Launch of Sony's Latest Smartphone Delayed in Korea

The launch of Sony's flagship Xperia Z2 smartphone has been delayed until May in Korea.

It was supposed to be released in April, but Sony had to hold back its launch by a month because major mobile operators such as SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus have been slapped with a 45-day sales ban due to offering excessive subsidies to new customers.

The handset was launched in Taiwan in late March and in Singapore last weekend. It will be released in Canada next month.

Sony now plans to release the device in Korea in early May despite concerns that demand may have dropped by then as its novelty effect will already have started to wane following its release elsewhere in Asia.

The Xperia Z2 was first unveiled at the 2014 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February.

englishnews@chosun.com / Apr. 09, 2014 09:44 KST

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