Sony Xperia Sirius (Z2?) and a new Sony tablet appear at the FCC, US LTE in tow

Sony Xperia Sirius (Z2?) and a new Sony tablet appear at the FCC, US LTE in tow
The FCC approved two unannounced Sony devices, which might turn out to be the company’s upcoming flagship smartphone and tablet, respectively.

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)

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  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
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  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3200 mAh(19h 3G talk time)

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32 Comments

1. oister85 unregistered

No love for Sprint.

15. Filip.

Posts: 23; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

:'( I asked a Sprint employee two months ago if there he knows if they might have anything from Sony in the pipeline. He said, "I don't think Sprint has ever carried a Sony phone..Didn't hear anything."

17. Miracles

Posts: 560; Member since: Aug 31, 2013

I think Sony doesn't like SoftBank...they always release with NTT Docomo and AU KDDI. So Sprint doesn't get much love either...or they just don't do CDMA. Then again Verizon is CDMA too.

30. Filip.

Posts: 23; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

They did bring the Xperia Play to Verizon which is CDMA but yeah..I saw last year that Softbank didn't have anything from Sony either..They can do it but I'm not sure why they don't have CDMA radios and GSM like my Moto X for example.

24. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

It's because it's a gsm phone. Would be nice if Sony makes a sprint phone to make more sales n for sprint consumers

2. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

23 MP Camera ?!?

3. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Aaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwww can't wait! And Sony should make a special phone to Finland because that one only survives in -20 degrees Celsius lol.

6. brar.arsh

Posts: 202; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

In Canada, my Nexus 5 and Note 3 both are surviving -47 degrees.

10. Miracles

Posts: 560; Member since: Aug 31, 2013

LOL Its like -25 C here in Detroit. THE PHONE IS GONNA SURVIVE ....I'M NOT :D

20. mokhtar

Posts: 405; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

I wonder if they falls in a freezing water they will survive ? Hahhahahha

21. Miracles

Posts: 560; Member since: Aug 31, 2013

If your talking about the phone, then you can laugh after you FIX your own English. Also if its a SONY smartphone, then YES because they are waterproof.

28. mokhtar

Posts: 405; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

My english is good, i speak 5 languages you idiot, french, english arabic spanish and russian, can u do that mr miracles ? Too much idiots in this world now pfff

31. Miracles

Posts: 560; Member since: Aug 31, 2013

Says the guy who can't capitalize and there is a comma after Arabic and Spanish. Also its Mr.Miracles. You should also put the question as a different sentence. Like so: Can you do that Mr.Miracles?

32. mokhtar

Posts: 405; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

Hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh really you should see a doctor man, seriously you are sick.. Comma plz, adios maricon

4. neops

Posts: 297; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

Tablet codename "Castor" suggests that there's a twin one (castor and polydefkis, ancient sparta)

5. Feanor

Posts: 1410; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Erm, almost... the internal name of the Tablet Z was Pollux. So, they already used the name of Castor's brother.

7. neops

Posts: 297; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

So this is the twin, I get it

8. Feanor

Posts: 1410; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Exactly; clever Sony. ;-) Or someone in their R&D department has a good knowledge of ancient Greek mythology.

9. neops

Posts: 297; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

Probably from the twins of gemini constellation

11. Feanor

Posts: 1410; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Exactly, they are using stars and constellations as code names; Sirious, Canopus, and the Gemini twins, Castor and Pollux.

12. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2266; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

With dual speakers and 23mp rear cam,this should be one hell of a flagship,.i think I'm not getting the z1.waitng of this bad boy.

13. Amir1 unregistered

PHONE ARENA, please stop spreading nonsense info. even people who know the reliable rumors and leaks know that the camera is 20.7 mp and it's NOT the Z2 (for the million time, god). it's a Z1 refresh, they will call it Z1 (something). Z2 will only come at h2. this should be a great device nonetheless!

18. Florin.T

Posts: 318; Member since: Dec 16, 2013

We're mentioning that all this is "according to rumors." Since there's no reliable info yet, that's the best we can do. Who exactly are these "people who know the reliable rumors and leaks"?

22. Insignificant

Posts: 192; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

The same ones that trolled you nosey guys almost exactly a year ago.

26. Dowson unregistered

Go on xda -> xperia z1 -> general and you'll see a post of a dude who already have this phone in his hands. There are videos, photos and also the firmware. You could ask for an interview as well.

27. Leonis

Posts: 338; Member since: Jan 08, 2014

I agree, it will not be the z2.. It is most likely be a refresh.

14. Filip.

Posts: 23; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

Sprint? :'( I really hope the successor to the Z ultra comes to the US. Good thing Sony is getting ready to launch their top devices here :D

16. surethom

Posts: 1729; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

I wish Sony would use Less megapixels & use a much larger sensor. 12megapixel with large sensor would give a much better image.

23. Insignificant

Posts: 192; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

The Sony sensor is massive. Look it up. The software on the other hand... Compression is hideous. This incremental upgrade will come with significantly better camera software, which will blow away everything android or iOS...

19. GeekMovement unregistered

That's too bad. I would have seriously considered this as my next phone, but I'm glad that Sony is expanding into more carriers.

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