The new Sony Xperia Pro-I is not the first phone in the world to carry a 1-inch sensor but it’s certainly the most exciting one for many other reasons. This camera has been entrusted with plenty of technologies aimed at videographers and professional shooters.
The 12MP 1-inch sensor onboard the Sony Xperia Pro-I comes from the Sony Alpha RX100 VII point-and-shoot camera. It has a 2.4µm pixel size, allowing it to capture significantly more light than other smartphone sensors. Moreover, it has 315 phase-detection autofocus points that cover 90 percent of the frame.
Processing is handled by Sony’s BIONZ X imaging processor, enabling the phone to shoot at 20fps with AE and AF. Accompanying the large sensor of this Sony phone is a 24mm lens that can switch between f/2.0 and f/4.0 apertures.
The other cameras on the back of the Xperia Pro-I include a 12MP shooter with an f/2.4 50mm telephoto lens, a 12MP camera with an f/2.2 16mm ultra-wide lens, and a TOF 3D sensor. The main camera is capable of delivering 12-bit RAW images and native 4K videos at 120fps.
Other than this, things are pretty flagship on this new Sony phone. It runs the Snapdragon 888 processor that’s complemented by 12GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. Moreover, a microSD card slot supporting an additional 1TB of space can also be introduced.
The battery of the Xperia Pro-I is a 4500mAh unit that can charge at 30W. A 6.5-inch OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and 4K resolution finds its way onto the phone. It has opted for an 8MP front camera.
The Sony Xperia Pro-I has been priced at $1,800 and will be released this December. Pre-orders are live now.