Welcome to 2018. Sony phones in the US will now get fingerprint sensors. In what seems like a move that has come 3 years too late, Sony has realized one of the biggest reasons why their phones do not sell so well in the US – and have finally fixed the issue. For the first time ever, the Sony Xperia XA2, Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra and Sony Xperia L2 will all come with fingerprint sensors.
This announcement came at the Consumer Electronics Show 2018 – one of the biggest tech gatherings of the year. The event which is held annually at Las Vegas also witnessed another major announcement from Google – that they will be bringing Google Wallet and Android Pay under a single branding – Google Pay.
Not only has Sony announced the arrival of fingerprint sensors in the US, but has also changed the position where they are traditionally located. Fingerprint sensors have been moved from the power-button to the back of the phone. While this might not look as good as the previous design style, this is something most Android users are used to.
Sony has also made it clear that moving forward, fingerprint sensors will be a part of all Sony smartphones to release in the US. This is indeed a positive news for Sony users – and a sign that Sony is taking the US markets more seriously than ever before. However, if you are excited about the fact that fingerprint sensors are finally here in the US, don’t get your spirits up as these phones aren’t the flagship releases from Sony.
The Sony Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra are basically mid-range smartphones which now run on Qualcomm processors instead of running on Mediatek Helio. The Xperia L2 is a low-end device which is an upgrade over the Sony Xperia L1. We expect Sony to launch their flagship phones next month at the Mobile World Congress 2018.