The Xperia Z3 has been discontinued by T-Mobile, resulting in the device being available for purchase from the carrier for less than six months.

Sony launched the Xperia Z3 on T-Mobile last October, and a customized Z2/Z3 hybrid with Verizon dubbed the Xperia Z3v. While Verizon is continuing sales of the handset, T-Mobile has yanked the Xperia Z3 from its website and retail stores. T-Mobile's Sony-based offerings currently include pre-owned units of the Xperia Z and the Xperia Z1S.

There's no indication as to why T-Mobile decided to cull sales of the Xperia Z3, although the carrier's decision to do so makes Sony's continued push into the U.S. market that much more difficult. The manufacturer has announced that it will be rethinking its smartphone lineup in 2015 to boost profits, focusing its attention on the high-end segment.

The Xperia Z4 will be the next product on offer from Sony, with recent leaks suggesting a slightly updated OmniBalance design along with an updated spec sheet in the form of a Snapdragon 810 CPU, 3GB RAM, 32GB storage and a 20.7MP camera along with a 5MP front shooter.

Source: Twitter (T-Mobile); Via: The Verge