Sony has officially announced the release date as well as pricing for Sony Xperia Z5 and Sony Xperia Z5 Compact for U.S. audience. Both the smartphones will be available in the U.S by next month.
According to the announcement made by Sony on its Facebook page, the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact, the small version of the Xperia Z5 will be available unlocked with a price tag of $499 through Amazon, Best Buy and B&H. It will be available with these online retailers from Feb. 7.
The Sony Xperia Z5 will be cost $100 more. The aforementioned retailers will be selling it for $599 from Feb. 7. As of this writing, U.S. carriers will not be supporting the Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact smartphones. The unlocked editions of these smartphones will work on the LTE networks of AT&T and T-Mobile. However, CDMA networks like Verizon Wireless and Sprint will not work on the unlocked Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact smartphones.
Online retailers that have been selling Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact smartphones to the U.S. customers are actually international editions that do not come with US warranty, Phone Arena reported. Hence, U.S. version that come with U.S. warranty will be available for purchase from Feb. 7.
Both Sony Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact come with common specs and features such as Snapdragon 810 chipset, 23-megapixel camera with support for quick autofocus and 4K resolution video shooting and dust and water resistant chassis.
The Xperia Z5 features 5.2-inch full HD display along with 3 GB of RAM and is packed with a 2900 mAh battery. On the other side, the Xperia Z5 Compact houses a 4.6-inch HD display along with 2 GB of RAM and 2700 mAh battery. Both smartphones are that are preloaded with Android 5.1 Lollipop are expected to receive Android 6.0 Marshmallow upgrade very soon.
The Sony Xperia Z5 Premium that also belongs to Xperia Z5 family has been available in the U.S. since couple of months. It carries a price tag of $750. Truly, it is a premium smartphone as it is only smartphone in the business to feature a 4K display. Sony has also announced a pink version of Xperia Z5 smartphone, but there is no official confirmation whether it will be available for the U.S. customers, GSM Arena reported.