Sony Xperia Z3 is headed to T-Mobile in the fall

An Xperia in the US? You better believe it

It usually takes ages for Xperia phones to launch in the US, but Sony's latest flagship is bucking the tardy trend and heading our way soon.

T-Mobile will start carrying the Xperia Z3 sometime this fall. Price remains a mystery along with a firm release date, but the fact one carrier has signed on to sell the latest Xperia sometime soon is a victory in itself.

We couldn't get the same commitment from other carriers; both AT&T and Verizon said they had nothing to share at the moment, and Sprint said it wouldn't comment on "rumors or speculation around this device." The door is of course open for other carriers to sell the Xperia Z3 at some point; there's no "exclusive" tag attached to T-Mobile's offering.

Its predecessor, the Xperia Z2, didn't go on sale in the US until July, and even then it was sold through Sony directly and not a carrier. The handset had been available in other regions for quite some time.

The Xperia Z3 flexes a 20.7MP rear camera, a 5.2-inch screen and is water-proof up to 1.5 meters of fresh water for as long as 30 minutes. Check out our hands on review straight from IFA 2014 to find out more.

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