Xperia Z2 to come to Verizon around mid-August – @evleaks

by: Bogdan PetrovanJune 16, 2014

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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.

  • wezi427

    Yeah Buddy, about time.

  • poop

    Just in time for the Z3.

  • David Baláž

    There will be a Z3 in Korea when this happens I guess…

    • @evleaks

      More likely Japan or Sweden. Korea gets LG/Samsung early, but not much else.

    • A Skylit [S]unjΔy

      Japan, Sony is Japanese.

    • interestingly alot of sony premium devices ended up in the us before japan, like the ps4 for some reason

  • joseph carmine nero

    hurry up verizon and sony

  • 234john

    Yes dam they need harry up on that shit I’ve been waiting for a month I need it NOW!!!

  • Eddie Spageddie

    Miracles do happen. My contract expired 2 months ago, and it will be somewhat of a tough decision between this phone and the LG G3. The front speakers on the Z2 are enticing.

  • Isaac

    I wanted this phone but I got tired of waiting and went with something else. I’m sure I’m not the only one. Sorry Sony you were to late to the party. Oh wait, your still not here yet

  • hopefully they fixed the overheating 4k recording bug

  • Yuga Max

    2 late