Sony Xperia Z2 is coming to North America in May

Sony Xperia Z2 is coming to North America in May
The Sony Xperia Z2 is coming to North America in May. That news comes directly from Sony, as the Japanese manufacturer announced that its flagship phone will be an exclusive in Canada for Bell. Waterproof and dustproof, the device has all of the specs that you would expect from a top-shelf model. That includes a 5.2 inch 1020 x 1920 resolution Triluminos display, a quad-core 2.3GHz Snapdragon 801 SoC, 3GB of RAM and 16GB of native storage. Back and front facing cameras weigh in at 20.7MP and 2.2MP respectively. A 3200mAh battery keeps the lights on and Android 4.4 is pre-installed. Those who purchase the phone from Bell will have access to six blockbuster movies from Sony Pictures, including Captain Phillips, through the Video Unlimited service. Buyers will receive a 30-day free trial of the Music Unlimited service, and eight PlayStation Mobile games.

While pricing was not disclosed, Bell is currently taking pre-registrations for the device. That means if you leave your email address with the Canadian carrier, you will be alerted when Bell is taking pre-orders on the handset. Sony's press release mentiones a May launch for the handset on Bell. The phone will be available in black, white and purple.

As for a U.S. launch of the Sony Xperia Z2, initially it was believed that the phone would find its way to T-Mobile just as the Sony Xperia Z and Sony Xperia Z1S did. But toward the end of last month, we passed along a rumor that the Sony Xperia Z2 will end up being a Verizon exclusive, with a launch in the second quarter of the year. The whole situation is up in the air, and while Verizon customers were electrified by the report, nothing is official yet.


source: Sony via Engadget

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Xperia Z2
  • Display 5.2 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP (Single camera)
    2.2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3200 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow

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44 Comments

42. jb4674

Posts: 145; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

This is BS. Sony should release their phones on every carrier in the US. Enough of the single carrier exclusivity. I've been waiting and waiting patiently since the Z1 was announced so that I could buy an LTE Z1, and the AT&T compatible version has just been released on their site about 2 weeks ago. Is it worth waiting for the Z2? IMO, yes, since it has a better screen but, with the previous track record of Sony f'ing all their potential customers in the US, the chances of the Z2 being available in the US at launch in an LTE AT&T capable version are very slim. This is totally ridiculous...

44. wbwarnerb

Posts: 5; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Sony doesn't have a choice. The manufacturer (i.e. Sony) can't decide which carriers they will be attached to. Obviously they would want to be on all carriers for profit reasons. I've read that the Z2 has compatibility with AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile networks. But will it be on all? It depends on what "the powers that be" decide for it's release in the US. Will the carriers accept it? Will decision makers force them into one carrier? who knows but Sony doesn't want to limit itself. The limits are not self imposing.

41. na7noo7

Posts: 278; Member since: Mar 29, 2014

Only on Verizon? Let's just see what LG brings us.

40. dbdrummer88

Posts: 29; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

I couldn't imagine that a U.S. release would be far off from the Canadian release. Hopefully sometime this month Sony will confirm what carrier(s) it will be coming to. In my case, hopefully the verizon rumors are true :)

22. theo14461 unregistered

I hope this one's better than the Z1.

19. threeline

Posts: 325; Member since: Sep 11, 2011

VZW will suck the life out of this phone.

18. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

Note 4 will make Z2 its biatch

33. Lyngdoh

Posts: 319; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

What kind of dumb logic is that? If you want to compare future phones to present ones then Z3 already buried S5.

17. Branson28

Posts: 55; Member since: Mar 26, 2014

Very excited for the Z2. Especially with the unreleased Michael Jackson album with it. Couldn't be more perfect.

15. theizzz

Posts: 16; Member since: Oct 01, 2013

Verizon exclusive? ooooh that'll piss off so many people. Good luck with sales, Sony. You'll need it.

25. zachattack

Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

because the T Mobile xperia exclusives.... don't piss people off?

14. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

G3 will blow that away.

23. faizan-sharif

Posts: 98; Member since: Jun 26, 2013

what ever the later models will do will do, but the reality of today is Z2 is the king of all three (s5,m8 and itself) a perfect al rounder performing device, a complete package having edge on its competitors

35. Lyngdoh

Posts: 319; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

You and comment #18 have the same dumb logic.

6. hockc17

Posts: 13; Member since: Apr 01, 2014

Come ON Sony, just release it in the US already!

5. zachattack

Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

Just like pocketnow you made a stupid article that tells us nothing. Canada is not North America. Canada is is Canada, and i do not live in Canada. Congratulations to all of you Canadians for getting the phone that should come to verizon and not some crap Canadian carrier

10. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Why is Canadian carrier's crap?

12. vijaysivakula

Posts: 229; Member since: Aug 17, 2011

Canada is not North America? Even if you are being sarcastic that is dumb!

24. zachattack

Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

What's dumb is phonearena fishin for clicks, what they should have done is just be honest. Z2 coming to Canada and not the US which no one really cares about

34. Xenaz

Posts: 144; Member since: Apr 28, 2013

You don't care doesn't implies others don't, =_=" PA is indeed fishing for clicks, but do respect others people around the world, you sounds like US is the only country that everyone should care about which is ignorant....

13. Xenaz

Posts: 144; Member since: Apr 28, 2013

Canada did belongs to a country in NA region...... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_America

3. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Sony a japanese carrier ROFL

2. Sauce unregistered

M8. Z2. M8. Z2. EM ATE! ZEE TEW! CANT DECIDE!

4. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

For me its easy... Galaxy S5...

8. danny_a2005

Posts: 385; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

noooooo that band aid never

9. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Sony fanboys = easy prey... **FOR ME**

11. Sauce unregistered

The S5 is nice, but not worth an upgrade. IMO

20. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Its definitely a better upgrade than Z2 over Z1: same camera, same design, same 'un-refreshed' UI, SD801 is not significantly better than SD800,etc. The only stand out feature I can find is the display. or even M8 over M7 which loses OIS, no camera upgrade (except front facing), increased bezels, not the best design in comparison to its predecessor (subjective) S5 over S4 has better camera, brighter and the best display on market (-displaymate), water + dustproof is a big +1 (for me), Amazing battery life improvements (check XDA), S-Lag is gone, Finger-print scanner, etc.

27. jeeta444

Posts: 154; Member since: Mar 24, 2014

you forget Z2 have stereo speakers, bigger battery, 0.3mm thinner,slow motion timeshift video 720p@120fps and 3gb ram..... ..Z2 is best....

28. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 961; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Ha ha ha. Z2 and Z1 Sony only had 6 months to change things and they listened to the customer and gave them what they wanted. Samsung didn't listen. We got the same design, a plastic phone, a heart rate monitor and finger print scanner which no one asked for!

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