We reported on Sony's Xperia lineup of mobile phones last year, and Sony teased the Xperia Pro, offering few details about the device. Today, Sony has made the Xperia Pro official with a price tag of $2,498. 

The Xperia Pro shares similar characteristics to the Xperia 1 II, but the "pro" model supports 5G mmWave connectivity, has a micro HDMI input along with a USB-C connection, and default storage of 512GB, which will come in handy when shooting high-resolution video. 

Key Features

  • 6.5” 4K OLED display
  • Snapdragon 865, Android 10
  • Triple camera setup: 16mm, 24mm, and 70mm 
  • ISO, white balance, shutter speed, and RAW output photo settings
  • 20fps burst shooting with 60fps autofocus 
  • 4K HDR, 21:9 ratio, and 24fps movie recording
  • Exposure, white balance, shutter angle, framing guides, and more for video
  • Eight different color presets for video
  • 360° Reality Audio and stereo speakers
  • Supports 5G mmWave and 5G Sub-6
  • First smartphone with HDMI connectivity
  • Livestream via HDMI cable
  • IP65/68 water- and dust-resistance rating

According to Sony, the Xperia PRO integrates technology such as real-time AF on both humans and animals. It also features an interface designed to meet the demands of photographers with a variety of manual controls, the capability to shoot up to 20fps with 60 times per second autofocus/autoexposure calculations, and RAW support.

For video, it offers 4K HDR in 24, 30, 60, and 120fps with a multitude of color presets to choose from. The 6.5-inch 4K HDR OLED display features a 21:9 CinemaWide aspect ratio and supports the BT.2020 color space.

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With a dedicated micro HDMI input, it allows users to connect the device to Sony Alpha cameras or any other HDMI input to be used as a camera monitor. Additionally, the smartphone can be used as a 5G data link to broadcast video in real-time.

On top of that, the Xperia Pro can livestream content connected to the HDMI input to social media platforms like Instagram or YouTube or to an RTMP server. So if you're out in the field shooting with your a7s III, you can easily tether it to the Xperia Pro and livestream the content. Cool. 

Other features of the Xperia Pro include a 360-degree antenna design to cover all four sides of the device, a long-lasting 4,000mAh battery, fast charging, a Gorilla Glass 6 display, and an IP65/68 rating water and dust resistance. 

The Xperia Pro is available now for $2,498.