T-Mobile-compatible Sony Xperia Z1 clears Bluetooth SIG certification

T-Mobile-compatible Sony Xperia Z1 clears Bluetooth SIG certification
Sony’s latest and greatest flagship the Xperia Z1 impressed us with its 20-megapixel camera and snappy performance, but those dreaming about buying this water-protected glass handset have to swallow its full $669 retail price in the United States currently, as no carrier offers it.

This however might change soon as the Sony Xperia Z1 with T-Mobile bands has just passed certification over at the Bluetooth SIG, a strong hint that the Xperia Z1 might be coming to the “Un-carrier” in the near future.

If this happens, it’s likely that you’d be able to buy the Xperia Z1 at a much lower, subsidized price. Details are scant, but hopefully this new version supports 4G LTE connectivity as well. Right now, Sony is selling an HSPA+ (3G only, no 4G LTE) unlocked model of the Xperia Z1.

What makes the Xperia Z1 worth your attention, though? The handset features a unique water and dust resistance feature (no other top-shelf device has this) and it comes with a very capable 20-megapixel camera with a larger-than-average 1/2.3-inch sensor with wide f/2.0 aperture allowing for better low-light image shooting. It’s also running on the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 system chip with 2GB of memory. Internal storage is expandable via microSD cards as well.

All in all, the biggest flaw of the Xperia Z1 is the fact that no US carrier has the device in its portfolio. Let’s hope that T-Mobile rectifies this soon.

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Xperia Z1
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(15h 3G talk time)



1. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2265; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

hope this comes to tmobile i like that this thing can swim, and its high specs too..

2. oister85 unregistered

Yeah man the z1 is awesome. I played with it, at the sony store the feel of premium material is excellent. The display is one of the best .

5. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

"premium material " Its the same quality plastic as samsung stuff.

7. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Lol you're an idiot. It's glass front and back plus an aluminium frame.

8. jb4674

Posts: 145; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

This has got to be the most ignorant comment I've read all day...

3. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

C6903 Z1 is T-Mo compatible, including LTE, it's on the market, and it doesn't have T-Mo branding or all of the FCC markings marring an otherwise pristine slab of back glass. I grabbed the C6906 version that works on AT&T, because I couldn't wait any longer for U.S. carriers to pull their heads out of their asses, and I'm ready for that baby to be delivered today.

9. jb4674

Posts: 145; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

Where did you buy the C6906 from???

4. zennacko unregistered

Z1 S or no deal for me :/

6. wrm2013

Posts: 237; Member since: Mar 28, 2013


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