After announcing the Xperia Z4v as a Verizon exclusive in June, more details may finally be leaking out about the phone and its release date. According to a leaked hands-on video, the Z4v will be hitting the nation’s largest carrier on September 3rd. The off-contract price will reportedly be set at $599.99, which puts it right alongside the other major flagship phones of the year in terms of price. Of course we expect Verizon to offer financing options, as they move away from two-year contracts.

Interestingly, sources have it that for the first week after the Z4v launches, Xperia Z3v owners will be able to trade in their device and get a hefty discount of $220 off the Z4v. This would bring that $600 price tag all the way down to $379.99, which is not too shabby for an off-contract device with flagship-level specs.

For Z3v owners who don’t want to give up their device (or who are unable to do so because it’s damaged or doesn’t meet trade-in criteria), they’ll still reportedly get a $70 discount, taking the price to $529.99. Details are still murky on how Verizon will authenticate this discount, but I’m assuming that users will need to have a Z3v on their account, or have purchased one directly from Verizon at some point.

Just to refresh your memory, here’s what Verizon users can look forward to:

  • 5.2-inch 1440 x 2560 display at 565 ppi
  • 64-bit Snapdragon 810 processor
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 32GB of internal storage
  • 20.7MP rear camera, 5MP front camera
  • 3,000 mAh battery with Qualcomm QuickCharge 2.0 and wireless charging capabilities
  • microSD slot for expandable storage
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • Adreno 430 GPU
  • Waterproof design

For $599.99 (and even less for Z3v owners), the Z4v could be one of Verizon’s strongest phones this year.

Source: Phone Arena

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  1. Okay, September is here, football is here, cooler weather is on the way, but the Sony Z4V is not. I am dying for a good water resistant phone. Samsung moves away from this from S5 to S6, S6 Active only available on AT&T (I am with Verizon) and Sony phones aren’t out. If I am an outdoors guy and I need a rugged phone whose battery doesn’t die quickly, what can I do? I hope some phones with the Snapdragon 820 are waterproof and available in the U.S.

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