According to a Reuters report, Sprint plans to offer a Sony flagship smartphone in the near future. Sources reveal the operator (and parent company SoftBank) will have a new smartphone available in the US and Japan in time for the winter holiday season. Since we're expecting Sony to launch the Xperia Z3, it's safe to assume this is the mobile device sources are referring to.

This deal marks a new plan of action for struggling Sony, opening up new partnerships with operators in various regions to build up its brand. Pricing was not revealed by said sources. As noted above, Sony is expected to unveil the Xperia Z3 at IFA next month.

We'll be attending the show so you can be sure to see more coverage of the phone here. While Sony is having a rough time amidst tough competition in the industry, moves such as this are positive steps forward. Would you be interested in a Sony Xperia smartphone on Sprint? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Source: Reuters