T-Mobile Sony Xperia T2 Ultra drops by the FCC, launch expected soon

The Sony Xperia T2 Ultra has just passed by the FCC with certification for T-Mobile's network, suggesting an imminent launch.

The FCC often gives precious hints about new device launches before the manufacturer makes an official announcement. In this case, however, the Sony Xperia T2 Ultra was already official, but it was unclear which carriers will be offering it. We still don't have a release date for the device, but FCC certifications usually mean that retail availability is just around the corner.

Sony took the wraps off its new Xperia T2 Ultra back in January, introducing the device alongside its Xperia T2 Dual sibling. At the time, the Sony Xperia T2 Ultra was tipped to officially hit retail sometime in April.

A new FCC listing now reveals that the Sony Xperia T2 Ultra is headed to T-Mobile, sporting model number D5316. Sony has yet to make an official announcement with specific launch details, but the FCC certification indicates the company may offer more information shortly.

If this FCC listing is anything to go by, T-Mobile will be among the first, if not the very first, to start offering the Sony Xperia T2 Ultra. The handset will boast LTE connectivity on the carrier's network and the recent certification indicates that it may indeed hit retail availability in April, just as expected.

As a reminder, the Sony Xperia T2 Ultra phablet comes with a massive 6-inch Triluminos display with 720p resolution. Under the hood, the super-sized smartphone packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor clocked at 1.4GHz, paired with 1GB of RAM.

Other specs include 8GB of internal storage capacity, a 13-megapixel Sony Exmor RS rear camera, and a 3,000 mAh battery. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, A-GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, and LTE.

In other words, the Sony Xperia T2 Ultra shares some of the features found on the higher-end Xperia Z and Z1 smartphones, but it's a mid-range offering. No details are currently available regarding the T2 Ultra's pricing, but its specs suggest that it should launch as a budget-friendly offering. If Sony and T-Mobile come up with an exciting deal, the phablet will likely become quite popular among budget shoppers.

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