More confirmation of a Verizon branded Sony Xperia Z2 appears

More confirmation of a Verizon branded Sony Xperia Z2 appears
Bigfoot. The Loch Ness Monster. The abominable snowman. The Verizon branded Sony Xperia Z2. Every once in a while, we get a sighting featuring these mythological creatures. Today, we have more proof that such a device existed on this earth at one time. Actually, the myth began back in March when rumors surfaced out of Japan that Sony's new flagship was coming to the U.S. as a Verizon exclusive. That surprised many who had expected T-Mobile to continue offering the series in the states. After all, the nation's fourth largest carrier had been the sole U.S. provider of the Sony Xperia Z and the Sony Xperia Z1.

Earlier this month, we had some irrefutable photographic evidence that the Sony Xperia Z2 was indeed originally headed to Big Red, when Sony accidentally put up a picture of a Verizon branded device. The Japanese manufacturer quickly pulled the picture from its site.

Today's leak reveals a photo ad for Sony, with the Xperia Z2 showing off the IP58 certification on the phone. At the same time, we can see just enough of the back to make out the Verizon logo on the back plate. The latest information we have is that the Sony Xperia Z2 will not be made available in the U.S. via any of the major carriers, and will only be offered unlocked via Sony's online web store.


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source: Underkg

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Xperia Z2
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP / 2.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3200 mAh(19h 3G talk time)

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36 Comments

1. camera531

Posts: 346; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

Photoshop...

3. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

It might be Photochopped. Then again, it might be headed to VZW. If it does show up at VZW, one might be using up one of my upgrades.

34. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Definitely not photoshopped. The Abominable Snowman is real, man!

36. SonyLover

Posts: 7; Member since: May 12, 2014

Samsung best all design, build, sound and camera. No one OEM can beat it!

14. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Z2 is coming in Verizon......

15. DEATHSTROKE9

Posts: 399; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

Whatsup with the blonde gorilla?

17. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Idk, but its a yeti.

25. DEATHSTROKE9

Posts: 399; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

The yeti is a mythical creature. No one has a picture of it. This is definitely a blonde Gorilla. The first if it's kind lol

29. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Creation of polar bear and gorilla. Lol

33. DEATHSTROKE9

Posts: 399; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

lol that's possible.

2. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Is Verizon in Korea too?

7. maherk

Posts: 6967; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

It's Sunday like you know, so whatever story they find they will publish it lol I hope that Sony will work hard on making sure this phone reaches the US, it has lots of potential to succeed over here, from the design to the camera and to the much improved screen. I wanted to give Sony another try after the disappointing Xperia S, but it was being priced at around $1000 on Amazon, so I went with the S5. If not now, Sony must release the Z3 on day one in Europe, North America, and India, along with a huge marketing campaign.

10. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Yeah. If Sony could market their other products like the PlayStation, they would have no problems at all. And they should really make sure these delays will never happen again. It's so sad for them (and customers). BTW I'm just curious to know what disappointed you in the Xperia S?

13. maherk

Posts: 6967; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

The design and build quality were superb, I remember it fell from almost 7 feet and only a very minor scratch on the top corner. Now what I didn't like, 1st the screen was only enjoyable in the sunlight, it was so washed out while I was indoors, add to that the poor viewing angles. Battery life was so bad, it supported a few video type files, the system was laggy (but I guess it was an issue with almost every other android at that time). But the main reason came back to the poor screen. I remember when the Z came out I was in love with it and wanted it so badly, but as soon as I saw that they didn't improve the screen I wasn't interested anymore.

4. Adrian38

Posts: 142; Member since: Nov 05, 2012

I doubt it's real. Sony have been GSM only for quite some time now. Didn't Sony already state that the Z2 will only be available unlocked through their website?

12. Omarc07

Posts: 574; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Well they did release the xperia play a while back on verizon and it was CDMA, I hope this is tru since they have released a sony phone on verizon before,if it were tru that would deff be my next phone.

24. sgodsell

Posts: 7466; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Isn't CDMA going away in 2017.

26. Omarc07

Posts: 574; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Even if cdma is going away for good in 2017 I doubt it this phone if they do release it n I end up getting it will last me till 2017 so for now ill enjoy verizons cdma network which gets signal to make calls in many places att and tmobile gsm have nada and dont even work to call.

35. g2a5b0e unregistered

That was back when they were Sony Ericsson. Sony hasn't released a single CDMA smartphone since they split from Ericsson. That being said, these rumors seem to be more than likely be true.

30. JC557

Posts: 1921; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

No they have not as other countries also use the CDMA standard.

5. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Lol the first four lines.

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 31369; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Awww they used my profile pic ;)

8. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

ROFL.

9. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

lol..when did you turn blond ?

11. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Bleach makes everything possible.

16. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

How he get hair....

27. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Yes, just ask Sammy Sosa :)

32. darkkjedii

Posts: 31369; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Dude looks like a friggin vampire now. Sammy Cullen...

28. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Lmfao

18. NoFanboy

Posts: 300; Member since: Nov 18, 2013

Not photoshopped. Even the company's g+ page leaked a picture of a vzw branded z2.

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