Unlocked Sony Xperia Z5 And Z5 Compact Coming To The U.S.

Posted: Jan 14 2016, 9:09pm CST | by , in Technology News


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Unlocked Sony Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact Coming to the U.S.
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The only caveat is the absence of fingerprint sensors.

Sony knows how to create great, high-quality products. Check out Sony’s Xperia Z series, and you’ll understand what we mean. But, if there’s one area that Sony is lagging, it’s marketing. The Japanese consumer electronics company has yet to crack the code in the U.S.

The only smartphone available on the top four carriers in the U.S. is the Sony Z1S, which is sold on T-Mobile. Last year, Sony and Verizon announced a plan to bring the Xperia Z4v stateside, but the launch was cancelled, making matters worse.

Now Sony is taking a different approach, launching unlocked versions of its flagships Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact on Amazon, Best Buy, and B&H on February 7, for $599.99 and $499.99, respectively.

In case you’d ask, the Sony Xperia Z5 has a 5.2-inch display, a fingerprint reader, a Snapdragon 810 processor with 3GB of RAM, a 23-megapixel camera, and a 2,900 mAh battery.

On the other hand, the smaller Z5 Compact sports a 5-inch display and a 2,700 mAh battery. Everything else is identical. Both phones are waterproof and endowed with a frosted glass design.

There’s no word about the Z5 Premium, which features a 4K display and a 5.5-inch screen. It’s worth noting, though, that the unlocked versions that are coming to the U.S. will not have fingerprint sensors, which is sad, reports The Verge. Sony didn’t explain the reason why.

Introducing for the first time in the US, the Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact smartphones from Sony. Featuring the world’s...Posted by Sony Mobile US on Thursday, January 14, 2016

Source: The Verge

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