Sony Xperia Z Will Be Available In The U.S. In The Coming Weeks


Sony CEO Kaz Hirai has confirmed that its flagship Xperia Z will finally be available in the United States in the coming weeks. The device first launched in Europe, Asia, and other markets in early February, and it was the best-selling smartphone for six weeks straight in Japan.

“We still have a lot of stuff to do here in the market,” Hirai said, referring to the U.S. during an interview at D11. “There is no question about it.”

One of those things is to launch its flagship Xperia Z, which will be available through U.S. carriers “shortly,” Hirai said. It’s unclear at this point which carriers will offer the device — or how much it will cost — but the Xperia Z has previously been spotted with T-Mobile branding.

The U.S. does have the Xperia ZL, an Xperia Z variant with similar specifications, that sacrifices dust and water resistance for a smaller form factor. But those who have been waiting for these features will be pleased to know they’re now on the way.

If you’re thinking about picking up the Xperia Z, check out Cult of Android’s review beforehand.