Sony Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact to sell in the US starting February

Jan 15, 2016 | News

 

Sony Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact will go live in the US in February. The Sony Z5 series was launched in Asia in September 2015, but it needed six extra months to get to the US, apparently. The two new devices will go live on Amazon, Best Buy and B&H starting February 7th. The flagship Z5 will cost $599 and the Z5 Compact will cost $499.

 

Sony Xperia Z5

 

 

Sony Xperia Z5 specs:

 

  • 5.2-inch 1080p IPS LCD display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor
  • 3GB RAM
  • 23MP rear camera
  • 5MP front facing camera
  • 32GB of storage plus microSD slot
  • 146 x72 x 7.3mm, 154g
  • 2,900 mAh battery
  • Android 5.1.1.

 

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact specs:

 

  • 4.6-inch 1280x720 LCD display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 810
  • 2GB RAM
  • 23MP rear camera
  • 5MP front facing camera
  • 32GB of storage plus microSD slot
  • 127 x 65 x 8.9mm, 138g
  • 2,700 mAh battery
  • Android 5.1.1.

 

The smartphones will be unlocked GSM versions and they will have US warranty. Considering their specs and looks, the devices seem a little bit too pricey for what the are offering. Sony will not get into business with carriers so you will have to pay full price for one of these babies. Considering that – price-wise – you would be choosing between one of these and a $500 Nexus 6P, we think this could be a tough sell on the US market. But we shall see if Sony can turn it into a success or not.

 

Source: Sony Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Compact