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Sony Xperia Pro has finally been launched as the company's latest flagship that can double as a monitor for your existing camera or camcorder. The smartphone comes with a micro-HDMI connector to let you connect your camera or camcorder to get live feed on the phone's high-quality 4K OLED display.Sony Xperia Pro also provides users with the option to transfer their footage from a camera to an FTP server using its inbuilt 5G connectivity. Sony Xperia Pro was originally announced as a 5G phone last year.
Sony Xperia Pro price has been set at $2,499.99 (roughly Rs. 1,82,500). The phone is currently available for purchase in the US through Amazon, B&H Photo Video, and the Sony online store. Details about the global debut of the Xperia Pro are yet to be revealed.
There aren't many differences between Sony Xperia 1 II and Sony Xperia Pro. The latter is, however, targeted at professional photographers who already own a Sony Alpha camera or camcorder.
Sony Xperia Pro runs on Android 10. It features a 6.5-inch 4K HDR (1,644x3,840 pixels) OLED display with 21:9 aspect ratio. The display offers 100 percent coverage of DCI-P3 100 colour gamut and a dedicated Creator mode powered by CineAltra. It comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection. The phone is powered by last year's Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC, along with 12GB of RAM and 512GB of UFS storage. This comes as an upgrade over Sony Xperia 1 II that had 8GB of RAM and 256GB of onboard storage. The inbuilt storage on both phones supports expansion through a microSD card (up to 1TB).
For photography, Sony Xperia Pro houses a triple rear camera setup that houses a 12-megapixel primary Exmor RS for mobile sensor with an f/1.7 lens. There are also two additional 12-megapixel sensors with an f/2.4 lens and an f/2.2 lens with an 124-degree field-of-view (FoV). For selfies and video chats, Sony Xperia Pro comes with a 8-megapixel shooter at the front, with an f/2.0 lens.
Sony Xperia Pro has a list of connectivity options that include 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, USB Type-C, micro-HDMI, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The phone also comes with Dolby Atmos audio technology that powers front-facing speakers. It packs a 4,000mAh battery that supports Xperia Adaptive Charging and USB Power Delivery (PD) fast charging. The phone measures 170.18x76.2x10.16mm and weighs 225 grams.
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