Sony Xperia Z2 coming to Carphone Warehouse next week

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Carphone Warehouse have announced a bit of a coup. They’re getting the Sony Xperia Z2 a full two weeks ahead of rivals – with it due in stores next week, rather than on May 1st like everywhere else.

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The phone is set to be Sony’s new flagship – taking the mantle from the successful Z1 released last year. It has a 5.2″ screen – just nudging it into the phablet category, and runs the latest Android KitKat. Being a flagship phone, it also comes packed out: the screen is full 1080p HD, the camera is 20.7 megapixels and in what might be a first for a phone, it can shoot in 4K video. All you’ll need to do is figure out what on earth you can actually watch 4K content on.

Following in that great Xperia tradition too, the phone will also be waterproof – which has led to this awesome promotion wheeze, which you can see at Gadget Show Live this weekend in Birmingham:

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(Pic via @alice_jones1993)

Apparently the phone when preordered will also come with a pair of Sony noise-cancelling headphones and “over £80 worth of content” including Captain Phillips, Elysium, Django Unchained and “a selection of Playstation games”. Carphone Warehouse also say that from May 13th, buyers will also be able to download the new Michael Jackson album, Xscape. We’ve no idea how he has recorded an album from beyond the grave either.

As you might expect, big phones don’t come cheap – with tariffs for the phone starting at around £42/month.

James O’Malley