Sony fans have been waiting for the Sony Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact to arrive in the US. Finally, the wait is over as the two devices were recently launched and their shipment has already begun. Nonetheless, consumers can only buy the unlocked version of the phones via Amazon and through other online retailers.
Android Authority reported last month that the Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact launches were confirmed on February 7 in the United States for $599.99 and $499.99, respectively. It still remains a question whether the 4K-equipped Z5 Premium will come to North America or not.
It should be noted that before releasing in the United States, the Sony Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact were officially announced in other parts of the globe last year. As for US fans, they can order the two devices on Sony’s official website, which will redirect them to Amazon’s listing pages. Instead of selling the phones directly on the company’s own website, Sony has decided to sell it through Amazon, reports Tech Times.
However, there’s flip side to the new launches. None of the two devices will have a fingerprint sensor underneath the power buttons, which sounds like a big disappointment. The fingerprint sensor is inarguably one of the biggest features boasted by Sony. Excluding them in the upcoming Xperia devices mean lesser transactions for mobile payments, which is a disadvantage.
As for the other specs, the two models are great upgrades to its predecessors, the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3+. Both the upcoming devices come packed with 23MP rear shooter along with 32GB internal storage space. Also, the phones will be equipped with Snapdragon 810 processor.
Tech Buffalo reports that the Xperia Z5 Compact will have a striking difference with the Xperia Z5 with regard to screen size. While the former will measure 4.7-inch screen, the latter will have a bigger screen measuring 5.2-inches.