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Sony Xperia Z Coming to T-mobile?

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The Sony Xperia Z is easily one of the best smartphones of 2013, and it may finally make it to the U.S. and on to T-Mobile where shoppers can pick it up on a new UNcarrier plan.

Launched at CES 2013, the Sony Xperia Z took home Gotta Be Mobile’s Best Smartphone of CES award thanks to the design, durability and great features, but since January there are not many Xperia Z devices in the U.S. Instead the Sony Xperia Z is spending most of its time on carriers in the UK and other countries, but that may soon change.

A T-Mobile Sony Xperia Z release appears to be on the way with alleged photos of a T-Mobile branded Sony Xperia Z unit appeared in the early hours of this week. The photos show the back and front of a Sony Xperia Z with a T-Mobile logo on the lower half of the back and a Sony logo on the front.

Is this the T-Mobile Sony Xperia Z?

Is this the T-Mobile Sony Xperia Z?

TMoNews Editor David Baren claims confirmation of the Sony Xperia Z from three sources, and TMoNews is known for sharing insider information about the carrier, even earning a joke from T-Mobile’s CEO at the recent UNcarrier launch event.

The most important, and potentially disappointing part of this rumor, is that as of now the Sony Xperia Z is allegedly only in the testing phase on T-Mobile. This means it may be a while before the Sony Xperia Z takes on the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One on T-Mobile’s new 4G LTE network.

Read: Sony Xperia Z vs Samsung Galaxy S4.

T-Mobile routinely tests new devices, and not all of these devices make it onto the network. This means the leaked photos may show a real T-Mobile Xperia Z, but there is still a chance the device won’t arrive on store shelves.

The Sony Xperia Z features a 5-inch 1080P HD display, 2GB of RAM, a 13MP rear facing camera and a 2MP front facing camera. Inside Sony packs in a 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 quad-core processor and 16GB of storage with a Micro SD card for expansion. The Xperia Z includes a 2,330 mAh battery and support for 4G LTE speeds and connectivity.

Sony designed the Xperia Z to withstand water and harsh conditions and was still able to keep the thickness down to 7.99mm. The video below shows off the Sony Xperia Z features and waterproof abilities.

Users who cannot wait for a T-Mobile branded Sony Xperia Z, can import one from a variety of sources to run on U.S. carrier networks. Shoppers who are wiling to pay full price, which may end up similar to what T-Mobile charges, can buy the Sony Xperia Z today.

Josh Smith is Editor of GottaBeMobile and Notebooks.com. He's always looking for ways to help you get the most of your gear and loves to talk about tech on radio and TV. Josh uses an iOS and Android devices as well as Mac and Windows Computers. Josh Smith on Google+ Email: [email protected]

7 Comments

  1. Larry

    04/08/2013 at 7:16 am

    It’s about time t mobile gets up to the plate with song high end devices now!! I just may switch??? But we will see how this pans out first !! I hope we’ll for t mobile :))

  2. Love

    04/08/2013 at 7:43 am

    Sony Xperia Z is in ‘testing phase’ with T-Mobile which may mean that we won’t see the phone at all.
    The above news’ source is here: http://www.androidtimes1.blogspot.com/2013/04/sony-xperia-z-expected-to-land-on-t.html

    • mike

      04/08/2013 at 10:25 am

      Usually how long after a phone is in the testing phase does it arrive on a carrier’s network?

  3. Troy

    04/08/2013 at 12:04 pm

    It better come soon because The One from HTC is already out and the S4 is coming quickly pretty soon sony will be out of the race.

  4. Edward Henry Palome Bunker

    04/08/2013 at 7:17 pm

    In the UK I got my Sony Xperia Z last week on a tmobile contract and it’s been available on tmobile for several weeks now!

    • Larry

      04/10/2013 at 6:44 pm

      The UK always has the bomb phones we don’t

  5. Ali

    04/08/2013 at 8:24 pm

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