Sony Xperia Z Receives FCC Approvals

The smartphone is one step closer to landing in the US

By on January 21st, 2013 11:21 GMT

Japanese mobile phone maker Sony Mobile is gearing up for the official release of its new Xperia Z handset, and has just made a new step closer to that achievement.

The company’s new Android-based flagship smartphone has received the necessary approvals from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

On the FCC website users can have a look both at a series of teardown photos with the device, as well as at Sony’s start-up guide for the smartphone.

However, it should be noted that Xperia Z was approved for use in the United States as model C6602, which packs only HSPA+ connectivity capabilities, and no LTE support.

Running under Android 4.1 Jelly Bean at the moment, the new device will hit shelves with a 5-inch full HD screen, a quad-core processor inside, 2GB of RAM, 13-megapixel photo snapper on the back, and front camera for video calling.