Earlier this month, Sony announced the Xperia XZ and the Xperia X Compact. Both phones are expected to find their way to the US, but the bad news for customers is that it looks like both phones will come with one feature less than the versions bound for other countries, and that is its fingerprint sensor.
Is this surprising? We suppose in a way not really, because if you might recall, earlier this year it was confirmed that the US version of the Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact would also not feature the fingerprint sensor, so like we said, it isn’t a surprise that Sony is pulling this move again. We had hoped otherwise but based on what we can tell, it looks like Sony’s plans for the US won’t be changing anytime soon.
It is unclear as to why Sony has made this decision as Sony has yet to offer an official statement, but this is something you’ll have to take note of if you are planning on picking up either handset. We can only assume that removing the sensor will make for cheaper production, which in turn could allow Sony to price the phones cheaper in the US, but that’s just speculation on our end.
Sony did state that they would be reducing their focus on markets such as the US, so maybe this is one of the ways they are going about it.