Jan 15 AT 1:33 PM Evan Selleck 0 Comments

You won’t find a fingerprint reader on Sony’s U.S.-bound Xperia Z5 or Z5 Compact

Sony Xperia Z5

Yesterday, Sony announced that the Xperia Z5, along with the Xperia Z5 Compact, would finally be headed to the United States. The devices have been available internationally for a bit, but will finally be available in the U.S. beginning February 7. There’s just one catch.

The international variants of both devices are equipped with fingerprint readers, a feature that’s basically expected on high-end smartphones these days. When February 7 rolls around, U.S. owners will find that particular feature missing from the Z5 and Z5 Compact. Sony has confirmed that this is indeed the case, and that the change is due to a “business decision.” What that means, exactly, is unknown.

It’s certainly a notable missing feature, even if it won’t negatively affect the devices performance-wise. Still, having that extra layer of security would have been nice.

What do you think of the decision?

Evan is a pretty big fan of technology, from phones to video game consoles and everything in between.

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