Sony Xperia Z3 launches in the US as Xperia Z3v, exclusive to Verizon

If you’ve been drooling over Gareth Beavis’s Sony Xperia Z3 review for the previous week or so, fret not, for you will certainly soon be sated. Well, that is if you’re running with Verizon, of course.

During an occasion in New york city, Sony revealed that the lauded Xperia Z3 is gone to the US solely on Verizon as the Sony Xperia Z3v. The distinction in name is to signify special functions and design hints that will only appear in this US edition of the device.

For one, the Z3v sports one color unique to the US: silver plastic beneath glass and enclosed in a similarly silver metal band. On the in, the Z3v comes packing a digital sound enhancement engine that equips audio features like active noise canceling (with suitable headphones), MP3 upscaling and high resolution audio.

Just like its children, the Xperia Z3v will enable Sony’s PlayStation Remote Play function with the PS4. Again, just like before, this is powered by matching a PlayStation Dual Shock 4 with the Z3v over Bluetooth. The video games are streamed over Wi-Fi connection.

In order to allow this more quickly for Xperia Z3v buyers, Sony will certainly sell the optional $40 video game control mount and $60 Dual Shock 4 controllers (readily available in black and white) in Verizon shops.

The Sony Xperia Z3v – state that five times quick – will introduce on October 23 in Verizon shops and different retailers throughout the country for $199 on agreement. However if you purchase a Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet along with the phone, you’ll knock 200 bucks off of your purchase.

So far, Sony and Verizon are mum on off-contract pricing.

Fancy a smartwatch to match?

Sony’s relationship with Verizon does not stop at handsets. The Japanese firm also announced the nationwide availability of the Sony Smartwatch 3 with Verizon exclusively.

With that, there are no US-exclusive features to the Smartwatch 3. You can get ahold of Sony’s latest wearable later on this month at Verizon for $250.