Sony Xperia Z4v was supposed to be launched in the United States in August but it never happened, and now it is confirmed that the device has been scrubbed altogether.
Sony announced Xperia Z4v in June as an exclusive Verizon Wireless device and it was supposed to hit the stores in the US in the summer, but the day never came. Then there were reports that the launch would be pushed to October. Now, Verizon has said in a statement that the device is being cancelled.
"Verizon will no longer be launching Xperia Z4v, however we are committed to supporting Sony Mobile's product portfolio and will support existing products. Sony is a strategic partner as we continue having ongoing discussions together as part of our future portfolio," reads the company statement.
The device was supposed to be an improved version of Xperia Z3+ (international version) and Xperia Z4 (Japan). It was expected to sport a Full WQHD TRILUMINOS 5.2-inch display with 2560 x 1440 pixels and 4K recording to gaming, powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor and come packed with a 32 GB internal storage with microSD card slot up to 128 GB and 3 GB RAM.
The premium Android 4G LTE device was also supposed to come with features like 20.7 MP main camera with high-sensitivity Exmo RS image sensor and high ISO, 5 MP front snapper, 3,000 mAh battery, waterproof and "dust-tight".
"With the coming Xperia Z4v launch, we are delivering on our commitment to bringing the latest and greatest Sony smartphones to the US," said Ravi Nookala, president of sales and marketing, Sony Mobile Communications North America had said at the time of unveiling.
"Our Xperia Z4v offers US customers the most fun mobile experience around with features that give them the freedom to play."
It may be mentioned that Sony has been trying to expand its foothold in the US market, but cancellation of Xperia Z4v will surely not help its pursuit.