While Sony is tight-lipped on an upcoming U.S. carrier for its Sony Xperia Z, there is an overwhelming amount of evidence that suggests that it will be landing on T-Mobile’s network in the near future, the latest leaked support pages that seem to all but confirm its arrival.
At the D11 conference in May, Sony CEO Kaz Hirai announced that the Sony Xperia Z, the company’s flagship Android smartphone that emerged at CES, would be heading to a carrier in the United States at some point soon. Hirai did not confirm a date nor did he say which carrier, or carriers, the Xperia Z would be heading to.
All along though, leaks have pointed to the device hitting T-Mobile USA, the nation’s UnCarrier whom shifted to off-contract pricing earlier this year. And while it’s still not confirmed, evidence suggests that the T-Mobile Sony Xperia Z is coming and it’s likely coming soon.
A series of support documents, first discovered by G4Games, have surfaced on T-Mobile’s website in plain view. They pages clearly state that they are for a phone called the Sony Xperia Z. These support pages don’t necessarily confirm a Sony Xperia Z for T-Mobile but they certainly make a launch look probable. Why would T-Mobile painstakingly create these pages for a device that it doesn’t plan to carry?
So, given the emergence of these support pages, and the various other leaks that have occurred over the past few months, the T-Mobile Xperia Z seems like a very real device, all it needs now is an announcement.
The device is likely going to be the same, if not extremely similar to the other Sony Xperia Z models that have hit other regions. That means a massive 5-inch 1080p display, 13MP camera, glass design, and Android 4.1/Android 4.2 with only minimal Sony UI elements. It also, unlike the Xperia Z that’s on sale for the U.S. right now, will have 4G LTE data speeds.
The Sony Xperia Z will certainly be an option for those in the market for a high-end smartphone but its late launch means that it will have to compete against the likes of the HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S4 and more.