Source: Verizon is training reps for the Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet, not for the Xperia Z2 phone

Source: Verizon is training reps for the Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet, not for the Xperia Z2 phone
On Monday, we showed you a screenshot revealing that Verizon is training its reps on the Sony Xperia Z2, bringing hope to those Big Red customers who were hoping to pick up the phone at a subsidized price. But another anonymous tipster revealed to us today that the Xperia Z2 that appeared on the screenshot, was actually a reference to the Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet.

According to a source who went through the training course, the device that was the subject of the webinar was indeed the Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet. A Sony rep discussed the slate and demonstrated its features. As our tipster pointed out, the training material was all about the tablet, which means that Verizon probably won't be getting the Xperia Z2 handset after all.

On the other hand, this information confirms a leak tweeted by evleaks back in May, when the serial leaker revealed that Verizon would be offering Sony's top-shelf tablet. It also follows up on a picture we showed you last month of a Verizon branded Xperia Z2 slate.

The Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet offers a 10.1 inch screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1200. Under the hood is a quad-core 2.3GHz Snapdragon 801 CPU with the Adreno 330 GPU crunching graphics. 3GB of RAM is on board with 16GB of native storage inside. A 64GB capacity microSD slot is available for those who desire extra memory. The back and front-facing cameras weigh in at 8.1MP and 2.2MP respectively, while the 6000mAh battery keeps the lights on. Android 4.4 is pre-installed.

For those who really wanted a Verizon branded Sony Xperia Z2, this news is probably something of a disappointment. But those Verizon customers in need of a high-end slate, will no doubt be happy to hear that this tablet appears to be joining the carrier's roster. Once this becomes official, we should know pricing and availability.

Thanks for the anonymous tip!

Related phones

Xperia Z2 Tablet
  • Display 10.1 inches 1200 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 8.1 MP (Single camera) 2.2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 3GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 6000 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow


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