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Verizon Sony Xperia Z2 Shows Up on Official Sony Site, Again

The last time we saw the Verizon version of Sony Xperia Z2 show up in an official photo from Sony, the photo was brushed off as being nothing more than a “mock-up” that was mistakenly posted. I wonder what the excuse will be this time. Spotted by readers of ours on Sony’s own Xperia Z2 Korean product page, we once again have the 2014 flagship with a Verizon logo branding its body. Of course, since being spotted last night, Sony has removed the image in favor of a phone with only Sony branding, but again, it was there. The proof sits above you. 

So what does this mean? Well, Sony has already confirmed in a statement to us that if US customers want to get excited about the Xperia Z2, they should focus on a “late” summer arrival of an unlocked model. Why do they keep posting official images of a Verizon variant, you ask? Good question. It could be that Sony had planned to partner with Verizon for an exclusive US launch, but the situation has either been delayed or plans fell through. Or, maybe the phone is still on the way, but it may not show up until late summer with the unlocked model. Tough to tell.

We do know that a Verizon variant of the Xperia Z2 has been rumored for months, so seeing these renders isn’t much of a surprise. We just aren’t sure why the phone isn’t here already. Maybe it has to do with shipping delays that have already plagued the European launch.

We have the Xperia Z2 in house, by the way, so be sure to check out our unboxing and first impressions video. Then, stay tuned for more coverage this week as we prepare a full review.

Via:  Sony
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  • Bigwavedave25

    @Kellex – Can’t remember, does the Z2 have the “any pen” stylus tech that their previous tablet has?? This phone is growing on me.

  • audui

    It spent matter much at this point; Verizon is launching volte this year and the Z2 is compatible with Verizon’s LTE band 13

    • Audio

      Doesn’t matter

  • Austin

    Well, it is actually in Korean. So, may be it is in official Korean Sony site?

  • Manbearpig

    I heard awhile ago that the z2 was going to be a Verizon exclusive stateside. Here’s to hoping!

    • hoosiercub88

      I would really hate that, being a Verizon customer… for others that want this phone. I just hope that it for sure comes to Verizon.

  • paul_cus

    Sony and Verizon must have remembered that they hate each other.

    • michael arazan

      Or Sony is trying to show Verizon that their is a demand for their device on their network, and this is their way of “selling” it to Verizon.

  • Chippah

    Too Late! – Try again.

  • Matt G

    Which happens first the Z3 is released or the Z2 comes to the US

  • Eric Soriano

    I’m willing to pass on the S5 and M8 and wait for this even if it doesn’t come out. By then the Note 4 and new Moto X will be out soon.

    • The Narrator

      And G3.

      • TSY87

        this is my path if the z2 fails to arrive on vzw.. depending on if I can swap to an m8 in the meantime and how that works out for me.

        • hoosiercub88

          I’ll only consider a G3 if Verizon gets a standard version of the device, not another “unique” version for themselves.

      • lol

        …and s6 :/

    • aQuickBit

      I’m willing to give up my Boomsound speakers on my M7 for this. They are the most used feature on my One, but this Sony…this Sony is something I’ve been waiting for for a long long time.

  • T4rd

    I’m sure it’ll come to Verizon.. 6-8 months late like the Z did on T-Mobile. Sony just doesn’t care about the US.

    • The Narrator

      Yeah cause consumers are already brainwashed to buy Samsung/Apple.

      • rawr

        They aren’t going to convince anyone do to otherwise if they won’t even release a phone here.

        Other companies have no one else to blame but themselves for Apple/Samsung dominance.

        Those companies actually give people what they want, and on time too.

        Motomaker being an ATT exclusive, Sony doing this, HTC pushing gimmicks like Beats, Ultrapixel, and Blah Blah Blah…

        It has nothing to do with brainwashing and everything to do with being good at selling the devices you make.

        • A.J.

          You may be correct about it not being brainwashing, it’s the mob mentality. Even my wife who has an iPhone 5 mentioned that our country has gotten ridiculous in the fact that too many people say “oh that person has a Samsung phone or an IPhone so that must be the best phone.” The semi non-biased reviewers all say that the G2 blows everything else out of the water in terms of raw specs and performance, yet it hasn’t made a significant dent in Samsung’s market share. I will give Samsung props that they have out Appled Apple. Like you said HTC is trying to do the same thing as Samsung (i.e. gimmicks) and that’s the issue with HTC because they just happened to pick the wrong type of gimmicks and they don’t have the advertising budget that Samsung has, but there is no reason people shouldn’t do their own research. I will say that LG and Sony do need to step up their advertising though because they are in all of the same industries/markets as Samsung (tvs, appliances, home theater, computers, etc) so they should have the advertising power/money that HTC doesn’t have.

      • T4rd

        With that mentality, why even compete with them in any other market (where it’s pretty much the same competition)?

    • hoodieNation

      I’ll wait for it.

      • T4rd

        Then pay full price (on or off contract) for an 8 month old phone just because it’s new here..? No thanks.

        • hoodieNation

          Unless something else comes out that I like substantially better I’d have no problem doing that.

          • flosserelli

            Something better comes along every 6 months, if not sooner.

          • hoodieNation

            Substantially better? Nope

        • LiterofCola

          What does it matter how long the phone has been available overseas. Could I have used it? So what does it matter to me. It being a few months old and still dominating other phones available in the US means something.

          • T4rd

            It doesn’t matter if it’s priced appropriately when it launches stateside after being out for several months internationally already. But if it’s priced along with other flagships that have next-gen tech in them and will have better longevity (which is important to pretty much everyone here), it’s not very comparable.

  • TSY87

    my heart. it cant take it anymore.

    • TopXKiller

      Baby don’t hurt me Don’t hurt me no more

  • yummy

    Now you are just focking with me sonybarony

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      British folk up in here?