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Leak Reveals Verizon Variant of the Xperia Z2 Tablet

If you were disappointed that the pre-order page for Sony’s Xperia Z2 tablet lacked any mention of US carrier support, fret not, as leaker extraordinaire @evleaks has released images of a Z2 variant with Verizon branding. Presumably, once it passes “certification,” we can expect the LTE version of the tablet to support Big Red’s bands.

We were quite impressed by the Xperia Z2 tablet when it was revealed at Mobile World Congress in March, and still are. The 10.1″ tablet packs a punch with a Snapdragon 800 processor and 3GB of RAM, but Sony’s touting the Full HD TRILUMINOS display as a standout feature. Unfortunately, we haven’t been overly impressed with Sony’s displays in the past, but we will reserve judgement until our eyes can check it out.

Other notable bullet points include waterproofing and dust resistance (IPX5/IPX8), plus and 8.1MP rear-facing camera, 16GB of internal storage, and a microSD slot. It’s also impressively thin at 6.4mm, which is nearly a millimeter thinner than Samsung could manage on its Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1. Nicely done, Sony.

Sadly, we have no idea when the LTE edition of the Xperia Z2 tablet is coming to market, but we can probably expect it sooner rather than later – the product page for the WiFi variant has been up for more than a month. Regarding pricing, you can definitely expect something north of $499, as Sony is nowhere near shy when it comes to pricing their tablets.


Via: @evleaks
  • aQuickBit

    Kyle, you betrayed me! That title almost gave me a heart attack. Here is something I whipped up to show you how I felt during the ordeal.

  • suzane carter

    I’m keen on the thought of developing a tablet with the ability to have got it can be own info connection nevertheless the last item I’d like is usually a tablet off issues linked with any service….. upon deal. Verizon Variant of the Xperia Z2 Tablet

  • Finire

    I still don’t get it… I really don’t understand.

    What’s the point of putting a rear facing camera on a tablet?

  • Sjschwar

    really happy with my tablet z, though i think that it’s a little too thin. I’d like it a little sturdier with a bigger battery. It’s significantly lighter than the ipad, most likely due to the backing not being aluminum.
    Can’t imagine a thinner and lighter one and still holding up to flexing.

  • James

    I posted this on the previous article, and I’ll post it again here…

    I’d wait for I/O before pulling the trigger on a tablet, just in case. Too many exciting unknowns – Nexus 8, Android Silver, other new hardware and software updates, etc.

  • Jason Kahn

    So a tablet that has Verizon Bloatware, that will get software updates months behind, if ever. No thanks get me an unlocked version please.

  • rawr

    So Verizon slips their logo on a tiny front bezel on the G3, yet this has more front bezel than actual display and leaves it alone?

    Yeah… No…

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    I like the idea of having a tablet with the ability to have it’s own data connection but the last thing I want is a tablet of all things tied to a carrier…..on contract.

  • Bryan Mills

    Yeah yeah, bezels are ugly, but I want a fully waterproof tablet, and this does it. Z2 soon…?

    • wickets

      you flipboard a lot in the bathtub??? lol

      • mustbepbs

        It’s so his Backstreet tears don’t fry the circuits.

        • Bryan Mills

          Backstreet boys are good, don’t hate.

      • Bryan Mills

        I do yeah, when I’m naked, I feel free to do anything.

    • rawr

      Interesting, your hatred for other phones and love for the G3 was due to bezels… Unless of course your hatred really is just for Samsung…

      I’m on to you The Fryrrator.

      • Bryan Mills

        I’m not fry, I’m Narrator. Get it right before you try to troll me.

        Btw, last time I checked, this is a tablet, and the G3 isn’t one.

        • PoisonApple31

          How did he not get that?

        • rawr

          So huge bezels are fine on a tablet? Doubtful.

    • I’m starting to have a feeling when evleaks leaked that the “Z2” was coming to Verizon, that it was actually this, the tablet. Probably not the phone. :/

  • Robert Saget