Earlier this year, somebody on Sony’s social media team accidentally shared a couple of press shots of the Xperia Z2 sporting Verizon’s distinctive logo on the back. At the time, both Verizon and Sony refuted speculation that Big Red would be carrying the Z2 in the future, but a recent report from @evleaks claims otherwise.
According to the infamous leaker, a variant of the Sony Xperia Z2 for Verizon is indeed in the pipeline, with lengthy testing and certification processes causing a delay, supposedly because Verizon’s Z2 model will support LTE-A. The phone (codenamed Sony Sirius Viv D6503) could be released around the middle of the next quarter, which is sometime in August.
Sony has so far largely ignored the lucrative, but extremely competitive US market, and for good reasons. In the past, the Japanese company collaborated with T-Mobile to release Xperia devices, but it seems Sony is finally ready to extend its reach to Verizon, America’s largest carrier. That should really help familiarize the US public with the Xperia Z2, one of our favorite Android devices out there.
Sony also announced in April that it would be selling the unlocked Xperia Z2 on its US online store this summer, but the device isn’t yet available.