We reported earlier this week that Sony would launch the Xperia Z on February 20 and now the Japanese company announced that the smartphone would go on sale only in March.Although we originally thought the smartphone would be available for purchase starting February 20 via Sony Stores across the country and from March through major carriers, it looks like the Xperia Z won’t hit shelves until next month.
XperiaBlog reports Sony Australia has just confirmed the Xperia Z will be available from Sony Centre locations from March.
Sadly, the Japanese company does not offer any details on the phone’s pricing options yet, though we should expect it to match the European version which is priced around £530/€650 outright.
However, we expect more details on Australian availability and price tag of Xperia Z to be announced on February 20 when Sony plans to officially launch the smartphone for the media.
So far, we’ve been able to confirm Sony Xperia Z will arrive at Telstra, but we can safely assume Optus and Vodafone will carry the device as well.
Obviously, it will be available for free on select plans, but each carrier is expected to offer additional pricing options.
The highly-anticipated Sony Xperia Z is now on sale in Japan via NTT Docomo and is slated for a February 28 released in the UK. Other European countries are likely to receive it in March, just like Australia.
Even though Sony Xperia Z will ship with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean out of the box, the Japanese handset maker confirmed an Android 4.2 upgrade would be available soon after launch. Unfortunately, we have no idea how soon that will be.
The Xperia Z is IP57 certified (dust- and water-resistant) and packs a powerful 1.5 GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory. More details on the phone’s specs sheet are available here.