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Sony says the Xperia Z2 won’t be available in the UK until May

Xperia Z2

The Sony Xperia Z2 handset has been known to be facing supply related issues since a few days ago. Sony Mobile has now confirmed this with some bad news as well. Pre-order customers in the UK will not be able to get their hands on the Xperia Z2 flagship at least until May according to the manufacturer. The company hasn’t given a specific date for the launch, but an early to mid-May release is expected.

It was initially believed that the manufacturer was not able to launch the handset in time due to demand from the customers, but that is clearly not the case. The handset was originally expected to launch on the 11th of April, but a delay of 2-3 more weeks will certainly hurt the company’s sales, especially since the Samsung Galaxy S5 is launching on the same day.

It seems like the company ran into some last minute supply chain issues which has caused this unexpected delay. The manufacturer stopped pre-orders from its site a few days ago, which was almost an indication of the inevitable. As a ray of hope though, retailer Clove is still taking pre-orders for the handset and has assured pre-order customers that they will be the first to get the handset when it breaks cover in May.

It is yet to be known if this delay will affect other parts of the globe, particularly Asia where Sony devices have performed well over the years.

Source: Clove UK Blog

Via: Phone Arena

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  1. Sony was never a big player like Samsung. They have some customer base. I guess they will wait for the device. But yeah, they may still face some losses.

  2. That is precisely the reason for delay. A few weeks back there was an article on this very blog saying Sony is having problems in procuring many of the Components for it’s latest Flagship device.

  3. Well that isn’t going to exactly help Sony. I mean, when there are other products out there, potential customers may shift there and Sony will be left out.

  4. Is there a chance that Sony would ship these devices first to the Asian market and then to the Western markets, at least when there is a hiccup like this one? Its just a doubt I have, I’m not speculating anything here.

  5. Why do you say that? They sell good number of phones. The numbers may not be as much as Samsung or LG make, but the company does make good money with the Xperia line of Android smartphones.

  6. It really does not seem like something the company planned, they might have just had manufacturing issues. Sometimes people forget that even the big companies still have to deal with the smaller ones when it comes to parts needed in order to make their product. I bet that is the reason for the delay.

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