According to reports out of Japan, the Sony D6508 or the Xperia Z2 could be landing on Verizon’s shelves as an exclusive in Q2 2014. The handset will reportedly support LTE/CDMA2000/WCDMA/GSM bands and has only recently received WiFi certification as well.
It is a little surprising that the Xperia Z2 would launch as an exclusive via Verizon as Sony smartphones have traditionally been launched through T-Mobile in the U.S. If this report is indeed true, the Xperia Z2 will be the first Sony handset since the Xperia Play from three years ago to don Verizon’s shelves.
The availability of the Sony flagship through Verizon could change the game drastically as Sony has never really enjoyed a widespread release of its devices in the U.S. since the past few years. And since T-Mobile only offers devices off contract, users were obliged to pay the full retail price up front, which is a deal breaker for many out there. So a contract version of the premier Sony flagship on the nation’s largest carrier could certainly make things very interesting.
We’re still awaiting further confirmation from Sony, so you should take this with a pinch of salt until then.
Source: Blog of Mobile (Translated)
Via: Phone Arena