Whether Verizon will ever get around to launching the Xperia Z2, Sony’s latest flagship smartphone, is a question that might have been indirectly answered by the carrier today. Verizon has announced that it will be the exclusive carrier of the Xperia Z2 Tablet, and it’s a pretty good indication that the Xperia Z2 might also follow its tablet sibling to Verizon’s network sometime in the near future, considering Verizon variants of both devices have leaked in the last few weeks.
The Xperia Z2 Tablet will go up for pre-order tomorrow, with a launch in stores slated for July 17th. Pricing details are a little hazy – Verizon has stated that the tablet will be available on a two-year contract for $599, with a special promotion decreasing that price to $499. That is insane pricing for an on-contract device, even for the LTE variant (which is the variant being launched by Verizon), and it remains to be seen if these really are the actual prices or are simply a mistake made by Verizon’s PR department.
In terms of the hardware, the Xperia Z2 Tablet sports a 10.1-inch full HD display, 2.3GHz Snapdragon 801 processor, 8.1MP rear camera, 2.2MP front camera, 32GB of internal storage, micro SD support up to 128GB, a 6,000mAh battery, and IP55 and IP58 water and dust resistance ratings. The tablet is just 0.25-inches thick and weighs 15.48 oz, and is powered by Android 4.4.2 KitKat with Sony’s custom software coating on top.
Anyone looking to pick this up on Verizon?