Earlier this year Sony unveiled its 2014 flagship smartphone called the Xperia Z2. Even though it has hit the shelves in quite a few markets by now the smartphone is yet to make its way officially to the U.S. None of the major carriers have picked it up as yet and Sony itself has said that it’ll take considerable time for the Xperia Z2 to be available in the market. At first it was believed that Verizon would offer the device but apparently there’s a delay in the release. There’s a new rumor now which claims that Verizon Sony Xperia Z2 release is going to take place next quarter.
This rumor comes from the master of leaks over at Twitter, @evleaks. He says that Verizon’s subscribers’ wait for the Sony Xperia Z2 will not be in vain. Describing what’s actually keeping the smartphone away from shelves, @evleaks says it because a very specific variant has to be certified first before it can make its debut.
That particular variant is rumored to have support for LTE-Advanced. The change would require it to go through certification and testing process which is time consuming. If the source is correct then Verizon might launch this smartphone during the middle of next quarter. It may even be branded as the Sony Sirius Viv.
As always there’s no comment from Verizon or Sony on the rumor so we’re in the dark as far as an official confirmation goes. Nothing else we can do except wait this out.