Just like Samsung, Sony isn’t promising the quickest turnaround time for its latest flagship smartphone, the Xperia Z2, due out around the world “sometime in April”. Also like Samsung, the Japanese are wary of detailing stateside price tags.
But unlike their rivals, the Z2 makers have already started taking pre-orders in Europe, naturally for a specific price. The exquisite 5.2-inch water-protected Android will set you back €600 ($825) in Germany, a slightly steeper €650 ($890) in the Netherlands, and a near prohibitive €700 ($960) in countries such as France, Italy and Spain.
That’s if you insist on boarding the Xperia Z2 bandwagon early, and dealing with Sony directly, through their regional online stores. Meanwhile, in the UK, the phone is £600 ($1,000) through a similar channel, but £564 ($940) VAT included via Clove.
Other third-party retailers, both British and from various states on the old continent, shall themselves lower the ask before long, you just need to be patient. Which shouldn’t be a problem, since again, no one can commit to fulfil orders by early April.
As far as US availability goes, we’re light on specifics, but we know T-Mobile will definitely carry the contract-free Xperia Z1, likely also starting in April. Price? A solid albeit not sure-fire guesstimate is $600. Which isn’t a lot, mind you, for a Full HD Triluminos display, quad-core Snapdragon 801 chip, 3 GB RAM, 4G LTE speeds and 20.7 MP camera with 4K video recording. It’s almost a bargain.
Via [GSM Arena]