The Sony Xperia PRO-I has specifications that justify its extremely high price

The Sony Xperia PRO-I Specifications, Price, Release Date

Despite making camera sensors for almost all major smartphones, Sony Xperia phones have always lagged a bit in the camera segment, especially in the last couple of years. They also failed to attract customers, despite the impressive specifications. The company took a different approach to smartphones with its $ 2,500 Xperia PRO earlier this year, advertising it as an accessory for photographers and videographers. Nine months later, Sony trying again, though something different with Sony Xperia PRO-I, which has a massive 1-inch camera sensor and a f2-f / 4 variable aperture lens in an attractive package.

Sony Xperia PRO-I Specs

While the Xperia PRO-I isn’t the first smartphone to launch with a 1-inch camera sensor or a variable aperture lens, it’s the first to have both. Sony uses a customized version of the 1-inch RX100 VII sensor that can take 12MP photos with a 2.4µ pixel pitch. The thin Zeiss glass lens is located in front of the camera and provides high optical performance. The phone combines autofocus with phase detection with real-time eye autofocus. It also offers continuous high-speed shooting with AF / AE tracking at 20 fps.

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For selfies, there is an 8MP f / 2.0 camera on the front. The video recording capabilities of the Xperia PRO-I are equally impressive, as it can record 4K videos at 120 fps!

Sony Xperia PRO-I smartphone front and back view
Sony Xperia PRO-I phone (source: Sony)

In addition to the 1-inch 12 MP sensor, the Xperia PRO-I features an ultra-wide 16mm f / 2.2 sensor of 12 MP and a 2x 50mm f / 2.4 12 MP telephoto sensor. For the best possible camera experience, the Xperia PRO-I also has a two-step shutter button. This is accompanied by a circular shortcut button that opens the Videography Pro app that allows you to control white balance, exposure and focus.

The other specifications of the Xperia PRO-I are also impressive. It features a 6.5-inch 4K HDR OLED screen with a refresh rate of 120Hz and a touch sampling rate of 240Hz. Inside the phone is a Snapdragon 888 chip, along with 12GB of RAM and 512GB of UFS 3.1 memory, which can be further expanded with a microSD card. The 4,500 mAh battery powers the phone with 30W fast charging support. Sony has even managed to fit a 3.5mm audio jack, stereo speakers and support for Dolby Atmos here. All this is packed in an IP68 certified body 8.9 mm thick which weighs 211 g.

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Sony will also sell a Vlog monitor accessory for the Xperia PRO-I that features a 3.5-inch 720p monitor that attaches to the back of the phone and allows you to capture yourself using a 1-inch camera.

Sony Xperia PRO-I smartphone  back view
Sony Xperia PRO-I Camera (source: Sony)

Xperia PRO-I Key Specifications

  • Display 6.50-inch (3,840×1,644)
  • Front Camera 8MP
  • Rear Camera 12MP + 12MP + 12MP
  • RAM 12GB
  • Storage 512GB + expandable microSD
  • Battery Capacity 4,500 mAh Fast charging 30W, 50% in 30 min 
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G
  • Dimensions 166 x 72 x 8.9 mm (6.54 x 2.83 x 0.35 in)
  • OS Android 11

Sony Xperia PRO-I Price

In the US, Sony plans to sell the Xperia Pro-I for the price of $1,799.99.

Sony Xperia PRO-I Release Date

The Sony Xperia Pro-I smartphone will be available to purchase in December 2021 and pre-order on October 28th.
The Sony Xperia PRO-I has specifications that justify its extremely high price
Sony Xperia PRO-I (source Sony)
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