Sony Xperia Z2 UK Release Date is Set for May Day

By Gerald Lynch on at

Sony's impressive waterproof flagship smartphone, the Xperia Z2, finally has a release date after being first revealed at MWC 2013. Carphone Warehouse is the first phone retailer to announce its pricing and release plans, selling the phone from May 1st -- two weeks ahead of the competition.

"Limited stock" will be available from that date for pre-order and online customers, with delivery expected on the week beginning April 14th. Carphone Warehouse's Xperia Z2 deals start at £38 a month with a £49 upfront cost, while the smartphone is £549.95 SIM-free.

Our brief time with the Z2 during the Barcelona show was positive. The handset sports a 5.2-inch IPS LCD display running at a 1920 x 1080 resolution, with a Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor, clocked at 2.3GHz and backed by 3GB of RAM, tucked away inside. A capacious 3,200mAh battery is also included, while the phone's 4K video recording and 20.7MP still photography capabilities stole most of the headlines. [Carphone Warehouse]