Lets Talk About: Sony Xperia XZ Finally Out In The US From October 2 for $700

Sony indeed are not left back and to prove doubters wrong, Sony announced Xperia XZ and Xperia X Compact during IFA 2016 and just days later, it launched pre-orders in Europe. Customers who pre-order the Xperia XZ in Europe get a free pair of Sony headphones worth about £150. Sony has recently announced the pricing and availability of the two smartphones in the US.

According to Android Central, Sony Xperia XZ will be made available starting October 2 in the US. The unlocked version of the smartphone will be available for purchase at Amazon and Best Buy for about $699.99, as well as other partnering retailers.

Sony also announced that the Xperia X Compact will arrive sooner than than the Xperia XZ flagship, on September 25. However, the price for the Xperia X Compact wasn't revealed but it's expected to be similar to the $478 price tag in the US. The phones will be compatible with GSM carriers in the US, like AT&T and T-Mobile.

Xperia XZ and Xperia X Compact sold in the US won't have fingerprint scanners
The two smartphones will lack fingerprint scanners in the US, while models sold in Europe do come with such scanners embedded in power buttons. It seems that other Sony smartphones like Xperia X Performance, Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact also didn't come with a fingerprint scanner in the US.

One of the strong points of these two smartphones is that they come with enhanced multimedia capabilities, especially on the Xperia XZ. The flagship smartphone has a 23MP rear camera with triple image sensing technology that combines multiple sensors. It sports a 5.2-inch display with 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution and runs Snapdragon 820 SoC with 3GB of RAM.

Internal storage reaches 32GB and the 13MP wide angle camera in the front makes it one of the best smartphones for capturing selfies. Battery capacity reaches 2,900mAh on the Xperia XZ, while the Xperia X Compact has a 2,700mAh battery.

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