Sony Xperia Z5 U.S. news: Xperia Z5, Z5 Compact to be available in the U.S. on Feb.7; won't feature fingerprint sensor


Sony’s Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact are making their way to the U.S. market starting early February.

According to a report by Asia PC Mag, the two flagship phones will be carried by major retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, and B&H Photo beginning Feb. 7.

Based on the specs for the flagships, the Xperia Z” will have a 5.2-inch display and feature 1080p resolution. 

The device will also feature Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810, Quad-core 1.5 GHz, and Quad-core 2 GHz. It will also have 32GB ROM, 3GB RAM, and support for a micro-SD card up to 200GB.

For selfie afficinados, the phone will have a 5MP, 1080 HDR front shooter while its main camera boasts of an impressive 23MP resolution, 5520 x 4140 pixels, phase detection autofocus, and LED flash.

It will also make use of a nano sim and will partner with carriers such AT&T and T-Mobile.

On the other hand, the Xperia Z5 Compact will sport similar features to the Z5 but has a smaller memory at only 2GB. Its battery is also slightly weaker at 2,700 mAh against the Z5’s 2,900 mAh. It will also have a smaller display at 4.6 inches and 720p resolution.

The Z5 will sell for $599 while the Z5 Compact will go for $499.

Meanwhile, it has been reported by GSM Arena that the U.S. version of the Z5 and the Z5 Compact will not feature fingerprint scanners, which is among the trends of recently released smartphones.

The report said that the strategy is seen as a downgrade despite the fact that Sony is featuring a new chipset and a new generation camera.

There has been no word on when the Xperia Z5 Premium will reach U.S. shores.