Sony Xperia Z to Be Released on all Australian Carriers

The Sony Xperia Z smartphone will be released on all major Australian carriers.

The device is set to hit the market in the nation in March of this year. Telstra has already opened forms where customers can register if they are interested in the Xperia Z.

The head of Sony Mobile confirmed that other Australian carriers such as Optus will also carry the Xperia Z. No release dates or prices have been set yet in those areas.

The Sony Xperia release date is also set for March in the U.K.

Various smartphone retailers including Clove and Phones4U announced earlier this week that they will begin selling the 5-inch Sony smartphone in March.

The device will also be available through the U.K.'s major carriers such as Vodafone. However, that carrier has not given a specific date for release either.

Clove posted that the Unlocked SIM-free version of the Xperia Z will be £528 at launch, which is equivalent to $847.76.

The Sony Xperia Z specs were finally revealed at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this week.

The new Sony flagship smartphone will feature a 5-inch, 1080p display NFC (near-field-communications), 13-megapixel main camera and a water-resistant exterior.

Other specifications on the Xperia Z include a 1.5GHz asynchronous quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor with 2GB RAM, one- touch mirroring and 4G LTE.

Sony also introduced the public to the new Xperia ZL, which is another high-end smartphone with the same display camera and processor as the Xperia Z. It comes with one-touch mirroring and 4G LTE and has a maximized display with the highest ratio of screen-to-phone size.

Both devices are extremely impressive and big enough to compete with the Samsung Galaxy Note 2.