Sony fans may be a bit miffed that the OEM doesn’t get as much carrier love in the United States as, say, HTC, Motorola, LG or Samsung, but if you’re on a GSM carrier and willing to drop the big bucks required to buy their devices unlocked, we have some good news for you.
Sony has officially announced United States availability for the Xperia Z1 and the Xperia Z Ultra, two of the latest in their high-end line of phones. The Xperia Z1 is a 5-inch 1080p HD device with a 20 megapixel camera, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset, 2GB of RAM and more. This bad boy is available in Sony stores, at Sony’s online storefront, and at other select online retailers for $670 unlocked (HSPA+ only).
The Xperia Z Ultra is a much bigger device, with its 6.4-inch full HD display, Snapdragon 800 chipset, 2GB of RAM and 8 megapixel camera. This one can be had for $650 with HSPA+ radios, or $680 for the model with LTE and HSPA+. Both these devices are waterproof and dust resistant thanks to IP55/IP58 certification, and are both available in purple, black or white.
Sony’s latest phones aren’t the only ones seeing United States availability today. The Sony SmartWatch 2 has also arrived to go head to head with Samsung’s Galaxy Gear. For $200, you’ll be treated to a device with a 1.6-inch 220 x 176 display, NFC, IP57 certification for waterproof qualities, and an aluminum build.
Oh, and unlike the Samsung Galaxy Gear, you can actually use this watch with most Android phones running Android 4.0 or higher. This device can also be found at Sony’s online storefront, as well as select Sony stores across the nation. Let us know in the comments section if you’ll be picking any of these up.