Though Sony continues to keep the mystery of Xperia Z’s US release going, it’s no longer a secret the full-HD 5-incher is to land on T-Mobile in the near future. The million dollar question is when will the launch happen but unfortunately the answer remains a vague “soon.”
Still, I’m starting to sense we’re getting closer and closer to Z’s T-Mo D-Day, given that the Uncarrier’s special version of the phone has been spotted getting FCC’s certification. Sure, that’s just a formality and one that can be fulfilled at any given point before a release, but usually the approval docs are leaked out to the press when there’s only a few weeks left to go.
And if you’re wondering how I can be so sure the Xperia Z going through the FCC hoops is the T-Mobile-bound variant, the answer is very simple – the thing comes with AWS LTE support for band 4 and pentaband HSPA+, which coincidentally fits only Magenta’s bill.
Other than that, chances are the 5-inch phone will look exactly as it does outside American soil, meaning it should come with a quad-core 1.5 GHz processor, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal memory, microSD support, a 13 MP camera, 2,330 mAh battery, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, plus water and dust protection. Sounds like a Samsung Galaxy S4 “killer” to me.