Before the Z3v could even turn one, America’s most popular wireless service provider decided to give it the axe, likely setting the stage for a Quad HD display-boasting sequel.
They say the legitimate successor to Xperia Z3’s throne is nigh, but that’s not stopping Verizon from picking up the much too familiar Z3+ spin-off. Of course, the US carrier is calling it Xperia Z4v, and cranking up the screen pixel count to 2,560 x 1,440.
Enough to sway mobile consumers in the market for a new flagship, yet undecided after checking out Samsung Galaxy S6 and LG G4’s specs? Definitely not, although it is apparently enough to put the Z3v out to pasture.
Nowhere to be found on VZW’s website, the Full HD 5.2 incher is also listed as “temporarily out of stock” on Amazon, so all inventory may be gone already. Forget “temporarily”, Sony wants to definitively move on as soon as possible.
Remember, an extremely similar handheld, dubbed simply Z3, vanished from T-Mobile’s shelves last spring, leaving the “Uncarrier” without a single Sony product under its belt. Meanwhile, Verizon still clings onto the Z2 Tablet, available for $250 with pacts or $450 outright.
The Xperia Z4v doesn’t have an official due date attached to its (confusing) name, but recent rumors called for a commercial debut on August 13. Guess we’ll find out before long if the scoop was legit, with the price tag the other massive question mark.
Anything over $200 on-contract would obviously feel excessive, and even the standard two Benjamins don’t make the deal particularly enticing. Give it away for free, Sony, with Verizon subsidies, and you may stand a chance against looming beasts like Samsung’s Galaxy Note 5 or the LG G4 Pro.
Source: Xperia Blog