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Sony Xperia Z5, Z5 Compact now in the US, no fingerprint scanner

Sony Xperia Z5, Z5 Compact now in the US, no fingerprint scanner

Nearly half a year since it introduced its new flagship smartphones to the world, Sony is finally bringing at least two out of three of them to the US market. That's right, the time has come for the Sony Xperia Z5 and its smaller sibling, the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact, to come to the shores. Toting high end specs, they come with Sony's usual entourage of features like two-day battery life with STAMINA mode, PS4 Remote Play, and a competitive main camera. This is definitely Sony's latest. Whether they're the greatest, you'll have to read the fine print a bit.

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Sony’s dual-camera system being used by ‘major smartphone players’

Sony’s dual-camera system being used by ‘major smartphone players’

Amidst all the rumors about upcoming smartphones packing dual camera systems, Sony itself has added fuel to the fire. During its third quarter earnings call in the recent past, the company’s chief financial officer Kenichiro Yoshida answered an analyst’s question about dual camera adoption in the future, saying in part that “major smartphone players” will be using Sony’s dual camera platform.

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PS4 gets limited edition Uncharted 4 bundle in April

PS4 gets limited edition Uncharted 4 bundle in April

As the final installment in the popular PlayStation game series, Uncharted 4 is set to become the latest PS4 flagship title when it finally releases on April 26th. To celebrate the occasion, Sony will be releasing a limited edition PS4 console that not only comes bundled with the game, but features a custom color and image of Uncharted hero Nathan Drake on top. Pre-orders are set to begin later today, with a release on the same day as the game, April 26th.

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Sony A6300 camera boasts 24MP and 4K video in a mirrorless body

Sony A6300 camera boasts 24MP and 4K video in a mirrorless body

Sony has just announced its latest mirrorless digital camera model, the A6300. Fans of Sony's cameras will recognize this as the long-awaited follow-up to the A6000 from 2014, and this replacement is arriving with a number of impressive features. Chief among them are a new 24.2-megapixel APS-C sensor, the ability to shoot 4K video footage, and a new ultra-fast autofocus system. The A6300 will be arriving in March at $1,000 for the body only, or $1,150 for the kit with a 16-50mm lens.

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PS4 has outsold the Xbox One nearly 2 to 1

PS4 has outsold the Xbox One nearly 2 to 1

In the great Console Wars, there are really only two names that matter. Nintendo has always been an outlier, as they target different audiences, and rarely support the same games as the other two. Unfortunately, in this round, Microsoft has declined to decline releasing official sales numbers for the Xbox One, so it makes it harder to judge how each side is faring, in comparison to the other.

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Sony unveils new line of USB Type-C flash drives

Sony unveils new line of USB Type-C flash drives

Sony has introduced a new line of USB Type-C flash drives, each with a sleek metal design and compact size. The line features drives in three different capacities: 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB, each featuring USB Type-C and Type A dual connectors for use with a wide array of devices, including Apple's Macbook. The product line will be available starting next month.

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Xperia Z5, Z5 Compact US models won’t have fingerprint sensors

Xperia Z5, Z5 Compact US models won’t have fingerprint sensors

It is really hard to fathom Sony's smartphone strategy and long-term plans these days. Publicly, it says it has no plans (yet) to leave the smartphone market, yet at the same time it seems to be doing everything it can to dig its own grave. While fans in the US were eagerly awaiting the arrival of Sony's most recent, and better, flagships, their enthusiasm may have just been doused with cold water. Sony has confirmed that the US models of the Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact won't have fingerprint sensors inside.

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Sony Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact get US date, pricing

Sony Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact get US date, pricing

Since its announcement last year, many have wondered when, or even if, Sony would be bringing their Xperia Z5 line to the US. But as the old saying goes, “good things come to those who wait.” Today Sony has announced availability for their flagship phones in the US, and it turns out we won't have to wait too much longer.

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