It would take us all day to sum up all the questions, doubts and queries we have on the upcoming launches of Sony’s Xperia Z and ZL, so we would be better off listing the things we know. In a nutshell, the Z has been confirmed to land in Australia in March and parts of Europe by the end of February, while the ZL is expected in Canada soon.
As for pricing, Clove UK served us with the only tidbit so far, listing the Z for pre-order at a hefty, but not unexpected £528 ($850). Today however we have two new juicy pieces of pricing-related news coming from opposite corners of the world – Australia and Finland.
For some reason, Sony Mobile’s local branch in the land down under continues to be awfully generous with tech-savvy Aussies, revealing not only the carriers set to receive the Xperia Z, but also the phone’s off contract price.
Sony Centres are thus ready to offer the 5-inch waterproofer for A$749 in black, white and purple. Of course, some sort of mystery has to stay around, so “further carrier information as well as price plans will be announced soon”.
Now, what can we make of that price? First off, let’s say it translates into around US $792. Pricey, but more than 50 bucks below the British price point. Which is odd, considering that most of the other Sony devices that can be found in both countries are more expensive in Australia.
Intriguing, eh? In any case, let’s get on to Finland as well, where Gigantti is listing the Xperia Z (just in black for now) at €739, or around $980. Ouch, that sounds like it could poke serious holes into some pockets, but, hey, that’s just how Europeans roll. Also, keep in mind that this is just one third-party retailer trying to win some points in Google searches, so that might not be the recommended retail price after all.