The Sony Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact handsets are now shipping in the United States. Amazon.com has both handsets in stock with the Xperia Z5 costing $599.99 and the Z5 Compact for $499.99. Only the black models are in stock, however there is also a Gold Xperia Z5 and Coral Xperia Z5 Compact, with availability expected in “2 to 5 weeks”.
As a reminder, Sony has removed the fingerprint sensor capability of these models for the US market due to a “business decision”. This has now been confirmed in the white papers for both devices as seen below. Are there any US Sony fans planning to purchase an official USA model? Were you planning to before hearing about the disabled fingerprint capability? We’d love to hear your thoughts below.
Update: Here is what Kunihiko Shiomi, president of Sony Mobile Communications North America had to say about the Xperia Z5 introduction into the US market:
“Building a stable business in the U.S. market continues to be an important area of focus in helping Sony Mobile pursue profit by optimizing business scale. We are excited about the introduction of Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact unlocked in the U.S., particularly as we see a growing trend in the unlocked market.”
Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact now on sale in the US
Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact White Papers confirm no fingerprint sensor in US models