Sony Xperia Sirius (Z2?) and a new Sony tablet appear at the FCC, US LTE in tow
The smartphone is the Sony PM-0740-BV and, according to a Japanese blog that’s usually very reliable, this is the rumored Xperia Sirius D6503 - which could be called Xperia Z2 when it hits the market. The FCC reveals that the PM-0740-BV features Wi-Fi b/g/n/a/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, and support for the following LTE bands: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 20. This means that the handset will be compatible with the 4G LTE networks of three major US carriers: Verizon (bands 4 and 13), AT&T (bands 2, 4 and 17), and T-Mobile (band 4).
As for the new tablet seen at the FCC, this is the TM-0043-BV, and comes with the same connectivity options as the PM-0740-BV. The Japanese blog notes that the tablet is codenamed Castor, and could be released in Japan in the second quarter of the year, via NTT docomo and KDDI.
Sony might want to announce the Xperia Sirius / Z2 as soon as late February (at MWC 2014). According to the latest rumors, the smartphone may run Android 4.4 KitKat, featuring a 5.2-inch Quad HD (1440 x 2560) display, dual speakers, quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8974-AB processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal memory, and a 20.7MP (or 23MP) rear camera. Since all the latest Sony flagships are waterproof, the new one shouldn’t be afraid of water, either.
Unfortunately, we don’t have too many details on the new Sony tablet, but perhaps the company will unveil it at the same time with the Sirius / Z2. We’ll be here to keep you posted!
sources: FCC (1), (2), Blog of Mobile (1), (2) (translated)