We had a little sneak peak inside the Xpiera Z box the other day, and now there’s more good news for those who can’t wait to get their hands on Sony’s new flagship handset. The Xperia Z is now available for pre-order in the UK, and Three and Vodafone have also let slip that the handset will be available on February 28th.

For a quick recap, the handset comes with a stunning 5 inch 1080p display, a speedy 1.5GHz Snapdragon quad-core processor, and Jelly Bean 4.1 installed by default (but will be bumped up to 4.2 just after launch). It also comes in a selection of colors; you’ll have to settle for white or black as the standard options, but 02 customers also have the choice of the exclusive purple edition.

The handset will set you back a sizable sum, £449.99 on the Three network and $479 on 02, but nothing out of the ordinary for a high end smartphone. Sony’s Xperia Z will also be available on Vodafone, but the pricing information isn’t available on the website yet.

If you don’t fancy stumping up the cash for a handset upfront, then 02 have a tariff which will let you have the handset for free, but it will cost you at least £44 a month and will tie you in to a two year contract.

If you make your pre-order before Wednesday 27th February, Sony will throw in a pair of MDR-1R headphones for free. That’s a pretty fantastic offer, considering the headphones alone are worth £300.

With less than a month to go, are you excited for the new Xperia Z?

Robert Triggs
Lead Technical Writer at Android Authority, covering the latest trends in consumer electronics and hardware. In his spare moments, you'll probably find him tinkering with audio electronics and programming.