Wednesday , August 23 2017

Sony Xperia Z2 appears on the Sony Australia website – rumoured to launch on Optus tomorrow

Sony-Xperia-Z2
The latest Sony flagship – the Xperia Z2 – has been delayed somewhat since Sony’s announcement advised we should be seeing the phone launch globally in March. But it seems that it could be nearing a launch here in Australia very soon.

The Sony Xperia Z2 (actually the Z2B) has appeared on the Sony Australia website. The phone is listed with no options to pre-order, nor is there any pricing listed, there is however listings for the phone in Black and White, so it now comes down to which carrier Telstra has managed to secure the exclusive on that colour.

Spec wise the Z2B variant still has the same specs announced at Mobile World Congress, there are now official listings of the bands that the Xperia Z2 will support – sorry Optus 4G+ users, Band 40(2300MHz) is not supported. Specs are :

  • 5.2- inch 1920 x 1080 (424ppi) TRILUMINOUS Display with the X-Reality mobile picture engine
  • 2.3GHz Quadcore Snapdragon 801 (MSM8974AC) / Adreno™ 330 GPU
  • 3GB RAM.
  • 16GB Internal Storage (4GB for Firmware and apps, 12GB for Movies, Music, Pictures, etc) with microSD card slot supporting up to 64GB cards (SDXC supported)
  • Digital noise cancelling built into the phone and supplied ear buds (Reduces up to 98% of ambient noise)
  • Water / Dust Resistant (IP55/IP58)
  • Radio Bands
    • UMTS HSPA+: 850 (Band V), 900 (Band VIII), 1700 (Band IV), 1900 (Band II), 2100 (Band I) MHz
    • GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
    • 4G LTE (Bands 1(2100MHz), 2(1900MHz), 3(1800MHz), 4(1700MHz), 5(850MHz), 7(2600MHz), 8(900MHz), 13(700c MHz), 17(700bc MHz), 20(800MHz))
  • Cameras
    1. Front: 2.2MP (1080p video recording)
    2. Rear: 20.7MP Exmor RS image sensor, capable of 4K video recording at 30 fps
  • 146.8 x 73.3 x 8.2 mm / 158 grams
  • 3200mAh Battery

We know the phone will be launching soon, earlier this month we saw evidence that Telstra was gearing up for their launch. At the announcement, Sony advised that Telstra, Optus and Vodafone would all be stocking the phone.

It’s from one of these carriers – Optus – that we get our best idea of when the Xperia Z2 will launch. Ausdroid reader Liam, happened to be chatting with the Optus Live Chat staff about the phone and was advised that the phone would be launching on the 1st of May – yep, tomorrow.
Z2 Optus Live Chat

It’s not much to go on, but Sony has been silent so far on when we’ll be seeing the phone. We’ve yet to hear back from Sony regarding the rumour, but stay tuned if you’re in the market for an Xperia Z2, tomorrow could be the day.

 
Source: Sony.
Thanks: Liam.

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8 Comments on "Sony Xperia Z2 appears on the Sony Australia website – rumoured to launch on Optus tomorrow"

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chumly
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chumly

So it’s here: http://www.optus.com.au/shop/mobile/phones/sony/xperia-z2
Pretty pricey and weirdly paired with a pair of Adidas shoes??!!
Also seems to be stating next day delivery which is promising for stock levels and launch on other carriers

Also – what’s the deal with comments this morning? seems like the system switched providers for a second or something.

chmly
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chmly

so its there:
http://www.optus.com.au/shop/mobile/phones/sony/xperia-z2
pretty pricey and wierdly paired with Adidas trainers??!!

Sean Royce
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Sean Royce

Finally I can upgrade!

Lucas Buchanan
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Lucas Buchanan

Pre ordered mine from mobicity at the start of March. Not happy if it’s available here before I get mine!!

V-Man
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V-Man

I’ve been told tomorrow. But no stock as of yet 🙁

chumly
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chumly

OMG.
I have perversely been waiting on this and passing up getting an M8 in the hope that it won’t be long. Am getting very close to just getting the M8 as my OneXL is closing on 3 years of service.
Needs to be Voda though (weird SIM swapping arrangemnts in my household). Hoping that they are not long behind…

swaggy p
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swaggy p

The One XL is a two year old phone how can you have it for 3 years idi0t

chumly
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chumly

Hi swaggy p.

You make a good and well articulated point.

I guess there was some exaggeration in my comment, and I did say “closing on” three years, not that it was already three years old. It is into its third year of service (I imported mine) and is three generations old in htc’s flagship lineup (one m8, one m7, one x/xl).

It also just feels tired and slow and time for change. Hoping the z2 will let me partially justify not getting a nexus 5 at release.

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