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Today marks an exciting day as we welcome two new smartphones to the U.S.—Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact.

Announced in January, Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact is making its debut unlocked at Amazon, Best Buy, B&H, and other participating retailers for a suggested retail price of $599.99 and $499.99, respectively, and will support GSM networks.

Kunihiko Shiomi, president of Sony Mobile Communications North America, sums it up perfectly when he said: “Building a stable business in the U.S. market continues to be an important area of focus in helping Sony Mobile pursue profit by optimizing business scale. We are excited about the introduction of Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact unlocked in the U.S., particularly as we see a growing trend in the unlocked market.”

Z5_white_sidehorizWith top-notch features including a 23 megapixel camera with the fastest autofocus* in a leading smartphone —capturing action as it happens in a ground breaking speed of 0.03** seconds—PS4™ Remote Play and a long-lasting up to two-day battery life*** that keeps on going, Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact creates opportunities to help users so that moments are never missed while living life on the fast lane.

  • Getting kicked off the T.V. is no longer a problem for those who want to keep gaming with PS4™ Remote Play on Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact, which seamlessly allows users to continue playing their favorite PlayStation® games using their local Wi-Fi® network. Connect in any other room in your home and you’re good to go!
  • Engineered to make sure that life’s greatest moments are never missed, Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact was created with a long-lasting high-performance battery***, delivering up to two days of battery life on a single charge. Get ready for worry-free days on the go.
  • Imagine entertainment at its best. Hi-Res Audio means you won’t miss a single beat from your favorite song. With digital noise cancellation and automatic headset compensation, Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact will deliver a fully immersive and spectacularly detailed audio showcase for your music, movies and games.
  • Xperia Z5 also features a sharp, vivid 5.2” Full HD 1080p (1920×1080 pixels) TRILUMINOS™ display, with Sparkling Contrast and Live Color Creation and X-Reality™ for Mobile to deliver colors and contrast that result in the ultimate viewing experience. With the purchase of either smartphones, users will receive a unique entertainment offer to download three movies for free, including Sony Pictures’ “The Walk” and “Hotel Transylvania 2.”
  • Got to have a color that matches your style? The Xperia Z5, available in Graphite Black, White, Gold and Green will certainly add a pop of color to your wardrobe. The Xperia Z5 Compact comes in Graphic Black and White as well, along with Coral and Yellow.

For a refresher on the amazing specs on Sony Mobile’s newest smartphones in the U.S., you can check out

* Based on Sony Xperia™ Z5 /Z5 Compact’s main camera resolution, speed of autofocus and image quality assessment by 200 UK consumers, compared to Apple iPhone 6, Apple iPhone 6 Plus, HTC One M9, LG G4, Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Samsung Galaxy S6 (being the “Leading Smartphones” defined by Strategy Analytics as the top six flagship devices according to shelf share in 2015). Camera resolution was compared to the top 100 selling smartphones of 2015 and verified by Strategy Analytics’ SpecTRAX & PriceTRAX Services as of 3rd July 2015. Consumer research was conducted by Strategy Analytics between 5-6th August 2015. Technical testing was conducted by Strategy Analytics on 7th August 2015. For more information, go to:
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*** Battery life has been measured against Sony Mobile Communications AB’s smartphone usage profile, defined in September 2015 to represent the typical smartphone user’s active condition, including but not limited to a range of usage scenarios (calling, texting, web browsing, social networking, game playing, music listening, picture taking, picture browsing, online video watching, video recording and playback). For more information go to: 2 3 shielded cable recommended.

Claire Millington

PR Manager

PR Manager for the Sony Mobile Global team.