Update: While we still can’t 100% confirm whether the Xperia Z4, G Pad X 8.3, or Desire 526 are actually coming to Big Red, Evan Blass has now posted up an image of what the G Pad X 8.3 looks like:
Sony officially unveiled its new flagship, the Xperia Z4, just a few weeks ago. We haven’t heard much information about the handset’s availability outside of Japan quite yet, and we’re still awaiting news from the company as to whether or not the handset will be rebranded as the Z3+ for international markets. While we wait for official word from Sony, it’s looking like the Z4 might end up making its way to Verizon, according to retired leaker @evleaks.
Coming to Verizon: iPad mini 4, Xperia Z4, GPad X 8.3, Desire 526
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) May 12, 2015
Sony’s presence in the United States hasn’t been as prominent as many consumers would like, though we saw that change when T-Mobile started carrying the Z3, and Verizon the Z3v. Because of this, it’s not completely surprising that the Z4 may be making its way to Big Red.
Additionally, Mr. Blass also revealed that the unannounced LG G Pad X 8.3 will also make its way to the carrier. This is the first time we’re hearing about the tablet, though this doesn’t really surprise us either. LG’s previous two tablets, the G Pad 7.0 and 8.0, proved themselves as viable options in the tablet market, so it makes sense that we may see a new offering from LG soon.
Also on the list of devices coming to Verizon is the HTC Desire 526, a budget-friendly Android KitKat-powered device that’s already available in India. No details were given regarding a release timeframe for any of these devices, so we’ll let you know if we hear any information.