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Sony Xperia Z3v heading to Verizon on October 23rd

Sony has now announced at a US press event that it is bringing its flagship phone over to Verizon’s network. Big Red’s model is branded as the Xperia Z3v and also includes a few minor changes like built-in wireless.
October 9, 2014

Sony has long played it safe in the US market, electing to sell its handsets either only in unlocked form online or through a partnership with T-Mobile. Finally it looks like they are expanding their US ambitions a bit, as they have announced the new Xperia Z3v will arrive to Big Red’s network later this month!

So how does the Z3v differ from the standard Z3 model heading to T-Mobile and other carriers across the globe? The most noticeable difference is the body, which for some odd reason lacks the rounded edges of the Z3 and looks pretty much like the Xperia Z2. Beyond this, there’s also built-in wireless charging and a slightly bigger 3,200 mAh battery.

As for the rest, you get a 5.2-inch 1080p display, a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB storage with microSD for expansion, a 20.7MP camera and Sony’s water proofing tech.

The Sony Xperia Z3v is expected to arrive to Verizon on October 23rd, where it will set you back $200 with a 2-year contract. For Verizon subscribers that also happen to be Sony fans, is this an insta-buy for you? Let us know in the comments.