Sony’s new flagship, Xperia Z2, now available in US

Sony’s new flagship, Xperia Z2, now available in US

Sony has revealed in a recent announcement that its newest handset - the Xperia Z2 - has finally hit the US market, after delays. The availability of the Xperia Z2 handset in the US comes months after the device became available for sale in other regions.

However, though Xperia Z2 is now available for US consumers, the handset is not being sold by any carrier. Instead, the device is presently available only 'off contract' via the Sony online store; with the company offering a $50 discount on the handset, bringing its cost down to $700 from $750.

Moreover, the Xperia Z2 model being offered by Sony in the US is the D6503 variant of the handset, which will apparently work fine only with the AT&T and T-Mobile network. As such, the CDMA bands of Verizon and Sprint are initially not supported by the D6503 variant of Xperia Z2, though Sony may launch a CDMA version later.

The key features of the 'unlocked' and LTE-ready Sony Xperia Z2 include a 5.2-inch screen with 1920x1080 pixels; a 2.3GHZz, quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor; Adreno 330 GPU; 3GB of RAM; a 20.7-megapixel rear-facing camera; and 16GB onboard storage which can be expanded to up to 128GB with the help of microSD card slot.

As of now, there has been no official disclosure by Sony - which rarely has partnerships with carriers to sell its devices - about when the leading US carriers will start offering the Xperia Z2 handset to their customers.

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