Sony Xperia Z2 to be released by Verizon in the third quarter?

Sony Xperia Z2 to be released by Verizon in the third quarter?

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.

source: @evleaks

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Xperia Z2
  • 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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18 Comments

1. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Too bad Sony can't get their phones released earlier back there in the US

2. KingDingaLing

Posts: 324; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

By this point, other (better) phones will be out. Too bad.

7. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

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

10. maherk

Posts: 6640; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

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.

11. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Not if the Z2 is $100 on contract when it comes out on Verizon in Q3 :P That would be a big attraction there.

17. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

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.

18. Canaan

Posts: 351; Member since: May 25, 2014

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.

3. Lt.Green

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Long overdue, Sony. Long overdue!

4. dontneedtoknow

Posts: 158; Member since: Feb 17, 2014

Why not release it in 2016? Sony z3 is probably around the corner because of 6 months release cycle and we are barely getting z2 in a us carrier now?

5. zig8100

Posts: 243; Member since: Dec 13, 2012

Smh. Too late. S5 Prime , Note 4 , HTC Max 2 , G3 prime and whoever wants the same Apple product the Iphone 6. To much competition at that time.

6. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Shame, Sony might have lost many potential buyers.

8. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Just like how the Z1[S] didn't come to the US until several months after release. It's too bad Sony/the carriers can't seem to get on the same page, Sony's had some potential winners lately.

9. Odiin

Posts: 373; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

Isn't too early? As usual lazy Sony. You have lot to learn from Samsung LG HTC in this particular matter. Simply wasting opportunities every time.

12. xq10xa

Posts: 801; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

It's not coming out.

13. rsiders

Posts: 1811; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

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.

14. ashb22

Posts: 19; Member since: Jun 15, 2012

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.

15. maine3000

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

I'm usually a Sony guy, but that's too late for me. Galaxy Note 4 will get my money at that time

19. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

Oh man, you are sponsors of World Cup at least release the device before WC is over. You're advertising now & gonna sell after the WC.

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