Oct 09 AT 2:01 PM Alex Wagner 1 Comment

Sony Xperia Z3v heading to Verizon with 20.7-megapixel camera, wireless charging


It looks like the rumors were true! Sony took to the stage in New York City today to announce that its flagship Xperia Z3 smartphone will launch on Verizon as the Xperia Z3v.

The Sony Xperia Z3v will be available in Verizon stores and online starting October 23 for $199.99 with a two-year contract. The Z3v will also be available on the Verizon Edge payment plan. In exchange for your hard-earned slips of paper, you’ll get a device with the following specs:

  • 5.2-inch 1920×1080 display
  • 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor
  • 20.7-megapixel rear, 2.2-megapixel front cameras
  • 32GB of storage
  • microSD slot with support for cards up to 128GB in size
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 4G LTE connectivity
  • 3200mAh battery
  • Built-in wireless charging
  • IP65 and IP68 rated for protection from dust and water
  • PS4 Remote Play
  • Android 4.4 KitKat

Along with its launch of the Xperia Z3v, Verizon will kick off a promotion that’ll knock $200 off of the total price of the Xperia Z3v and Xperia Z2 Tablet when they’re purchased together. Finally, Verizon says that it’ll also begin selling the Android Wear-powered Sony SmartWatch 3 “soon” as well.

Remember the Sony Xperia Play? That device launched in May 2011, and that was the last time that we saw Sony and Verizon release a smartphone together. It certainly took them a while to get together again, but thankfully the device that they’re launching this time around looks like a quality device that’s worthy of a look if you’re a Verizon customer in the hunt for a new handset.

While we wait for October 23 and the Xperia Z3v’s launch to roll around, you can check out PhoneDog’s video review of the international model below!

Source: Verizon Wireless

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  • Louis A

    If the Nexus 6 comes out to be only in 5.9″ then I will stay with Verizon and Sony will take my money with this phone.