Xperia Z2 Release Date for Verizon Coming in the Middle of August

The Sony Xperia Z2 release date for Verizon will be set for the middle of August.

@evleaks claims the device will launch around this time. It is currently undergoing testing and the certification process which is getting delayed because Verizon's version will support LTE-A.

A recently leaked photo featured the handset with Verizon branding and had fans of the device thinking that it might be coming soon. Verizon attempted to clarify the issues brought forth with the image with Android Authority and confirmed the actual release date while doing so.

"A mock-up image was mistakenly posted to the Sony Mobile Google+ page. The image has since been removed and we apologize for any confusion this may have caused," wrote the company to Android Authority. "For our U.S. customers' eager to find out more information about the availability of Xperia Z2, we are excited to share that the device will be coming to the U.S. unlocked this summer."

Information on the specs and hardware for the Sony Xperia Z2 were first revealed by Sony at this year's Mobile World Congress press conference.

The new Sony flagship handset comes with a design close to its predecessor, however, it will feature improved software and hardware that makes it a good buy, according to the company.

Specs on the device include a 5.2-inch Full HD Live Color LED Display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, a 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 CPU, Adreno 330 GPU, 3GB RAM, 4K video capture, Digital noise canceling technology, 3200 mAh battery, a waterproof and dustproof body, 4G LTE support and Android 4.4 KitKat integrated with Sony features.

Sony promises that its noise cancelation technology will help reduce up to 98 percent of ambient noise when used with their compact in-ear MDR NC31EM Noise Canceling Headset.

The device also comes with some new software and camera features including Timeshift video, Creative effect, Background defocus, AR effect and Vine.