Sony Xperia Z2 release revealed for North America, minus the US

Sony Xperia Z2
The Xperia Z2 is a decent update to Sony's flagship formula

In strange defiance of the natural order of North America, Canada will receive the Sony Xperia Z2 before the US.

Just kidding - Canada is great. But seriously, the latest Sony flagship will launch there in May, Canadian carrier Bell has announced.

The Xperia Z2 is out tenuously elsewhere on the planet, but there's been no word before today about its North American release.

Now that the hammer has dropped on this continent, it seems only a matter of time until the US gets its Xperia Z2 as well, right?

Supply and demand

Unfortunately Sony admitted in March that the Xperia Z2 is suffering from manufacturing hiccups that have seen its release hampered everywhere.

The company said the handset will be available in April to those who pre-ordered in the UK, but admitted that it won't meet demand.

Meanwhile Bell President Wade Oosterman had some nice things to say about Sony's latest:

"Xperia Z2 has everything mobile customers are looking for: NFC for convenient and secure mobile payment compatibility, premier camera technology for sharing photos and video, and an amazing screen for watching their favorite shows on Bell Mobile TV."

Oosterman continued, "Bell is very proud to bring the Sony Xperia Z2 experience to Canadians, and it's all enabled by the super-fast data speeds of Bell's world-leading LTE wireless network."

Way to rub it in, bro.

  • Luckily there are plenty of other Android flagships, like the Galaxy S5, to choose from

Via Engadget

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