Sony Xperia Z Release Date for Australia Announced; Price still Rumored

The Sony Xperia Z is one of the most highly expected Android powered devices for the beginning of this year (of course after the rumored Galaxy S4) and after CES 2013 everyone is trying to find out more aspects related to its future availability on the market, release date and pricing offers. So, you might find it interesting that the Xperia Z official release date for Australia had just been announced. Apparently and according to our sources, the handset will be made available in several retails, though the pricing offers are still only rumored.

For those who don’t know, the Sony Xperia Z comes with some interesting and appealing performances, as the specs are including a powerful quad core Snapdragon S4 Pro 1.5 GHz processor, an 13 MP camera on the back, a 5 inch full HD display and 2 GB of RAM memory. On the other side, the phone will be featuring the Android jelly Bean 4.1 OS (with the 4.2 update soon to come), 4G support and many other capabilities such as dust and waterproofing accreditation.

Anyway, leaving the specs and features aside, you should know that the Xperia Z will make its debut in UK through O2 in February and through Phones 4U in March. Now, according to the latest info, the smartphone will also arrive in Australia during the following months, in March to be more precise.

Apparently, in Australia the Sony Xperia Z will first be released by Telstra, shortly followed by Vodafone and Optus, though we don’t have the launching dates for the last two carriers. Related to the future availability on the market of the smartphone, there is nothing certain yet as we have only “soon” and “Q1 2013” leaked information for US and for other regions outside Europe.

Now, remember that the Sony Xperia Z will be coming in Australia in March through Telstra, Vodafone and Optus, so if you are looking forward in getting this handset you should start saving money. The device is quite expensive if we are to believe the rumors as the Xperia Z price tag should be somewhere around £530 ($850).

  • The Stav

    $749 for the Z. Price quote from Sony Central store downtown Melbourne 21.2.13.

    Availability mid to late March. I’m assuming if from Sony direct, it will be unlocked.

    I’m hoping Optus does 4G prepaid, because my speed tests (on desktop & htc titan 4g) are telling me that Telstra’s 4g now equals Optus 3g (lumia 900)……barely adequate.
    I live 2km from cbd and I can see a tower near my home (100 mtrs).