Sony Xperia Z2 to be released by Verizon in the third quarter?
posted by Florin T. / Jun 16, 2014, 1:12 PM
We’ve been hearing about a possible Sony Xperia Z2 for Verizon since March, and, although Sony denied its existence, a Verizon-friendly Z2 might finally be released in the third quarter of the year.
According to @evleaks, Verizon’s Xperia Z2 supports LTE-Advanced, and needs to pass through “the certification and testing processes” before being ready to hit shelves. Reportedly, the handset should arrive in the middle of next quarter (August?) as the Sony Sirius Viv (model number D6503). Mind you, “Sirius Viv” may be just a codename.
Back in May, Sony itself posted a photo of a Verizon-branded Xperia Z2, only to delete it shortly after that. The photo can be seen above anyway - showing a Z2 that doesn’t seem to be different from the version that’s already available to purchase outside the US.
It’s said that Verizon is also getting ready to launch the Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet. It might want to announce both the Z2 smartphone and the Z2 Tablet at the same time - but we’ll see about that. Meanwhile, you can find out more about the two devices by reading our Sony Xperia Z2 review here, and our Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet review here.
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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By this point, other (better) phones will be out. Too bad.
posted on Jun 16, 2014, 1:16 PM 3
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Yeah, this wait is crazy. I think I am just going to buy the wife the Samsung Galaxy S5. Sony dropped the ball. Why should I buy a phone that will be almost if not a half a year old already when it comes out in August?!? +1
posted on Jun 16, 2014, 1:28 PM 3
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What's more disappointing is that by the time it reaches Verizon, the Z3 will be announced and people have lost interest in it's predecessor.
posted on Jun 16, 2014, 1:37 PM 0
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Somehow, I tend to doubt the VZW edition Z2 will be $100 on contract when (if) it drops. Which is why there won't be too many VZW edition Z2s sold. Sony and VZW need to put their heads together and figure out how they can get a release schedule managed so the products are available on VZW at the same time they are available elsewhere. Sammy can do it. It isn't rocket science.
posted on Jun 16, 2014, 4:20 PM 0
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You make it sound like the Z2 will be super outdated, when it will only be one chip set behind. Besides, recent tests have shown that the snapdragon 805 chip isn't a vast improvement over the Snapdragon 801.
posted on Jun 16, 2014, 4:58 PM 0
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If the release date is still in question at this point that's pretty terrible on Sony's part. They have the right ingredients and built up the right hype and then, they completely fumbled with the release.
posted on Jun 16, 2014, 3:41 PM 0
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I'm on Verizon, and I was all excited when that photo with their branding first appeared, because I was waiting and hoping to get that phone. Now that rumors about the Z3 are circulating, why would I want to buy the Z2? It's bad enough to get a new phone when it's first launched and then have it be outdated in 6 months. Getting a new phone and seeing its replacment launching elsewhere in 6 weeks or 6 days (hours?) is not a situation I aspire to.
posted on Jun 16, 2014, 3:44 PM 0
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