Unlike more secretive companies (ahem, Apple), Sony appears to have nothing to hide with its latest handset, currently only available in the U.S. unlocked and carrier-free from the likes of Amazon.com.
Judging from FCC documents, that could soon change with the discovery of T-Mobile-friendly radios, despite no official word from the "Un-carrier."
Strutting its stuff
Xperia Z recently received a 4.5 rating (along with a "buy" recommendation) from TechRadar for its "cutting-edge camera" and "super-slim design," making it Sony's most highly anticipated smartphone in recent memory.
The handset variation the FCC approved this week includes AWS LTE on Band 4, pentaband HSPA+ as well as Wi-Fi calling, making it a perfect match for the newly expanded T-Mobile US.
Still not convinced? A startup guide included with the FCC approval shows both Sony and T-Mobile logos, making it a pretty sure bet that this particular Xperia Z flavor will soon find a home on the magenta network.
All that remains is for T-Mobile US to make things official - hopefully, with a price tag more attractive than the international model currently making the rounds.
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