Sony fans are eagerly awaiting the launch date for its latest flagship, the Xperia 1 II (Mark 2). Sony has been vague about the release date ever since it was announced – the official launch date is ‘late Spring’. We understand that a late May/early June has always been in the offing, which is why we were surprised when Japanese carrier NTT docomo flagged an April release date for Sony’s flagship.
NTT docomo has now updated their product page for the Xperia 1 II (SO-51A), highlighting that the release date has been delayed from April to late May. This brings NTT docomo in line with another Japanese carrier, au by KDDI, who also plans to release the Xperia 1 II (SOG01) from late May.
There have been some reports talking of an April release date in Europe over recent days. This information came from an official Sony Twitter account in Spain, but this information has since been found to be not true. Over the years, we have learned not to trust official social media accounts for any information – more often than not, the information is unreliable.
no te informamos correctamente.
La fecha de lanzamiento será, como dice nuestra nota de prensa (https://t.co/qNUEyg0vf1), a partir de finales de la primavera de 2020.
— Sony España (@SonyEspana) April 15, 2020
Therefore, if you are looking forward to the Xperia 1 II (Mark 2), do not expect it to launch before late May 2020. An early June 2020 release across most regions is instead more likely. We’ll be back with any further official information as soon as we have it.