Sony Xperia Pro-I specs, now official
Sony Electronics Inc. (Sony) has officially unveiled its new photography and videography-centric Xperia Pro smartphone, the Sony Xperia Pro-I.
The Xperia Pro-I sports a 6.5-inch HDR OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G chipset, 12GB of RAM, 512GB of storage, and a 4,500mAh battery with 30W fast charging.
According to Sony, the Xperia Pro-I is developed with the same advanced imaging technology from their award-winning mirrorless Alpha brand cameras, and it is dubbed as the first smartphone with a 1.0-type Exmor RS image sensor with phase detection autofocus.
Sony’s newest smartphone includes a 1.0-type Exmor RS sensor with a 2.4-micrometer pixel pitch, RAW 12-bit shooting, and dual aperture (F2.0/F4.0).
In addition to a 1.0-type sensor, the Xperia Pro-I features a BIONZ X for mobile and a front-end LSI. Sony mentioned that this advanced processor allows the device to deliver unprecedented speed and improved image quality in a wide range of scenes, a highly-regarded feature in Sony’s Alpha cameras.
The smartphone also includes three lenses with ZEISS T* anti-reflective coating and a 3D iToF sensor. The newly developed 24mm lens adopts ZEISS Tessar Optics and delivers high-resolution images with less peripheral image distortion and more intense contrast and sharpness. The Xperia PRO-I’s 24mm lens is complemented by two further lens options, 16mm and 50mm.
Moreover, the Xperia Pro-I features 315 phase-detection AF points that cover 90% of the frame, as well as industry-leading AF technology, including Real-time Eye-AF in humans and animals, Real-time tracking, 20fps AF/AE burst shooting, and anti-distortion shutter for capturing fast-moving objects.
For videos, the Xperia Pro-I can shoot 4K video at up to 120fps for 5x slow motion. This smartphone also includes a dedicated shutter button that features the same shutter switch module as Sony’s RX100 series cameras and requires similar button strokes to operate AF and shutter release.
Meanwhile, Sony has also unveiled the new Vlog Monitor, a new accessory to pair with the Xperia Pro-I, with an aspect ratio of 16:9 on a 3.5-inch LCD (1280 x 720) screen and a metal holder. This new accessory also features a detachable magnetic design.
The Sony Xperia Pro-I is priced at USD 1,799.99, and it will go on sale starting December. It will be sold at a variety of Sony’s authorized dealers throughout the United States. On the other hand, the new Vlog Monitor and Style Cover in Leather will also be available in December 2021 for approximately USD 200 and USD 90, respectively. Pre-orders for these new models will begin on October 28, 2021.
Sony Xperia Pro-I specs:
6.5-inch 4K (3840 x 1644) HDR OLED
120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling rate
Corning Gorilla Glass Victus (front)
Corning Gorilla Glass 6 (rear)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G
Expandable up to 1TB via microSD
Triple rear cameras:
• 12MP F2.0/F4.0 24mm (main)
• 12MP F2.2 16mm (ultrawide)
• 12MP F2.4 50mm (telephoto)
8MP front camera
5G, 4G LTE
A-GPS, A-GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS
3.5mm audio jack
Qualcomm aptX HD audio
4,500mAh battery w/ 30W fast charging
166 x 72 x 8.9mm