Sony Xperia XZ And Xperia X Compact Will Arrive In U.S. Without Fingerprint Readers
A visit to Sony Mobile's U.S. website shows the full specs and list of features for each phone, and in both cases there's no mention of a fingerprint scanner. It's possible that Sony simply forgot to jot the feature down, though the more likely scenario is it simply decided to remove the biometric security measure from its forthcoming handsets. It wouldn't be the first time Sony's done this—it did the same thing with the Xperia X Performance, Xperia Z5, and Xperia Z5 Compact.
As for the smaller model, the Xperia X Compact sports a similar set of features but with a 4.6-inch HD 720p (1280x720) display, Snapdragon 650 SoC, and a slightly less capacious 2,700 mAh battery. Both handsets will ship with Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
Beyond the core features and lack of fingerprint scanner, the big focus is on camera performance. Both models sport a 23-megapixel rear camera with triple imaging sensing technology, predictive hybrid autofocus, and up to ISO 12800 for superior low-light performance.
On the front, the Xperia X Compact totes a 5-megapixel front shooter with a 22mm/90-degree wide-angle lens, while the Xperia XZ gets a 13-megapixel shooter.