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Toronto, February 26, 2018 – With today’s announcement of the Sony Xperia XZ2 at Mobile World Congress 2018, Sony and Bell are pleased to announce that Canadians will be able to experience the next generation of network speeds with this ground-breaking smartphone starting in late spring of this year.

Xperia XZ2, featuring the Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform with X20 LTE, will be the most immersive entertainment device available in Canada with Sony’s brand new Dynamic Vibration System that truly brings content to life. The Xperia XZ2 brings a new haptic experience, adding the perceptual sense of touch so you can feel your viewing and listening experience. Canadians will be able to feel every beat, action and reaction with Xperia XZ2.

“With the Xperia XZ2, one of the first Gigabit LTE smartphones to come to Canada, Bell customers will be able to enjoy the most immersive entertainment content available,” said Kunihiko Shiomi, President – North America, Sony Mobile Communications Inc. “In recent testing with Bell, the Xperia XZ2 has delivered stunningly fast Gigabit LTE download speeds, making it Canada’s fastest smartphone.”

In more places than ever before, Canadians will be able to enjoy entertainment and other bandwidth-intensive content with the trifecta of Bell’s superfast network, Qualcomm Technologies’ superior processing technology and Sony’s unparalleled mobile design expertise.

“Bell was the first carrier in North America to deliver Tri Band and Quad Band LTE-A data speeds and is proud to be enabling a new generation of smartphones with Gigabit speeds throughout 2018,” said Blaik Kirby, President of Bell Mobility. “Not only will the Sony Xperia XZ2 support Gigabit download speeds, it will also support faster peak theoretical upload speeds of 150 Mbps.”

“We are pleased to work with Sony and Bell to bring superior connectivity to consumers in Canada so they can enjoy next level entertainment experiences,” said Mike Finley, Senior Vice President and President, Qualcomm North America and Australia, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “The integrated Snapdragon X20 LTE modem boasts Gigabit LTE download speeds, designed to deliver unparalleled speed and further improve the mobile experience consumers have come to expect.”