Sony still makes smartphones, not simply entry-level or mid-range models aimed at a smaller market, as HTC now does. Aside from the high-end Xperia 1 series, which is now in its third version, Sony also unveiled the enigmatic and pricey Xperia PRO, aimed at professional mobile photographers and cinematographers. Despite all odds, it appears that that phone has market-ready for an upgrade, and it might be one of the new things Sony will reveal in just a few hours.
Sony spent over a year after announcing the Xperia PRO at MWC 2020 to officially release it on the market. Although it was a high-end phone in its own right, Sony promoted it in such a manner that it almost felt like it was part of a larger whole, particularly because it could be used as a monitor for a bulkier and more professional camera. When you examine the price tag of $2,499.99, it almost seems like a joke.
Regardless of its real market performance, which we have never heard about, Sony thought it was necessary to create a replacement. Despite being a second-gen device, the leak from Sony Alpha Rumors refers to it as the Xperia PRO-I, not II. It may, however, contain a few features that make it worth a second look.
According to unofficial reports, the camera’s main feature will be a 1-inch EXMOR sensor paired with a 24-mm lens with f/2.0 and f/4.0 apertures. On the phone’s rear, that camera has a unique design that is undeniably eye-catching for its originality. That design isn’t by chance since it appears to work nicely with a handheld gimbal that includes a display screen.
The Xperia PRO-target, I’s market, is hinted at by this equally unusual mix. Sony appears to be attempting to cater to the emerging population of video bloggers or vloggers by including a gimbal that allows the 1-inch camera sensor to be used. Of course, the cost may be an impossible barrier for many of these vloggers, but we’ll learn more when Sony holds their event today, October 25th, at 11 p.m. EDT.