Sony launching ‘Xperia Z5’ and ‘Xperia 5 Compact’ in US on Feb. 7

Sony launching ‘Xperia Z5’ and ‘Xperia 5 Compact’ in US on Feb. 7

Bigwig Japanese device maker Sony has disclosed in a Thursday announcement that its Android-based 'Xperia Z5' and 'Xperia Z5 Compact' handsets will be available 'unlocked' in the US from next month.

According to the announcement made by Sony, the Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact smartphones are scheduled to hit the US market on February 7, 2016. The cost of the Xperia Z5 will be $600, while the Xperia Z5 Compact will be priced at $500.

Both the Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact handsets will be available for purchase from Best Buy, Amazon, and other retailers in the US. The Amazon website already sells an international version of the Xperia Z5 handset - without warranty - via a company called Quality Deals Shopping Center.

The Xperia Z5 features a 5.2-inch display, whereas its Compact counterpart has a 4.6-inch display. Both the handsets are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processors; and run Android OS version 5.1 'Lollipop.'

The Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact boast Sony's camera superiority, with the availability of a 23-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera on each of the two models. Both the handsets will support GSM networks -- which include AT&T and T-Mobile -- in the US.

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