SIM-free Xperia Z2 no longer available for pre-order from Sony, what’s going on?

by: Andrew GrushMarch 17, 2014


Earlier this month a rumor began floating around the web claiming that the Sony Xperia Z2 might be delayed due to manufacturing issues. At the time, the rumor suggested the delay was due to an unnamed supplier issue and that the problem would potentially force Sony to initially launch the Xperia Z2 in limited quantities.

Adding a little bit of fuel to this fire, Sony Mobile has now removed the SIM-free Xperia Z2 for pre-order on all of its regional websites. That said, it’s still possible to place pre-orders on certain carrier versions.

So what does all this mean exactly? It could certainly mean that Sony hasn’t been able to produce enough units to meet demand, but we still can’t confirm that a manufacturing issue is behind all of this. For all we know, pre-order interest may have simply been higher than Sony originally planned for, or for that matter, the removal of pre-order information might be a temporary situation that could change again within a matter of days.

We’ll certainly be keeping an eye out for more information about the Xperia Z2’s launch and the possibility of a delay. What’s your take on the situation? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

  • Mystery Man

    *Clap* Good to see other’s besides Samsung getting sales (hopefully)

  • paxmos

    Everybody learns from Apple.

  • Castor

    or it could be a ploy to make it appear that the product is a hot sell.

  • Mike Bastable

    mmm,spoke to a “off the record guy” from Sony…seems to be a situation with the screen production which has apparently already been solved. Hurrah!, cos it is an awesome phone

  • Leonardo Rojas

    I think I’ll wait till Z3. Owning a ZL I can’t be too excited for an upgrade yet. But, it’s a bit sad that Sony encountered these production issues just when it was about to conquer the world with it’s flagship… :/

    • Rick jaan

      true…..coz sony new strategy announcing new flagship after six months …. z3 ll be here almost in October

  • Be Cool

    Do not worry.
    There will not be Z2 supplier issue. Especially on SIM free Z2. SONY could never sell them.
    Normal ppl don’t read the articles about the “superior ” Z2 , or the comments of the desperate iboys, pretending to devoted Z2 fans. LOL

    • Or maybe they actually like Xperia devices. I, for one, do.

  • no delay but rumor about limited stocks still remains

  • Lancelot Rose

    I really think they underestimated the global interest in this device, this is their first flagship that i feel can really compete with Samsung, it doesn’t help that the S5 is just plain ugly, and it helps Sony that this device truly has great competing features, with a more pure form of android.

  • J Daniel White II

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