The official price for the Sony Xperia Z has surfaced recently today. The price appeared in the Japanese manufacturer’s online site. Heed the warning though, the Sony Xperia Z may not be your cup of tea. The flagship smartphone SIM-free will make your wallet £529 lighter. The online listing does not give anything other than the hefty price away. It doesn’t provide any more details or specs and there are certainly no release dates given. Previously the Sony Xperia Z was expected to arrive somewhere in between late February and early March. The Sony Xperia Z may be a tad bit expensive for many, but the pre-order is bringing the goods with it. The handset will be priced lower if you pre-order 3 together (coming at £449). Regardless the number of Sony Xperia Z you buy, all the customers who pre-order get a free pair of MDR-1R headphones. The NFC capable MRD-1R headphones are worth around $200 alone, so this seems to be quite a deal. The Sony Xperia Z will also be available in three colors, Black, White and Purple. Vodafone has confirmed via a tweet that the Sony Xperia Z will be launching on February 28th, well at least in the UK. This is a few days earlier than we previously anticipated. The Sony Xperia Z is still priced less than the outrageously expensive iPhone 5, which is a really good thing. But if you are worried that the smartphone may not deliver the bangs for your bucks, you can relax. The Sony Xperia Z is certainly great value for your money, its packing a Full HD 5 inch screen with Bravia Engine technology, a 1.5 GHz quad core processor and a 13 MP Camera. Not to mention that the Android 4.1 running smartphone is also water and dust resistant. The Sony Xperia Z is one of the most impressive smartphones we saw at the CES and are certainly interested in getting our hands on one. No word about the US release for now, but we suspect it will be around the same as the UK one.