Following the recent high-profile launch of the Apple iPhone 13 and Google Pixel 6 series smartphones, Sony also made it’s return to the limelight with the launch of the new Sony Xperia Pro-I flagship that brings decent upgrade over the January-unveiled Sony Xperia Pro.
Just like the Sharp AQUOUS R6 and Leica Leitz Phone 1, the headlining feature of the new Xperia Pro-I lies in it’s 1” imaging sensor for it’s 12MP wide camera – the largest among all smartphones in the global market.
The new sensor offers a large 2.4 micrometer pixel size for superior low-light performance, and has a variable aperture between f/2.0 to f/4.0 to handle different shooting scenarios.
For videography, it’s worth mentioning that the Xperia Pro-I is able to record native 4K video at 120fps and is well-capable of shooting in 12-bit RAW files as well. Likewise, video and image processing will be done by the company’s in-house BIONZ X imaging processors.
It’s wide camera will be accompanied by another pair of 12MP cameras that include a 16mm ultra-wide unit with f/2.2 aperture as well as a 50mm telephoto camera with f/2.4 aperture that offers 2x optical zoom.
Coming to the frontside of the phone, the Sony Xperia Pro-I builds around a 6.5” OLED display that boasts a super sharp 4K screen resolution topped with a buttery-smooth 120Hz refresh rate. Other than that, you also get an 8 megapixels front-facing camera for selfie and video calls.
Under the hood, the Sony Xperia Pro-I is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 888 chipset which will be paired with an ample 12GB RAM and 512GB built-in storage that can still be further expanded via a microSD card.
To keep it’s lights on, the Xperia Pro-I draws power from a respectable 4,500mAh battery with 30W fast-charging support. Besides that, there’s also a side-mounted fingerprint scanner as well as a 3.5mm headphone jack for your wired headphones.
In the European markets, the Sony Xperia Pro-I will be retailing at €1,799 for it’s sole 12GB+512GB model dressed in a Frosted Black colorway.