T-Mobile recently announced that it would offer its customers two highly anticipated smartphones. The carrier confirmed that it would launch the Sony Xperia Z and Nokia Lumia 925 but did not give a specific date of when it would release the smartphones. T-Mobile customers can now breathe a sigh of relief as a new leaked roadmap reveals that the carrier plans to launch both smartphones on Wednesday July 17.
TmoNews got a hold of an internal T-Mobile roadmap that clearly lists July 17 as "Device Launch Day" for the Xperia Z and Lumia 925. The site also claims that the Nokia Lumia 925 will be offered for $99 down with 24 monthly payments of $20, and the total release price will be $579. There is no word on how much the Xperia Z will be offered for, but it should be similarly priced.
The Lumia 925 will be the carrier's flagship Windows Phone 8 smartphone. The 925 features a 4.5-inch 1280 X 768 HD AMOLED display with 334ppi (pixels per inch), runs Windows Phone 8, is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, includes 16GB of internal storage, 1GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss lens, dual LED flash and optical stabilization, 4G LTE radio, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, a microSD expansion slot with support for up to 64GB microSD cards, and a 2,000 mAh battery. The Lumia 925 is Nokia's latest flagship smartphone and is the first Lumia smartphone to feature a premium aluminum frame.
If you're an Android fan, T-Mobile has also got you covered with Sony's water- and dust-resistant Xperia Z. The smartphone features a 5-inch 1920 x 1080 TFT shatter proof and scratch-resistant glass display, runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, will be powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, and will feature 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, microSD expansion slot with support for up to 64GB cards, 13-megapixel rear camera with autofocus and LED flash with full HD video recording, 4G LTE radio, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, and a non-removable 3,050 mAh battery. The smartphone is also water-resistant up to 1 meter for 30 minutes.
While the leaked roadmap lists both smartphones launching on July 17, those dates are subject to change. We'll have to wait for T-Mobile to announce an official launch date, but for now, it looks like we only have a few more weeks to go before getting our hands on both smartphones.