Sony's Xperia Z5 & Z5 Compact for the US Won't


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Just yesterday we shared a story that the Sony Xperia Z5 & Z5 Compact are officially coming to the US. This morning we learned something disappointing regarding that launch. Apparently, the US versions of both Xperia Z5 models will not include the fingerprint sensor that is found on the international versions.

There has been no explanation from any source (as of the time of this post) which explains why Sony would omit this feature specifically for the US market. To be honest, here at HQ, we can't fathom why Sony would develop a separate version of the Xperia Z5 lineup which removes this feature. We suspect the feature will simply be turned off in software, but that is pure speculation.

What reason do you think Sony would have for not including a fingerprint sensor in the US version, when all of their other versions have it? Perhaps a security issue related to US law?

For further discussion regarding the Sony Xperia Z5 series, here's our dedicated section: Sony Xperia Z5, Z5 Compact & Z5 Premium

Source: TheVerge
According to droid life "Our educated guess is that the removal is because the fingerprint sensors aren’t any good. My wife, in fact, has been using the Xperia Z5 Compact for a couple of months now and has stopped using the fingerprint sensor because it misfires more than it unlocks her phone in a timely manner. She’s basically given up on it and instead relies on a pattern or Android’s Smart Lock."