In a rather odd move for the American market, Sony has chosen to remove the fingerprint sensor from their Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact models.
Sony Xperia devices rarely see themselves getting a proper launch in the United States, with most of them pushed through without so much as a whisper. The company has continued this trend with the Z5 line, though it did stop by at The Verge to give them a heads-up regarding a certain feature that was bizarrely absent.
For owners of the Z5 and Z5 compact who purchase the device stateside, they will be disappointed to find a complete lack of a fingerprint sensor on both handsets. Quite why Sony has done this seems like a complete mystery, especially considering that the smartphones already cost a fortune compared to similarly equipped devices. The side orientated sensor was one of our main positives for the Sony handset and something that felt incredibly natural to us; taking it away makes the phone quite ordinary.
Just a heads up for anyone in the States who’s planning to purchase one.
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Via The Verge