Sony’s place in the smartphone market is slowly diminishing as the company’s releases have been sporadic. However, it seems that Sony could be changing their direction where instead of focusing more on the average consumer, they might be hoping that their products could appeal to creative professionals.
So much so that the company has since announced the Sony Xperia PRO. This is the latest smartphone from Sony that comes in at a whopping price tag of $2,500. It is crazy expensive for a smartphone, especially one that doesn’t have a foldable display, but like we said, it seems that Sony is hoping that this is a smartphone that creatives might be interested in.
— Sony Xperia US (@SonyXperiaUS) January 26, 2021
This is namely thanks to the inclusion of a micro HDMI connector on the phone which allows photographers or videographers to link it up to their cameras, like the recently-announced Sony Alpha 1. It also features four mmWave antennas built into the frame of the phone that will help boost connectivity and reception, and in turn allow users to use it as a device that can stream content directly online, upload to the cloud, or onto social media.
As for the specs of the phone itself, it is actually based on the Sony Xperia 1 II that was launched in February 2020, which means that it uses “older” hardware like the Snapdragon 865. It’s a bit of an odd device given that we’re in 2021 and we expect phones of that price range to pack the Snapdragon 888. In any case, it will be interesting to see who might be picking up the device.