There?s some bad news for US fans who are waiting for the launch of the Sony Xperia Z2. Sony?s flagship phone will not be available until the summer of this year and to make matters worse, it won?t be sold by any US based carrier. Sony has opted to have their phone sold directly from the Sony online store, already unlocked and good to go. This means that, not only will the handset be arriving late to the US, but it will also be sold at a premium price since it won?t be getting any bundles with any carriers.
There is still a bit of hope though, as US carriers are currently in negotiations with Sony to have their flagship be bundled with a variety of plans, although nothing is finalized yet. For now, it is definite that the Z2 will be sold through the online store.
The main reason that Sony isn?t shipping their latest Xperia devices to the US is mainly due to the fact that Sony isn?t focusing its business in the US market. This change in focus is due to the fact that the company hasn?t gotten much success in the US previously, and it is now putting more emphasis on other markets such as Europe and Asia. There have already been a few launches of the Xperia Z2 in key Asian markets in the past few weeks as well as other regions.
With this lack of focus in the US, another piece of bad news is that the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, the Z1?s little brother won?t be arriving in the US at all.
For US fans who want to get these products, you?ll have to wait for the Z2 to arrive on US shores or import from overseas. For the Z1, you?ll have to rely on the gray market or imports as they won?t be officially available at all.
Xperia Z2 technical Specifications
- OS: Android 4.4.2 KitKat
- Network: 2G GSM, 3G HSDPA, 4G LTE
- Display: 5.2 inches IPS LCD Triluminos display, 1080 x 1920 pixels (424 ppi), X-Reality Engine
- Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8974AB Snapdragon 801
- CPU: Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400
- GPU: Adreno 330
- RAM: 3 GB
- Internal Storage: 16GB expandable via microSD up to 128GB
- Rear Camera: 20.7 MP, autofocus, LED flash, videos at 2160p@30fps 1080p@60fps 720p@120fps
- Front Camera: 2.2MP, videos at 1080p@30fps
- Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 3200 mAh
Photo Source: Sony official website