Sony has announced that two of its high-end Android handsets are presently available in the United States, a couple of weeks after the organization uncovered plans to launch the devices there. The Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact are priced at $599.99 and $499.99 separately, and will be sold unlocked via major retailers including Amazon, Best Buy and B&H.

Xperia Z5 & Z5 Compact Launch of Sony

The Xperia Z5 will be available in black, white, gold and green, and includes these key specs:

  • Octa-core 2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor
  • 5.2-inch IPS LCD with Full HD (1920x1080px) resolution
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB storage (plus microSD card support up to 200GB)
  • 23MP back camera with LED blaze and 4K video recording at 30fps
  • 5.1MP front-facing camera with 1080p video
  • 4G LTE network
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • 2900mAh non-removable battery
  • 146 x 72 x 7.3mm; 154g

The Xperia Z5 Compact will be available in black, white, “coral” and yellow, and features similar specs to the Z5, except from:

  • 4.6-inch IPS LCD with HD (1280x720px) display
  • 2GB RAM
  • 2700mAh non-removable battery
  • 127 x 65 x 8.9mm; 138g

However, the US versions of the Z5 and Z5 Compact don’t include the fingerprint sensor built into the power button on the gadgets in other markets. It’s additionally significant that the handsets will be delivering with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop onboard, as opposed to the most recent Android 6.0 Marshmallow.


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