Update: Sony has issued this statement on the matter. In short, nothing has officially changed. Look for the unlocked GSM version to appear in the US this summer.

“A mock-up image was mistakenly posted to the Sony Mobile Google+ page. The image has since been removed and we apologize for any confusion this may have caused. For our U.S. customers eager to find out more information about the availability of Xperia Z2, we are excited to share that the device will be coming to the U.S. unlocked this summer.”

The Sony Xperia Z2 is a flagship worth watching, but here in the US, Sony has only mentioned the possibility of selling the phone in an unlocked version directly through its own website. This is fine, but it limits who can use the phone to those on GSM networks only, namely AT&T and T-Mobile. Yet a blunder made on the official Sony Xperia Google+ page may suggest that more options are on the way. A post there showed an Xperia Z2 with a Verizon logo on it, but it was pulled shortly after going up.


This isn't conclusive proof that Sony's handset is on its way to Verizon, but it does provide reason to hope. We don't have any other information to go on at the moment, so for now we stare longingly wait.

Thanks, @TheNewsHQ.

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • unni123456

    Ha ha, Americans....how does it feel to eagerly wait for a device while most of the rest of the world can already enjoy it? This is how we feel every time you get new gadgets exclusively...

    • http://bertelking.com/ Bertel King, Jr.

      Growing up playing Japanese video games, there is absolutely nothing new about this feeling.

    • Jeremy Martin

      I will get over it by playing with my new gadgets that were released here exclusively that you cannot play with yet :)

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/eric-ravenscraft/ Eric Ravenscraft

      Tonight I'm going to go watch The Amazing Spider-Man 2 after avoiding reviews online for weeks because it's already been released in international markets. Same as I did for Avengers, Thor: The Dark World, and even the very ironic international release for Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Americans are not unfamiliar with the idea of getting something after other countries.

      Most of us just don't bother bitching about it in every unrelated comment thread.

      • http://blake.pm Blake Mitchell

        WELL SAID.

      • senor_heisenberg

        You, I like you, and the cut of your jib.

      • unni123456

        How are movies coming into picture when we are talking about devices? If you don't feel like "bitching", then don't. I like it, and as long as AP doesn't remove such comments, I will continue "bitching". If you got upset over something I said jokingly, I am sorry. But I cannot help it.

        By the way, I am in the US now. I am also eagerly waiting for the phone. Every morning, the first thing I do once I open the browser is to see if there is any US related announcement. I guess I will have to get it from India next month once I go back.

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/eric-ravenscraft/ Eric Ravenscraft
          • unni123456

            Thank you...

          • NemaCystX

            You should be an author for AP

      • Captain Canada

        mad...or nah?

    • Cael

      The US got the PS4 first...

    • Roh_Mish

      Almost all phones except I phones and a few others (moto) are launched late in us.

    • Roh_Mish

      Almost all phones except I phones and a few others (moto) are launched late in us.

  • hp420

    It's interesting that in an ad for a US carrier they spelled it 'metres' in the fine print at the bottom

    • http://mwinter.in/ Yan Gabriel MinĂ¡rio

      SI FTW

  • Cody Shiranai

    What? Hell actually froze over?! Verizon is getting the Z2 or was it an option they concerned and still had concept photos for but Verizon or Sony changed their mind?

    • TSY87

      there were rumors before that the z2 had gone through certification for VZW and that it would be exclusive... so this just gives those rumors more credence

  • John Smith

    Waterproof to 1.5m isn't bad.... once it's 5m ... public swimming pools beware ;-)

  • Elislurry

    Ohhh snap! Might be time to put the M8 on Craigslist soon!

  • jgemberton

    Guess we just wait for something with similar specs to hit the FCC with Verizon WCDMA bands.

  • KlausWillSeeYouNow

    So this was the Z3v, which is more of a Z2... Interesting.