Today is the eve of the launch of the Xperia 1 II flagship in Europe – the phone was due to be available from 18 June i.e. tomorrow. Therefore it is disappointing for us to hear from numerous irate Sony eStore customers across Europe who have been receiving emails saying that their orders will be delayed to 31 July 2020.
From what we have heard, the delay is only affecting those that ordered directly from the Sony Europe eStore, and not independent retailers such as Clove, or carriers such as O2 in the UK. If the delay is true, this is hugely disappointing news for those customers, who have already been waiting for months for the handset since the February reveal.
The listing on the Sony eStore still says that shipments start from 18 June, so we’re a bit perplexed on the delay emails. Either Sony has hugely underestimated demand, or the emails were mistakenly sent out. It’s also unclear what will happen to the free Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones customers were promised in the pre-order promotion.
There are numerous comments on Reddit (1, 2) who have been affected by this. Have you been affected by a delay to your Xperia 1 II order? If so, where did you order it from? Do you plan to hang on to the order or cancel? Let us know in the comments below.
Thanks Dom and ofiaich!
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