will there be an Xperia Z2 delay or not? Earlier this month, we heard rumors claiming that Sony was running into problems putting the Z2 together in the sort of quantities it would like, and as a result, some markets would get the phone later than others. But then despite those warnings, retailers maintained steadfastly that sales were still slated to begin in early April, leaving us unsure what to expect. Now those rumors of delays have resurfaced, and we finally get an official statement from Sony.
UK retailers have apparently been notifying shoppers that Sony has informed them of stock delays, pushing availability back to the first week of May.
When asked about these reports, Sony explained that it is “working tirelessly to maximize stock levels in April but currently we do not expect to meet the high demand across all our sales channels.”
Despite this, Sony still says that there will be some availability in April, and specifically that customers who pre-ordered the smartphone should still get their hands on it then. But if you were just hoping to waltz into a store in a couple weeks and pick up a Z2 there and then, well you might be in for a disappointment.