Two images were leaked revealing that the currently unlocked Sony Xperia Z2 will in fact be coming to the US exclusively through Verizon.

While the Sony Xperia Z2 is already on the market in a number of countries, the smartphone is currently underrepresented with US carriers such as T-Mobile and AT&T. However, many rumors have been surfacing over the months that the Xperia Z2 is in fact on it’s way to the US this August under Verizon.

The new spark in speculation has been ignited with a recently published image by Sony. The company briefly posted an image of the Xperia Z2 with the Verizon branding on the back of the device on their official Google+ page. The picture was promptly taken down. However, a second picture was posted on the Sony website. Unless Sony is playing a prank on everybody, this is very compelling evidence.

Finally, one of the most reliable technology leakers has given information regarding the Sony Xperia Z2. The well-known @evleaks stated that Verizon customers waiting for this device won’t have to wait any longer. He claims that the delay of this device with the carrier was due to the heavy testing process the device has undergone. In particular, developing support for LTE-Advanced.

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This doesn’t really come as a surprise. Back in March this year, it was heavily speculated that Verizon would carry the Sony Xperia Z2 exclusively. However, this was promptly debunked by Sony, who stated the device would only be available to US consumers unlocked. Sony was planning to sell the device through their online service later this year.

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However, most companies understand how important it is for their device to be carried by a major service provider. With the overwhelmingly positive reception this device has received, Verizon would’ve picked up a very good device to hold as an exclusive. If these rumors and leaks are true, it’s likely that the Verizon version of the Sony Xperia Z2 will be announced officially by either Verizon or Sony in the coming weeks.

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