Are you holding out for a stateside release of Sony's new flagship, the Xperia Z1? It appears hope may finally be on the horizon, at least if T-Mobile is an option for you. @evleaks just released a photo of what looks to be an Xperia Z1 headed to America's pinkest carrier, courtesy of a bit of T-Mobile branding along the bottom. Take a looksee.

We had some time with the Z1 back at IFA in September, but as seems to be the case with nearly every Sony phone lately, an American launch wasn't announced or even suggested at the time. Notably, T-Mobile was also the only US carrier to pick up the Z1's predecessor, the Xperia Z, albeit more than 6 months after the Z's original announcement. Hopefully this leak signals that T-Mo is a little more on the ball with the Z1, and that we'll be seeing it officially sooner rather than later.

As a quick refresher, the Xperia Z1 is equipped with a 5" 1080p display, Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor, an extremely robust 20MP camera with a 1/2.3" image sensor, and runs Android 4.2 with Sony's UI overlay.


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  • jeffrey beck

    Unfortunately, it is not scheduled to launch until January according to the rumors I have heard.

    • jonathan3579

      Seriously? Thats sad.

      Has the T-Mobile Xperia Z been updated to 4.2 yet?

      • jeffrey beck

        Not yet. That should happen in November. Tmobile didn't want buyers of the z to feel cheated by replacing it so quickly. They should just discount the z and sell it alongside the higher priced z1

  • testa

    Water/dust proof?

  • Jimmy Capizzi

    Figures, I just bought the Z on Friday.

  • Simon Belmont

    I will say, that is one nice looking phone. I mean as far as slab phone can go, that's a really nice example.

    I'm also glad to see T-Mobile getting the Sony Z1. I read an article earlier today with the CEO of Sony saying that the US still won't be seeing Sony smartphones as fast as the rest of the world, so this leak is a breath of fresh air.

  • Cael

    Hmm the only phone I would currently consider upgrading to is on T-Mobile now...