Sony promises to ship Sony Xperia Z2 handsets ahead of release date
Those who have made a pre-order for the new Sony Xperia Z2 handset may need to trade their current phone in earlier than they would have anticipated doing so, with news emerging that Sony is set to ship the phone over two weeks ahead of release date.
Originally, the handset was delayed because of a shortage of components, and Sony seeking to avoid problems that have been seen in the past with the likes of Apple having large periods where various iPhone models have remained out of stock after release dates.
The official release date, and the day on which people who have not pre-ordered will be able to get their hands on the Sony Xperia Z2, will be May 1st, but third party carriers have started to announce that those who have made pre-orders will find it with them as early as next week.
Carphone Warehouse and Phones4U have both revealed that they will start shipping the devices from Monday April 14th, giving those with pre-orders a two-week headstart on others who are looking to buy in store on release day.
It's believed that the reason this is a possibility is that Sony managed to deliver a limited number of handsets to UK retailers when it was originally planned for release, but sought to push back the official launch in order to ensure it could meet projected demand.
The Sony Xperia Z2 will be the latest flagship in the Japanese company's range, and it follows just five months after the release of the Sony Xperia Z1.
Highlights of the handset include its 1080p full HD screen with a resolution of 441ppi and a 20MP camera, which packs a bit less of a punch, surprisingly, than its predecessor, which shipped with a 20.7MP camera.
It will also come complete with the brand new quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.3GHz, a giant 3,200mAh battery and Google's latest mobile operating system, Android 4.4.