It hasn’t been smooth sailing for Sony in the smartphone market, particularly in the U.S. smartphone market, but the company is sticking to its guns for the time being and now bowing out of the market. Though the situation doesn’t seem to be improving. T-Mobile has confirmed that it is no longer selling the Sony Xperia Z3. If this was some old smartphone it may not have mattered but this is Sony’s current flagship device that has been in the market for only six months.
T-Mobile was one of the few carriers in the United States that decided to sell the Sony flagship when it was announced late last year. Verizon joined the fray as well with a slightly modified Z3v model.
In response to a query on Twitter, the official T-Mobile account revealed that the Z3 is no longer being sold. The only Sony options that T-Mobile offers through its online stores right now are refurbished Xperia Z and Z1S models.
— T-Mobile (@TMobile) April 5, 2015
While T-Mobile hasn’t confirmed why it has taken this step it may possibly be because of lacklustre demand for the Sony Xperia Z3.
Will the company’s upcoming flagship smartphone fare better? Sony hasn’t said anything about the Xperia Z4 at this point in time but if rumors and leaks are believed it may not look that different from the Xperia Z3, but could pack a pretty mean punch under the hood.
|Product Name||Xperia Z3||Xperia Z4|
|Battery Capacity (mAh)||3100 mAh||2930 mAh|
|Processor Name||Snapdragon 801||Snapdragon 810|
|Street Price||$179 Xperia Z3 on Amazon|
|Link to full specs||Xperia Z3 Full specs and details|