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Tweet shows that the Sony Xperia Z1 is coming to T-Mobile

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Tweet shows that the Sony Xperia Z1 is coming to T-Mobile
A tweet from evleaks reveals that the Beast from the East, the Sony Xperia Z1, is heading to T-Mobile. In the past, Sony has had a tough time getting its top-shelf models onto the roster of U.S. carriers, but the buzz created by the CES appearance of the Sony Xperia Z at the beginning of this year, helped the water and dustproof model get picked up by T-Mobile.

The Sony Xperia Z1

The Sony Xperia Z1

The Sony Xperia Z1 is even more drool producing with its 20.7MP rear snapper and the f/2.0 aperture that promises great shots, even in low-light conditions. Driving the phone is a quad-core 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with the Adreno 330 GPU working on graphics. A 3000mAh cell might be enough for all day use, and the 16GB of native storage can be buffed up with the 64GB capacity microSD slot. While Android 4.2.2 comes with the Sony Xperia Z1 out of the box, there has been some talk that the unit will be among the first to receive Android 4.4.

The leak did not offer any specific launch date, but with a leak of this magnitude, we suspect it won't be such a terribly long wait for T-Mobile customers. Also unknown is a pricing range for the model, and whether or not T-Mobile will also be getting its hands on the Sony Xperia Z1 f. This is a power packed mini version of the Xperia Z1 that keeps most of the specs on the full-sized model except for screen size and resolution, and the capacity of the battery on board. That unit was introduced on Thursday by DoCoMo.

source: @evleaks via AndroidGuys

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posted on 11 Oct 2013, 14:34 1

1. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


Sweet, I was just going through the Z1's data on PA earlier today because I'm thinking about getting this monster.

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 14:46 2

3. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


Waited too long to edit, but doesn't the Z1 have the Adreno 330, not the 320?

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 15:19

8. Miracles (Posts: 334; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)


You are correct. It has Adreno 330.

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 22:02 1

37. akki20892 (Posts: 2691; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


oh god com'on sony when u learn. keep launching like samsung. Hurry bring in at&t and why in t-mobile why not in both..........quick or u gonna loose some market share........!!!

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 22:08

38. PapaSmurf (Posts: 6651; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Do you even know what you're talking about?

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 22:09 2

39. akki20892 (Posts: 2691; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Ai ges einglees.....Ai em weting tu get z1 fraam at&t

aend yu daant eivan knov waat aar yu taaking abaat?

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 23:34

40. PapaSmurf (Posts: 6651; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Ah yes english... I am waiting to get the Z1 from AT&T. And you don't know what you're talking about.*

You're not funny, like at all.

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 14:39 6

2. Shatter (Posts: 1766; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Awesome phone for the best carrier.

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 14:56 2

4. fouadqr (Posts: 238; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)


Nope...
Awesome phone for the WORST carrier

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 15:04 2

5. quyenqchau0813 (Posts: 78; Member since: 22 Mar 2013)


I love T-mobile, don't know why you said they're the wrost

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 15:05 15

6. moronman66 (Posts: 157; Member since: 09 Jan 2012)


I think most of us can agree that Sprint is the worst carrier, T-Mobile has some pretty good coverage and speed, plus they're cheaper than Verizon or AT&T.

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 15:19

9. Miracles (Posts: 334; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)


Agreed!

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 16:04

22. PersianHobo (Posts: 54; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


well said, nothing but the truth

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 17:00 1

26. MartyK (Posts: 669; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)


I disagree!...
We can all agree it depends on where you live,work or visited, each carrier has their weak area of services.
Cause I'm loving my Sprint services...

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 17:28 1

30. Doakie (Posts: 872; Member since: 06 May 2009)


Wow where do you live? Here in Seattle Sprints 3G network is brought to its knees and I often get 100-200 Kbps, sometimes I encounter a fledgeling LTE tower which runs at 2.0 Mbps. Just last month I went to Waikiki for a wedding and it showed 4 of 6 bars of 3G and yet I couldn't even run a Speedtest, the network was just dead. I tried sending a text over Google Voice and it would just sit there for 15 mins before it would send. It was totally pathetic.

Sprint has really dropped the ball on their roll out. Last year around this time I had an Evo 4G running on their EVDO network and was pulling 1.2 Mbps right after they did their Network Vision upgrades, but those nice days are long gone.

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 17:20 3

27. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


As a former Sprint user, completely agree for my area. Got really tired of streaming music cutting out because of a bad network. Never happens with T-Mobile.

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 17:22 1

28. Doakie (Posts: 872; Member since: 06 May 2009)


DUDE. Sprint is the WORST carrier. I've had them now for 12 years and I'm paying 4 ETFs to leave them this month. I cant stand paying for an overloaded data network, and horrible voice coverage any longer. We're headed to Verizon. I'd do T-Mobile but I already have a T-Mobile work phone.

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 19:24 1

34. PapaSmurf (Posts: 6651; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Don't go with Verizon. They will nickel and dime you with "service fees" every single month. I left them in 2011 and never plan on going back.

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 15:28 4

13. PapaSmurf (Posts: 6651; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Seems like you're hating on T-Mobile since they deliver the fastest speeds and cheaper plans, all with no contract. :')

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 17:58

32. nnjerzy (Posts: 70; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


he has no idea what hes talking about hes the worst in bed probably

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 15:11 3

7. wrm2013 (Posts: 123; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


PLEASE GET THE MINI, PPPPLEASE GET THE MINI.

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 15:21

10. Miracles (Posts: 334; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)


I'm so glad I switched to T-Mobile from AT&T. They were charging like crap, I spent .5 grand to break the contract and switched to T-Mobile. Now it seems like it was totally worth it, I'm probably never gonna switch with the way things are going. T-Mobile FTW.

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 16:20 1

25. PersianHobo (Posts: 54; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


glad to hear, it's a no brainer, especially when you're in a major city

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 15:24 2

11. softfurryanus (banned) (Posts: 232; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)


WHY NO OTHER CARRIERS?!?!?

Sony, you're really losing my favor...

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 15:30 1

14. PapaSmurf (Posts: 6651; Member since: 14 May 2012)


T-Mobile was the only carrier that opted for the Z. Why are you surprised this happened?

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 16:02 4

20. PersianHobo (Posts: 54; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


that's what happens when your carrier is on apple/samsung's sack

T-mobie is all about change, it goes hand in hand

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 15:28

12. dmn666 (Posts: 185; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Good for tmobile folks. This news pretty much kills the rumored unlocked ATT/Tmob LTE compatible c6906 model. I'll have to go with the c6903 model that has partial ATT LTE support.

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 15:30

15. PapaSmurf (Posts: 6651; Member since: 14 May 2012)


This makes T-Mobile even better. :)

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 15:42

16. SugarShockFrantic (Posts: 66; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


any one have it already? hows the sound?

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 15:52

17. dmn666 (Posts: 185; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


I have the c6902 HSPA model. Sound is awesome through the headphones. Speaker is average - no match for HTC One.

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 16:15 2

23. SugarShockFrantic (Posts: 66; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


oh great thank you i only ever use my headphones anyways..partly deaf

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 17:26

29. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


How is the volume level of the headphones? I stream Google Music through my car via a 3.5 mm headphone cable and the Nexus 4 volume levels are not that good. I Googled a fix or workaround for it this morning but will probably just wait for the Z1 instead (most fixes required root).

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 17:57

31. dmn666 (Posts: 185; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Volume levels seem pretty loud. I stream through car bluetooth though and I never had to go past the medium volume level. But don't take my word for granted before trying it out yourself (hobby musician, ears are very sharp, skills are not - lol use only medium volume levels). . Will try out 3.5 mm cable if I happen to find it soon.

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 19:45

36. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


Thanks. Really wish my car stereo could do bluetooth, stuck with the cable for now.

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 15:58

18. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 724; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


t-mobile offers free international data, can the 3 carriers do that? no! and getting the Z1 can they also do that?. no!..obviously they can but won't. lol.

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 16:01 2

19. PersianHobo (Posts: 54; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


Definitely true news, I spoke with a sony rep that said the phone should be coming to T-mobile. Unfortunate news is that it probably wont hit tmobile till january ish.

1. so customers with the z can jump to z1
2. since the focus is on japan and europe at the moment

all adds up and definitely good news nonetheless. I'm definitely swapping out my Z for the Z1

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 16:03 1

21. PersianHobo (Posts: 54; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


source: T-mobile rep in the house! :D

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 16:19 3

24. scsa852k (Posts: 258; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)


Considering the fact that Xperia Z was on T-mobile, it's a no surprise Z1 is coming to Tmo also.

For me it was G2 Vs. Nexus 5 vs. Xperia Z1
Now it's down to Nexus 5 vs. Z1 for my next device...

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 19:16

33. oister85 (Posts: 385; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


What about at&t

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 19:33

35. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5654; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


It's T-Mobile exclusive SONY isn't concentrating on U.S. market expect on T-MOBILE. I'm buying mine UNLOCKED

posted on 12 Oct 2013, 02:07 3

41. Shatter (Posts: 1766; Member since: 29 May 2013)


It is not a T-Mobile exclusive, non of the other carriers think Sony's phones are good enough except T-Mobile because they are the only carrier thats not run by a bunch of greedy old men.

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