Although Sony is unable to launch its Xperia Z2 smartphone worldwide as yet due to stock shortages, it seems to be going ahead with launching of its Xperia Z2 Tablet in the US according to plan.
An Xperia Z2 Tablet model was approved last month by the FCC for AT&T LTE network and just recently, a model of the same tablet was approved by the federal regulator for Verizon, a popular US network. Although the model number doesn’t clearly show that it is indeed for Verizon, the specs listed in certification documents indicate that it may be so.
Documents list the connectivity options as Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, NFC and 2, 4, 7 & 13 LTE bands. Since 4 and 13 are Verizon’s 4G bands, we can assume that this Xperia Z2 tablet is meant specifically for Verizon. T-Mobile uses only the band 4 for its 4G, so it is unlikely that the FCC approved tablet is meant for T-Mobile.
The Xperia Z2 price and ETA are not known as yet but looking into Verizon’s vast Tablet portfolio and the Z2’s niche, it can be assumed that the Tablet will cost somewhere around $600 off-contract and about $700 with pacts, similar to the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1.
Sony’s Xperia Z2 Tablet has a 10.1” TFT display with resolution of 1900 x 1200 pixels. It is powered by a quad-core 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 801 processor and 3GB of RAM. The Z2 Tablet runs on Android 4.4 KitKat OS.
Other features include 8.1 megapixel rear camera, 2.2 megapixel front camera and 6,000 mAh battery. The Xperia Z2 is waterproof and dust resistant.