Sony Xperia Sirius (Z2?) and a new Sony tablet appear at the FCC, US LTE in tow
posted by Florin T. / Jan 28, 2014, 11:17 AM
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)
Sony Xperia Z2 OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2 View Full specs
- 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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No love for Sprint.
posted on Jan 28, 2014, 11:28 AM 3
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:'( 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."
posted on Jan 28, 2014, 2:12 PM 1
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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.
posted on Jan 29, 2014, 9:35 AM 0
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Aaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwww can't wait! And Sony should make a special phone to Finland because that one only survives in -20 degrees Celsius lol.
posted on Jan 28, 2014, 11:50 AM 1
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In Canada, my Nexus 5 and Note 3 both are surviving -47 degrees.
posted on Jan 28, 2014, 12:27 PM 3
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Tablet codename "Castor" suggests that there's a twin one (castor and polydefkis, ancient sparta)
posted on Jan 28, 2014, 12:11 PM 2
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Erm, almost... the internal name of the Tablet Z was Pollux. So, they already used the name of Castor's brother.
posted on Jan 28, 2014, 12:24 PM 3
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!
posted on Jan 28, 2014, 1:50 PM 1
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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"?
posted on Jan 28, 2014, 2:33 PM 3
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I wish Sony would use Less megapixels & use a much larger sensor. 12megapixel with large sensor would give a much better image.
posted on Jan 28, 2014, 2:18 PM 0
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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...
posted on Jan 28, 2014, 5:54 PM 1
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