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Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact finally coming to U.S. next month, pricing announced

by Jacob Kleinman | January 14, 2016January 14, 2016 3:00 pm PDT

Sony announced the Xperia Z5 lineup way back in September at IFA 2015. Now the flagship phone and its Compact sibling are finally headed to the U.S.

The company announced plans to launch both devices in the U.S. next month on February 7 from Amazon, Best Buy and other retailers. The Xperia Z5 will start at $599.99, while the Xperia Z5 Compact costs $499.99. Both models will come unlocked with support for GSM networks, so they’ll work with your AT&T or T-Mobile SIM card.

The Xperia Z5 is a pretty sweet smartphone, packing a 5.2-inch 1080p display, a 23-megapixel rear camera, a 2900mAh battery, a Snapdragon 810 processor, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable storage. It boasts a water-resistant design and comes in black, white, gold or green.

The Xperia Z5 Compact offers similar specs and features inside a smaller frame. It does come with a few downgrades, including a 4.7-inch 720p display, a smaller 2700mAh battery and just 2GB of RAM. It’s available in black, white, yellow or coral.

As for the Xperia Z5 Premium, Sony hasn’t revealed any official plans for a U.S. release. You can already find the plus-sized smartphone on Amazon for a decent price, though hopefully the company is planning an official launch for that device too.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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