For some people, their next smartphone purchase is going to be Sony’s latest flagship smartphone, the Sony Xperia Z2, however for fans in the U.S., it hasn’t yet been confirmed when the device will become available. Today, we’ve learned that the Sony Xperia Z2 will be coming to the U.S. later this summer, but perhaps most surprisingly the Xperia Z2 won’t be carried by any of America’s networks, not even T-Mobile who exclusively carried the Xperia Z1S. What this means is that the Xperia Z2 will only be available from the Sony online store.
While this situation seems dire (and likely a deal breaker for some), it’s still better than if you wanted to get the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, which Sony has flatly said will not be available at all. The timing, however, is interesting as we have heard from Sony themselves that they are planning to speed up their flagship device cycle meaning the availability of the Xperia Z2 is likely going to be very close to the time the Xperia Z3 becomes available. It’s pretty clear that Sony is not yet focused on making America a prime market for them, instead focussing closer to home in the Asia region, but only time will tell if they bring their devices over to the U.S. in force later on.
What do you think about the availability of the Sony Xperia Z2 in the U.S.? Are you going pick another smartphone based on this news? Let us know what your opinion is in the comments.