Sony Xperia Z2 launch delay in South Africa

The Sony Xperia Z2, which was set to launch on Vodacom on 8 May 2014, has had its South African launch delayed to “early next week”, according to a spokesperson for Vodacom.

Vodacom said that there was a bit of an administrative hold-up, but everything should be sorted out before 25 May 2014.

Previously, Vodacom said that the Xperia Z2 will be available on its Smart S contract for R499 per month, which includes 1GB free data for the first 3 months.

Off-contract the Sony Xperia Z2 carries a recommended retail price of R10,799 from Vodacom.

MTN SA’s general manager for products and solutions, Mike Fairon, said that they plan to launch the Z2 on 1 June 2014.

“Customers will be able to pre-order online as of 16 May 2014,” Fairon said. “The product will be available on postpaid on MTN MyChoice 100 at R469 and will include 100 minutes, 100 SMS, 100MB data, and a Sony SmartBand.”

Orange also has the Sony Xperia Z2 available through its online store for R9,115 without contract.

Specifications Sony Xperia Z2
Dimensions 146.8 x 73.3 x 8.2mm
Weight 163g
Operating system Android 4.4
Display 5.2″ 1080p (1080×1920)
Rear camera 20.7MP
Front camera 2.2MP
Storage, internal 16GB
Storage, expandable microSD
RAM 3GB
Processor 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 (MSM8974AB)
Graphics Adreno 330
Battery 3,200mAh
Cellular data HSPA+, LTE
NFC Yes

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