The US market may not be Sony’s priority, but mounting evidence suggests the Xperia Z2 may make its way to at least one stateside carrier in Q4. Press images of a Verizon-branded variant of the Z2 showed up twice on Sony’s website last month, and despite vehement denials by company spokespeople, @evleaks revealed yesterday that the Z2 may launch on Big Red as the Sony Sirius Viv (D6503).
What’s the holdup? According to the source, the Verizon Z2 supports LTE-Advanced, and so has been undergoing a more rigorous certification and testing process than most of the carrier’s smartphones.
Frustrating as that may sound, Verizon may simply be doing all that it can to ensure one of the first LTE-Advanced phones on its network works without a hitch. Then again, Big Red is notorious for arbitrary delays. Whatever the reason, don’t hold your breath for a sooner launch than the aforementioned quarter.
Verizon subscribers, is the Z2 still appealing in the face of new competition like the LG G3?