Sony Xperia Z to be launched by T-Mobile USA?
According to TmoNews, the fourth largest US carrier is testing the Xperia Z as we speak, so it could announce it in the near future. Of course, at the same time it may give up on introducing it. It all depends on how testing goes. In any case, TmoNews has two not-so-great photos of what looks to be a T-Mobile-branded Xperia Z, front and back:
If it will be released by T-Mobile, the Xperia Z is probably going to cost $99 upfront, with monthly payments of around $20 for two years – this seems to be the new pricing scheme for T-Mo’s high-end smartphones (including the iPhone 5).
The Sony Xperia Z comes in a waterproof and dustproof case, featuring Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, LTE connectivity, a 5 inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) display, 13MP rear camera with LED flash, 2.2MP front-facing camera, quad-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable storage space, and a 2,330 mAh battery.
For those who are wondering, T-Mobile USA’s last Sony handset was a non-smartphone: the Sony Ericsson Equinox clamshell, launched way back in 2009.