Just in time for E3 2015, Sony has announced that its Xperia Z4v smartphone that is capable of playing PlayStation 4 video games will launch in the U.S. this summer as exclusive for Verizon Wireless. However, the company did not give a specific release date or tag price just yet.
The Japanese giant timed the announcement of its new device to follow its E3 keynote on Monday as it will be targeting gamers with the Xperia Z4v. By connecting the phone to the same Wi-Fi network as a PlayStation 4, users will be able to play their video games via the PS4 Remote Play feature. The games will appear on the smartphone and can be controlled using a Dualshock 4 Wireless Controller.
“Our Xperia Z4v offers U.S. customers the most fun mobile experience around with features that give them the freedom to play,” said Ravi Nookala, Sony North America's president of sales and marketing, in a statement.
Besides its gaming capabilities, the Xperia Z4v has most of the features you'd expect out of a flagship device. The gizmo includes a high-definition 5.2-inch screen, runs Android Lollipop and is powered by a Snapdragon 810 octa-core 64 bit processor.
The waterproof device also includes a 5-megapixel front camera and powerful 20.7mp rear camera, which is capable of recording 4k Ultra-HD video. The Xperia Z4v is also equipped with 32-gigabytes of storage that can be expanded up to 128GB using an SD memory card. The device, which was initially announced for Japan in April, will be available to U.S. customers in both black and white options.