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