If you are one of the few people who can get excited about the prospect of a new ultra-high-end Sony smartphone, you should know that there is something in the offing to beat the Xperia 1 III when it comes to US availability.
We’re talking about the Sony Xperia Pro, which is essentially a ‘field-ready’ distraction from the ‘mainstream’ Xperia 1 II initially launched in February. While this may sound like this particular imagery has long missed its American train, B&H Photo Video claims that the 5G handset will still be released outside the country … at some point in the not too distant future.
Unfortunately, the retailer is not ready to accept pre-orders or announce exactly when we can expect the unlocked Xperia Pro 5G to be on sale. All you can do right now is sign up for availability notices and hope the device does not end up being insanely expensive.
Given the unlocked Sony Xperia 1 II, it typically fills up to an exorbitant $ 1,200 in a 256 GB storage variant, we do not see how a 512 gig Xperia Pro configuration can cost less than $ 1,300. This is also the best case, mind you, if you think this bad boy is adding HDMI connectivity to the already impressive (at least early 2020 standards) specifications of his non-Pro sibling.
This is an incredibly rare feature for a smartphone, with which you can use the mobile device as a high quality external monitor for your professional digital camera. The Sony Xperia Pro comes naturally with its own solid trio of 12MP rear-end shooters, as well as a truly breathtaking 6.5-inch OLED screen with 4K resolution (3840 x 1644 pixels).
The notable part of the phone’s feature list is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 processor, which is about to become yesterday’s news. The 8 GB RAM count is also not exactly astonishing for a device that costs more than $ 1,000 (possibly, much more), but there is a chance that the Xperia Pro will actually support 5G connectivity in the US, other than the Xperia 1 II.