American consumers might be not closer to finding out their own Sony Xperia Z release date, but that hasn’t stopped Sony’s biggest and baddest handset in history from getting off to a blistering start in other circles. In fact, reports are flying in suggesting that the Xperia Z has sold out entirely in various regions across France, German, Hong Kong, Japan and the UK.
What’s more, many of these countries saw stocks wiped out by way of preorders, before the Xperia Z even had chance to hit the shelves. And as far as the secret behind its success goes, it’s looking like a simple case of the Xperia Z delivering the right specs and features in all the right places and at very much the right time.
For one thing, 1080p HD touchscreens of dizzying quality are expected to take over as the new standard this year, though have yet to arrive courtesy of inevitable market-leaders like the Samsung Galaxy S4, the LG Optimus G Pro and the HTC One. As such, the Sony Xperia Z has to a great extent taken a huge leap ahead of the competition and delivered a truly new-generation list of specs and features the likes of which are to a large extent still exclusive.
Beyond the stunning screen itself lies a Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor backed by 2GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable storage, an amazing 13-megapixel camera and Android Jelly Bean running the show. And then of course there’s the small fact that the Xperia Z just happens to be waterproof, which gimmick or otherwise is about as cool as it gets and destined to save thousands of the thing from accidental watery graves.
All of the above adds up to some serious potential for the Xperia Z – potential Sony has lapped up to project at least 50 million Smartphone sales for 2013, marking a considerably leap from the 34 million unit sales last year.