Sony has confirmed to TechCrunch that the Xperia Z2 will be released in the U.S. but not for several months. The release is scheduled for “summer.” A U.S. launch of the Xperia Compact Z1 is currently not on the books at all, we also learned.
The Z2 will be sold unlocked through Sony’s online store. Carriers have not been announced, and from what Sony told us, it seems talks are ongoing with carriers and nothing has been finalized yet.
Sony revealed both the Z2 smartphone and Z2 Tablet at Mobile World Congress a few months back. We recently spent some time with the pair and they’re impressive kits. Both the phone and tablet are waterproof and while incredibly thin, feel more like the swanky HTC One M8 than the plasticy Samsung Galaxy S5. The Z2 tablet is now available in the U.S.
Yet as Sony indicated in late 2013, the company is not focusing on the US market. Historically, the company has not had much success in the U.S. The Z2 smartphone was released in select Asian markets in March and April. It’s hitting other markets including Canada in May. The U.S. is apparently at the bottom of the list.
And that’s a damn shame. The Z2 is a fantastic Android device.