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Sony teases the Xperia Pro at its flagship phone launch

This is not the Xperia Pro, although it may have similar specs. (Source: Sony)
This is not the Xperia Pro, although it may have similar specs. (Source: Sony)
Sony held a virtual press conference today in order to unveil its latest premium mobile device. However, it also made references to an intriguing device that was not the Xperia 1 II. The Pro is to have the same display and camera quality as this phone, but will also support mmWave 5G and have an HDMI port. However, there are no images or further specs for this product at present.
Deirdre O Donnell,

With its in-house alternatives to typical flagship specs such as a 90-hertz refresh rate and super-high-res camera sensors (which were leaked extensively ahead of its debut) the Xperia 1 II may or may not be of interest to those looking for a Snapdragon 865-powered phone this year. However, Sony may have managed to retain some mystique in its new solutions after all, by bringing up the prospect of the Xperia Pro at its latest press conference.

As this device is still in development, there are no images of it at present. However, Sony asserts that, when it is ready, it will have a display and camera qualities to match those of the new 1 II. They will be joined by an HDMI port, which suggest a slightly less than mobile form-factor. However, the OEM has also indicated that it intends this Pro device to act as a companion for high-end camera equipment, even up to the broadcast grade of the same.

Sony's reasoning makes some sense here: after all, YouTubers often use iPhones or comparable flagships as viewfinders hooked up to their DSLRs. This, then, may be an even more professional solution. The Xperia Pro is also mmWave (and sub-6GHz) 5G-compatible, due to the Japanese electronic giant's 4-way antenna technology.

This feature is intended to help the user retain the integrity of their transmissions to other locations (e.g. a server or cloud). Therefore, it is apparent that Sony sees this as a use-case for the new mobile-data standards in question. To date, the Xperia Pro lacks such things as a launch date or recommended pricing.

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2020-02-24 (Update: 2020-02-24)
Deirdre O'Donnell
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.