Sony Xperia Z5, Z5 Compact U.S. release date: Devices now available in the U.S., no fingerprint scanner


The Sony Xperia Z5 and the Z5 Compact smartphones will finally be officially available for purchse in the U.S. today, February 7.

According to a report by GSM Arena, the new Sony Xperia Z5 and the Z5 Compact samrtphones will be sold in the North American region via online and physical retailers such as Best Buy, B&H, and Amazon. The Xperia Z5 is available for purchase for its unlocked version for $599.99. The smaller Z5 Compact, on the other hand, is $100 cheaper than the standard variant at $499.99.

To recall the specs, the Sony Xperia Z5 sports a 5.2-inch wide screen with 1080p Full HD resolution, with IP68 certification for water and dust proofing protection. It also has Sony’s TRILUMINOS display technology and an X-reality Engine technology. It runs under an octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor with and Adreno 430 GPU. It packs 4GB worth of RAM along with 32GB worth of built-in internal storage. It supports external microSD expansion of up to 200GB worth.

As for the camera, the device features a 23-megapixel rear camera that can record videos of up to a stunning 4K resolution and a 5-megapixel front camera for selfies and other similar purposes. The device is powered by a 2,900mAh battery.

The Z5 Compact, on the other hand, sports a 4.6-inch wide display, equipped with scratch-resistant glass and oleophobic coating, with TRILUMINOS display X-Reality Picture Engine. It has the same processor and storage properties as that of the standard Z5 variant. It has a 23-megapixel rear camera that can record videos of up to 2160p at 30 fps rate, coupled with a 5-megapixel front camera.

As was previously announced, the Z5 and the Z5 Compact that will sell in the U.S. will not have the fingerprint sensor that the original versions of the devices had.