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Firmware flash enables fingerprint on U.S. Xperia XZ + X Compact

Bafflingly, the U.S. models' biggest feature gap seems to be a software limitation. For the past year, high-end Sony phones sold in the United States, in the Xperia Z5 and X series, have lacked the fingerprint scanner tech found in their international cousins — a major feature omission for a modern high-end phone. The same applies to the recently launched Xperia XZ and X Compact — fingerprint internationally, no fingerprint in the U.
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