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Here’s Why Sony Xperia Smartphones in the US Lack a Fingerprint Scanner

Here’s Why Sony Xperia Smartphones in the US Lack a Fingerprint Scanner

Back in May 2016, Sony launched the Xperia X in the United States, but with an odd omission — the fingerprint scanner embedded in the power button was disabled. While the exact same Xperia X’s biometric feature worked perfectly fine in other countries, it was baffling why the Japanese phone maker would do such a thing. And it wasn’t the first time either, the Sony Xperia Z5 launched many months before also had it disabled. When pressed for an answer, the company suggested that “due to business decisions” they had to “leave it out”. While that answer was unconvincing, today we finally know that a patent issue might have been the reason. 

Sony Xperia X Compact Is the Company’s Latest Miniature Flagship

Sony Xperia X Compact Is the Company’s Latest Miniature Flagship

Alongside the Xperia XZ, Sony also unveiled its new compact flagship: the Xperia X Compact. Unlike the XZ, the Xperia X Compact is made from plastic with a design language that Sony devices are now popular for. Disappointingly, the X Compact does not sport any kind of water resistance capabilities like the XZ.

This is Sony’s Xperia X Compact

This is Sony’s Xperia X Compact

Sony has been the only OEM that continues to roll out sub 5-inch Android devices with flagship internals. While the likes of the Xperia Z1 Compact and Z3 Compact have not particularly done well for the company, it has not deterred the Japanese OEM from working on another miniature new flagship handset: the Xperia X Compact.

Sony Lists Xperia Devices That Will Get the Android 7.0 Nougat Update

Sony Lists Xperia Devices That Will Get the Android 7.0 Nougat Update

Sony today provided a list of devices that it plans on updating to Android 7.0 Nougat. The announcement comes from the company just a day after Google released the final version of the OS for its Nexus devices.

Sony Xperia X review

Sony Xperia X review

The cracks are starting to show in the smartphone world, I believe. Under incredible pressure from Chinese manufacturers like Huawei/Honor, Meizu and Xiaomi, the old guard are having to change tack and try something different just to survive. So we had LG and its ill-fated detachable bottom module, and now Sony has abandoned its ‘three sizes’ strategy in favour of the same size but having three levels of specification, with the Xperia X the first to be available. Hmm…. While I applaud the choice of specs, I do think this ‘one (physical) size fits all’ strategy is potentially more confusing in the long run.

Sony Launching Its Entire Xperia X Series in the US in July

Sony Launching Its Entire Xperia X Series in the US in July

Almost 3 months after their initial unveiling, Sony today announced that it is bringing its entire Xperia X lineup of smartphones to the United States. The company has traditionally shied away from one of the biggest smartphone markets in the world, but it looks like with the Xperia X, it has changed its mind.

Sony Xperia X and Xperia XA Launched in India for Rs 48,900 and Rs 20,990

Sony Xperia X and Xperia XA Launched in India for Rs 48,900 and Rs 20,990

Sony today launched its new Xperia X series of handset in India. While the company has launched three new handsets under its Xperia X brand back at MWC, it is only bringing two of the handsets from the series in India: the Xperia X and Xperia XA.

Sony Highlights Xperia X’s SteadyShot Technology in New Video

Sony Highlights Xperia X’s SteadyShot Technology in New Video

In an age where Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) is being used by most OEM’s to improve image quality of the camera in their devices, Sony has gone in a whole different direction — digital image stabilisation. For the upcoming Xperia X and Xperia X Performance, Sony has decided to ditch OIS in favour of SteadyShot — a technology that is based on digital stabilisation as opposed to physical.

Sony unveils Xperia X series of smartphones: the Xperia X, XA and X Performance

Sony unveils Xperia X series of smartphones: the Xperia X, XA and X Performance

Sony today unveiled its new X-series of smartphones that consists of the Xperia X, XA and X Performance. Despite a new branding, the Xperia X-series of handsets look quite similar to their Z-series predecessors, though Sony says it has made a few design tweaks here and there to make the handsets more ergonomic. To avoid the glass back from cracking, Sony has also switched to plastic panels at the rear of the phone.