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Sony has today officially unveiled its latest smartphone under the Xperia branding called Sony Xperia Pro-I. The device is targeted towards the content creators. The highlight is the camera technology, which is developed with the same advanced imaging technology from Sony’s mirrorless Alpha brand cameras, found in the RX100 VII camera.

Sony Xperia PRO I

Xperia Pro-I Is the first with a 1.0-type sensor with phase detection

The newly announced Sony Xperia Pro-I is touted to be the world’s first smartphone to come with a 1.0-type sensor with phase detection. The device comes packed with a 1.0-type Exmor RS sensor with a 2.4µm pixel pitch for impressive low-light performance.

Sony Xperia PRO I camera

The 1-inch sensor is borrowed from its RX100 VII camera. It supports RAW 12-bit shooting for incredible dynamic range, and dual aperture that goes from f/2.0 to f/4.0 for changing the depth of field. The phone also features a BIONZ X for mobile and a front-end LSI.

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Sony Xperia PRO I camera 1

The smartphone includes three camera lenses, all of which are enhanced with ZEISS T* anti-reflective coating and a 3D iToF sensor. There’s a newly developed 24mm lens that adopts ZEISS Tessar Optics for delivering high-resolution images with less peripheral image distortion and more intense contrast and sharpness.

The 24mm lens is clubbed with two other sensors — a 12-megapixel 16mm f/2.2 ultrawide sensor and another 12-megapixel 50mm f/2.4 2x optical telephoto lens. Further, the 3D iToF sensor calculates the distance between the camera and the subject to ensure fast and accurate autofocus.

Sony Xperia PRO I camera details

The device also features 315 phase-detection AF points that cover almost 90 percent of the frame. There’s also an AF technology that includes features Real-time Eye-AF in humans and animals, Real-time tracking, 20fps AF/AE burst shooting, and anti-distortion shutter for a cleaner capture of fast-moving objects.

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Sony claims the Xperia Pro-I to be the world’s first smartphone allowing users to shoot high-quality video in 4K 120fps and slow-motion video at up to 5x. There’s a monaural microphone next to the main camera for clear speech recording.

There are two physical camera buttons on the device — one is a two-stage shutter key and the other is a circular button that is mapped to launch the Videography Pro app. This app offers advanced controls like white balance, exposure and focus.

Sony Xperia PRO I camera 2

Given that the smartphone is aimed at content creators or vloggers, there’s a special Vlog Monitor which is basically a 3.5-inch 720p monitor accessory that can be attached to the phone’s rear, allowing to film users with the new 1.0-inch type camera sensor.

As for the rest of the specifications, the Xperia Pro-I features a 6.5-inch 4K OLED display with support for a 120Hz refresh rate. Under the hood, the device comes powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset, coupled with up to 12GB of RAM.

With such advanced camera functions, you will need a good amount of storage and Sony isn’t compromising as it is offering 512GB of internal storage. There’s also a microSD card slot allowing you to further expand the storage capacity up to 1TB on the device.

It supports the usual set of connectivity options, with support for 5G and Wi-Fi 6. The device runs the Android operating system and is powered by a 4,500mAh battery with supports for 30W fast charging technology.

Sony Xperia Pro-I Specifications

Network Properties

  • 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G bands:
    • 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 48, 66, 71
    • 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 66
    • 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 66
  • 5G bands:
    • 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 71, 77, 78 SA/NSA/Sub6
    • 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 77, 78 SA/NSA/Sub6
    • 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 28, 38, 40, 41, 77, 78, 79 SA/NSA/Sub6
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G
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Launch

  • Announced: 2021, October 26
  • Status: Coming soon. Exp. release 2021, December

Design

  • Dimensions: 166 x 72 x 8.9 mm (6.54 x 2.83 x 0.35 in)
  • Weight: 221 g (7.80 oz)
  • Build: Glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus), glass back (Gorilla Glass 6), aluminum frame
  • Colors: Frosted Black
  • SIM: Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • IP65/IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
  • Built-in strap-hole

Display

  • Type: OLED, 1B colors, 120Hz, HDR BT.2020
  • Size: 6.5 inches, 98.6 cm2 (~82.5% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 1644 x 3840 pixels, 21:9 ratio (~643 ppi density)
  • Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
  • Runs at 1096 x 2560 pixels except for select use cases

Operating System

  • Android 11

Hardware

  • Chipset: Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G (5 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 680 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 680)
  • GPU: Adreno 660
  • Storage: 512GB 12GB RAM
  • Memory Card slot: microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)
  • UFS 3.X

Cameras

  • Main Camera: Quad
    • 12 MP, f/2.0-4.0, 24mm (wide), 1.0-type, 2.4µm, PDAF, OIS (315 PDAF points, 90% frame coverage)
    • 12 MP, f/2.4, 50mm (telephoto), 1/2.9″, PDAF, 2x optical zoom, OIS
    • 12 MP, f/2.2, 124˚, 16mm (ultrawide), 1/2.55″, Dual Pixel PDAF
    • 3 MP, TOF 3D, (depth)
  • Features: Zeiss optics, Zeiss T* lens coating, LED flash, panorama, 12-bit RAW, HDR, eye tracking
  • Video: 4K@24/25/30/60/120fps HDR, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps; 5-axis gyro-EIS, OIS
  • Selfie Camera: Single – 8 MP, f/2.0, 24mm (wide), 1/4″, 1.12µm
  • Features: HDR
  • Video: 1080p@30fps, 5-axis gyro-EIS

Multimedia

  • Radio: No
  • Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers
  • Audio 3.5mm jack: Yes
  • 24-bit/192kHz audio
  • Dynamic vibration system

Connectivity

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.2, A2DP, aptX HD, LE
  • GPS: Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS
  • NFC: Yes
  • USB: USB Type-C 3.2; USB On-The-Go, DisplayPort
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Features

  • Sensors: Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass, color spectrum
  • Native Sony Alpha camera support

Battery

  • Battery Type and Capacity: Li-Po 4500 mAh, non-removable
  • Charging: Fast charging 30W, 50% in 30 min (advertised)
  • USB Power Delivery

Models: xqbe62-b

Sony Xperia Pro-I Price and Availability

Sony Xperia Pro-I will be available for purchase from December this year, for the price of $1,800 through authorized deals in the United States. It will also be available in the UK, France, Germany, the Netherlands, and the Nordics.

Sony Vlog Monitor

The company will start taking pre-orders from October 28. Apart from the smartphone, the Vlog Monitor and Style Cover in Leather will also be available in December 2021 for around $200 and $90, respectively.

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