We knew this was coming, but we weren’t prepared for the price!
Sony has finally released its Xperia Pro spin-off on the Xperia 1 II smartphone, which it announced in February 2020. It’s an American exclusive that’s mostly available through Verizon Wireless with a whopping price tag of $ 2,500.
Sony waited for the announcement of its new full-frame alpha 1 camera to make the Xperia Pro available in the US market.
The Xperia Pro is a more rugged version of the Xperia 1 II with four 5G (mmWave) antennas and a micro-HDMI connector. It allows you to use it as an external monitor for your Sony Alpha camera which can connect to an FTP server and instantly upload photos and videos in the field, using the speed of mmWave.
Of course, the phone mirrors the camera screen as well and can be used as a better external monitor. A professional photographer demonstrated how it can be used to show his model what the photo looks like, as he works on it from the camera – neat.
Otherwise, the Xperia Pro is a more durable version of the Xperia 1 II. It has a one-of-a-kind 6.5-inch 4K HDR OLED display, Snapdragon 865 chipset, 12MP triple camera that offers phase-detection autofocus on all sensors with plug Support autofocus for human and animal eyes and 20fps shooting with AF (autofocus) and AE (automatic exposure).
The Sony Xperia Pro with 5G will be sold through Verizon starting today, priced at $ 2,500. There will also be unlocked 4G models with undisclosed pricing.