Sony may have inadvertently revealed that the Xperia Z2 will be released on Verizon. The company attached a picture to one of its Google+ posts which clearly shows a Verizon branded Xperia Z2. This doesn’t necessarily mean it will definitely happen, after all manufacturers will often go through a long process of getting their phones onto certain carriers. Sometimes this will lead to a release, but sometimes it doesn’t.
Recently, we had word that Sony plans to launch the unlocked Xperia Z2 this summer in the United States. At the time it said discussions with carriers were ongoing. The image of the device shows it has a Verizon logo on the top and Sony logo at the bottom. The frame of the device looks plastic compared to the aluminium frame of the global model, but this could just be the angle of the picture. Would you like to see the Xperia Z2 land on Verizon? Let us know your thoughts below.
Update: Sony released the following statement:
“A mock-up image was mistakenly posted to the Sony Mobile Google+ page. The image has since been removed and we apologize for any confusion this may have caused. For our U.S. customers eager to find out more information about the availability of Xperia Z2, we are excited to share that the device will be coming to the U.S. unlocked this summer.”
Official Sony Xperia account outed the image on Google+ (now pulled)
Is this the Verizon Xperia Z2?
– Note the Verizon logo on the top and Sony logo on the bottom
– The design appears similar to the Chinese Xperia Z2 variants for China Mobile (L50t) and China Unicom (L50u), with what appears to be a plastic rather than aluminium frame
– However, it is not exactly the same with the microSD slot on the same side as the power button, which is not the case in the Chinese variants
The design differs from the global Xperia Z2
Global Xperia Z2 (D65XX, L50w) versus China Mobile Xperia Z2 (L50t)
– The China Mobile Xperia Z2 is 2.2mm longer than the global version, has a plastic frame, no lanyard and no mic holes at the bottom of the handset
– Pics via Digi-wo
Via Android Central.