We recently reported on our belief that the USA Xperia XZ and Xperia X Compact devices lack of fingerprint sensor was a software limitation only. Well, we can now confirm this to be the case following word from a number of readers. There are some pictures to prove the point below along with a thread from XDA.
It is a simple process, just follow our guide here and flash your handset to a different region. Once you do, you will be able to re-enable the fingerprint sensor. So if any US owners have been put off by no fingerprint sensor, there is an easy fix.
The US Xperia XZ does not have a fingerprint sensor enabled, but this is a software limitation only
Out of the box, the US Xperia XZ has firmware customisation number 1304-9026
Once flashed with UK firmware, the US Xperia XZ has firmware customisation number 1305-2216…
… this enables the fingerprint sensor on the US Xperia XZ