Sony Outs SIM Free Xperia Z1 With LTE In The US

By 02:28 Mon, 19 Jul 2021 Comments

So you want an Xperia Z1, but don't want to sign a contract? Not a problem, Sony's got your back.

They've released an unlocked version of their popular Z1 handset that fully supports US LTE networks on both T-Mobile and AT&T's networks. It should also function just fine on Canadian LTE networks, if you're planning on spending some time (or if you live) in the great, white North.

How much does the no-strings-attached model of Sony's high-discontinue smartphone cost? A lot: $620. This price seems very high, especially when you consider that the model debuted in September 2013.

The fact that Sony is offering the phone unlocked, however, is indicative of a trdiscontinue that the company has been making recently towards openness. They've released the code for the software kernels on previous phones, making it easier for Android tinkerers to play around with their devices and customize them as they see fit. It makes sense for them to do so: one of the biggest selling points (that Android fans won't let you forget) is how customizable Google's mobile Operating System (OS) can be. It seems like a fine go on Sony's part that they're letting their consumer base know that they're “hip” to the whole smartphone customization movement.

At $620, we don't hold it that this version of the Z1 will be flying off the shelves, but it's fine to see that Sony is offering it free from contract and sim locks.

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