Sony announced the Xperia Z2 back in February, and now it looks like the flagship smartphone may finally be headed to the U.S. on at least one carrier. The Japanese company shared a photo of the Z2 with Verizon branding on Google+ last night, inadvertently leaking the carrier model ahead of any official news of a U.S. launch. Moments ago, however, the photo was pulled.
There’s still no guarantee the Z2 is headed to America any time soon, but the news that a Verizon model exists or is at least in development suggests the official launch here in the U.S. may not be so far away. Sony’s newest flagship smartphone is an impressive device, packing a 5.2-inch 1080p display, a Snapdragon 801 processor, a water and dust resistant coating, a 20.7-megapixel camera capable of shooting 4K video and a 3200mAh battery.
Sony has always struggled to get its smartphones into the U.S. as quickly as the rest of the competition. Since announcing the Z2 in February, several other companies including Samsung and HTC have unveiled and launched new flagship handsets, grabbing the spotlight away from the latest Xperia device. Even so, we came away impressed after seeing the Xperia Z2 at Mobile World Congress earlier this year, and we’re looking forward to its long-awaited release here in the U.S.