Sony Xperia Pro-I Packs 1-Inch Sensor, Costs $1800

Sony Xperia Pro-I

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.

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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.

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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.

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