May, 01 2013

FCC Sony Xperia Z

We’ve been wondering exactly which US carrier was going to be first to snag the Sony Xperia Z. No, we’re not talking about the Sony Xperia ZL, its less attractive younger brother which doesn’t feature Z’s weatherproofing or all-glass body. We’ve got our sights locked dead on the uber sexy Sony Xperia Z and according to this recent FCC filing, looks to be headed, where else, but T-Mobile.

The FCC documentation revealed the Z sporting T-Mobile specific AWS LTE bands, and even pentaband HSPA+ (meaning this should also work on AT&T’s non-LTE 3G/4G network). The filing also revealed support T-Mobile’s WiFi calling as well.

Sony Xperia Z FCC teardown

It seems T-Mobile has all their bases covered in 2013, with their affordable UNcarrier plans and offering heavy hitting devices like the Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One, Nexus 4 and now the Sony Xperia Z — all without contracts (sorta). If I was Verizon or any of the other “top 3,” I’d be shaking in my boots right now.

[FCC via Engadget]

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