Flagship smartphones seem to be a big theme surrounding the AllThingsD D11 conference, happening now in California. Yesterday, the stock Android version of the HTC One was confirmed, and now Sony has announced that the Xperia Z will be coming to a U.S. carrier “shortly.”
Speaking at the conference yesterday, Sony CEO Kaz Hirai announced Sony is planning on selling its flagship device through a U.S. carrier soon and noted increased marketing efforts should help sales. Hirai did not offer any other details, opting to not mention exactly when the smartphone would be released or what carrier it would call home.
However, an image of the Xperia Z with T-Mobile branding, captured by TmoNews and seen here, suggests the device will launch on T-Mobile’s network and will be available through its Simple Choice Plans. Hirai’s announcement also meshes with previous reports of an FCC filing for the Xperia Z on T-Mobile.
The Xperia Z has a 5-inch display and runs on a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor. The smartphone also has a 13 megapixel rear-facing camera and 2 megapixel front-facing camera and run Android 4.1 JellyBean.
Hirai said Sony expects the unnamed carrier to make its own announcement regarding availability of the Sony Xperia Z in the near future.