Sony Xperia Z5 Z5 Compact coming to U.S. sans fingerprint sensor

BY GreenBot Staff

Published 15 Jan 2016

Sony has often struggled to break into the U.S. market with its phones, it’s latest moves are a textbook example why.

The flagship Z5, which is already several months tardy in comparison to its launch in other countries, won’t have a fingerprint sensor when it comes stateside. To make it even less attractive, the retail price of $599 $499 is higher than what you can track down on Amazon or other sites that feature the international SKU. 

The spec sheet is decent enough: there’s a 5.2-inch screen, Snapdragon 810 processor, 3GB of RAM, a microSD slot, a 2,900 mAh battery. There’s also a rather impressive 23-megapixel rear-facing camera. 

The Z5 Compact also has 2GB of RAM a 2,700 mAh battery, with both phones claiming two days of life. The display is much smaller at 4.6 inches, though the main camera is a similar 23M 

Sony told Android lice about the fingerprint sensor removal, “this was simply a business decision,” which won’t help the cause any.

y this matters: It’s hard to see this as a compelling offer. Sony’s latest phones are coming here with br-new pricing but lacking what’s become an essential component of smartphone life: a fingerprint sensor. Sony has often had a difficult time selling its phones here, unfortunately it seems to be yet again fumbling the efforts.