Sony has given the Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact a 10 percent price reduction only days after the phones went on sale in the US. The offer, available at Sony's Amazon.com shop, means that the Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact are now priced at US$539.99 and US$449.99 respectively.
While this is good news for Xperia fans who wish to pick up one of the devices, it could arrive as a particular disappointment to die-hard Sony fans who bought a handset at launch. Learning they were only days away from a 10% price cut may be a difficult pill to swallow.
When AndroidPIT reached out to Sony asking why the price had been reduced so soon after launch and what Sony would like to tell fans who purchased the device on launch week, a spokeswoman told us via email "the pricing change is a result of a pricing promotion."
The pricing change is a result of a pricing promotion
This story follows the troubling pre-launch news that Sony's Xperia Z5 series would not house fingerprint scanners in the US, though the scanners are present on the international models. When AndroidPIT asked last month why the scanners weren’t appearing on the US devices, a spokesman told us that Sony’s response was “likely to come as part of some wider messaging at a later date.” We’re still waiting for that.
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