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Sony launches Xperia Pro for $2,500


Sony has launched the Xperia Pro, which comes at a price of $2,500, in other words, you can buy one or three Galaxy S21s.

Xperia Pro is Sony's first 5G smartphone to be launched in the United States.

Sony is targeting professional users, who hope to use an HDMI portal to convert the phone into an external camera screen and a 5G connection to quickly download footage or live streaming.

Sony says it does not currently plan to launch Xperia Pro in Europe.

Apart from HDMI and 5G inputs in the United States, the Xperia Pro is very similar to last year's Xperia 1 II.

The Snapdragon 865 is powered with a 4,000 mAh battery, and the same 12MP wide camera, close-up camera, and ultra-wide camera, with an 8MP front camera on the back.

The phone comes with 12GB RAM and 512GB of expandable storage space.

Xperia Pro also includes a 6.5-inch HDR OLED display with a 21:9 display ratio, which Sony describes as 4K, but actually has a 4K resolution of 3840×1644pixels.

Xperia 1 II is sold for $1,200, and Xperia Pro is more than twice its price, but Sony says its support for 5G networks and HDMI inputs can be incredibly useful for professional users.

The HDMI port is located at the bottom of the phone where the USB-C port is located in the Xperia 1 II, and the new DEVICE's USB-C port is still at the bottom but has been moved to the left.

Sony says the phone is capable of playing 4K HDR video streaming at 60 fps and should work with any camera with an HDMI output.

In practice, this means that you can connect your phone to HDMI output for the camera, and use its larger screen to get a clearer view of everything that's being filmed.

You can press to enlarge the image displayed across the screen or overlay gridlines to help frame.

Xperia Pro can broadcast footage of its HDMI input directly to YouTube and supports StreamLabs and StreamYard to broadcast to other platforms, such as Twitch and Facebook Live.

The phone is supported by both Sub-6GHz and mmWave, and Sony claims to have a unique four-way antenna range to increase reception.

There is also a built-in network app that displays real-time download and download speeds and can help you find the best position to get the signal.

The camera connection also extends to photo sharing, where a USB wired connection between the Alpha 7S III and Xperia Pro allows for faster image transfer.

Other notable features include a 3.5mm headphone port, a custom shortcut button, IP68 water, and dust resistance, stereo speakers, and Android 10.

Since the thrilling campaign for this phone began early last year, Sony has confirmed that it is a device for professional users, and its price of $2,500 makes this more obvious than ever.