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UK Sony Xperia? Z2 launching delayed due to ?high demand?

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Sony XperiaSony Xperia? Z2?s release in the UK will be postponed until the first week of May due to ?high demand?.

Reports said that Sony has contacted UK retailer Unlocked Mobiles and disclosed that the launching of Sony Xperia? Z2 will not push through on April as announced earlier and instead the company will have it out in the UK market on the first week of May.

Rumors said, the delay has something to do with ?a component manufacturing issue from a third party that?s holding production up.? However, in a statement provided to CNET, Sony said that due to ?high demand? they will not be able to deliver to all customers but they will fulfill their promise — to ship to customers their pre-ordered Sony Xperia? Z2?s next month.

” 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,” Sony spokesperson said in a statement.

As for sale of Xperia? Z2 in the US, Sony said, ?”As with all our global product launches, rollout is phased across markets and channels and exact timing and allocations will vary by market.”

Sony Xperia? Z2, dubbed as the “world?s best camera and camcorder waterproof smartphone” has the ability to record 4K-resolution video with its 20-megapixel camera. In introducing the Xperia? Z2 on their official website, Song wrote, “We’ve crafted every detail of the new Xperia? Z2 to create a spectacular smartphone. Capture life like never before with the world?s best waterproof camera, experience a display like no other with BRAVIA TV technology and enjoy noise cancelling capabilities with the MDR-NC31EM headset, taking you closer than ever before to the real experience.”

Complete list of Sony Xperia? Z2?s features and functions

Camera and video

  • 20.7 MP Exmor RS? for mobile image sensor, 4K video capture
  • Burst mode
  • HDR for both picture/film
  • 8x digital zoom
  • Front-facing camera (2.2 MP 1080p)
  • Geotagging
  • HD video recording (1080p)
  • Image stabiliser
  • Object tracking
  • Red-eye reduction
  • Scene recognition
  • Send to web
  • Smile Shutter?
  • Sony Exmor RS for mobile image sensor
  • Superior Auto
  • Sweep Panorama
  • Touch focus
  • Touch capture
  • White balance
  • Image capture, supported format: JPEG
  • Image playback supported formats: BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, WebP
  • Video recording, supported formats: 3GPP, MP4
  • Video playback supported formats: 3GPP, MP4, M4V, MKV, AVI, XVID, WEBM
  • Face detection

Design and display

  • 5.2?, 16,777,216 colours, Full HD 1920×1080 pixels
  • TRILUMINOS? Display for mobile
  • X-Reality? for mobile picture engine
  • Face Unlock
  • Gesture input
  • STAMINA mode
  • Touch gesture ? multi-touch, up to 10 fingers supported
  • Screenshot capturing
  • Throw
  • Pan & zoom

Memory

  • RAM: 3 GB
  • Flash memory: Up to 16 GB*****
  • Expansion slot: microSD? card, up to 64 GB (SDXC supported)

Pre-loaded applications

  • Google Maps for Mobile with Street view**
  • Google Hangouts**
  • Sony Select
  • Web browser (WebKit)
  • Google Chrome**
  • Google Play**
  • Google Voice Search**
  • Google Search**

Connectivity and communication

  • 3.5 mm audio jack (CTIA)
  • aGPS
  • ANT+ wireless technology
  • Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
  • DLNA Certified
  • MHL support
  • Native USB tethering
  • NFC
  • Screen mirroring
  • Smart Connect
  • Synchronisation via Exchange ActiveSync?, Facebook?, Google? and SyncML?*
  • USB charging
  • USB High speed 2.0 and Micro USB support
  • Xperia Link
  • Wi-Fi and WiFi Hotspot functionality
  • Noise suppression
  • Voice enhancement
  • Xperia Socialife**
  • Miracast?

Entertainment

  • 3D and motion gaming
  • PlayStation Certified
  • FM Radio with RDS
  • SensMe and SensMe slideshow
  • Sony Entertainment Network (selected markets only)
  • TV launcher
  • ?WALKMAN? application
  • 3D surround sound
  • Bluetooth stereo (aptX?, A2DP)
  • Clear Audio+, Clear Bass, Clear Phase? and Clear stereo
  • xLoud Experience ? audio filter technology from Sony
  • Audio recording, supported formats: 3GPP, MP4, AMR
  • Audio playback supported formats: AAC, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, PCM, Vorbis, WMA
  • YouTube**
  • Facebook application**
  • Twitter**
  • TrackID music recognition**

Networks

  • UMTS HSPA+ 850 (Band V), 900 (Band VIII), 1700 (Band IV), 1900 (Band II), 2100 (Band I) MHz
  • GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 20)

** Not available in all markets.

*** Values are according to GSM Association Battery Life Measurement Technique as performed in controlled laboratory conditions. Actual time may vary.

**** In compliance with IP55 and IP58 standards, the Xperia? Z2 is protected against the ingress of dust and water. Provided that all ports and covers are firmly closed, the phone is (i) protected against low pressure jets of water from all practicable directions in compliance with IP55; and/or (ii) can be kept under 1.5 metres of fresh water for up to 30 minutes in compliance with IP58. The phone is not designed to float or work submerged underwater outside the IP55 or IP58 classification range. This may lead to your warranty being void.

***** Memory comprises approximately 4 GB firmware, plus 12 GB of ?Internal storage? for music, pictures and films, downloaded applications and their data.

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