Sony has not only introduced its new flagship, Xperia 1 Mark II, but also a model that is completely tailored to videographers, namely the Sony Xperia Pro 5G. It has two features that are especially interesting for filmmakers: an HDMI input, with which it can be used as a monitor for cameras (the color-calibrated display is useful here) and the possibility of streaming or uploading live video data to the net via 5G mmWave with the Xperia Pro.
Sony Xperia Pro as modem/display for the Sony PXW Z450 broadcast camera
Sony has therefore placed special emphasis on ensuring that the Xperia Pro is sufficiently cooled to ensure several hours of continuous video transmission via 5G. Moreover, a special 360° antenna is integrated for a permanently good 5G reception in all directions. 5G (mmWave) is particularly suitable for live streaming video due to its high (upload) speed and low latency.
Price and release date are not yet known, but since the Xperia 1 II will cost 1,199 euro and is supposed to be released in the second quarter, you can expect Xperia Pro to be a bit later - Sony is still working on it - and will be offered at a much higher price due to the additional professional features.
Sony Xperia Pro
Apart from that, it is similar to the also newly introduced Sony Xperia 1 II: it has a 700 nits bright, 6.5" HDR OLED 10-bit (8-bit plus smoothing) display in 21:9 CinemaWide format, which is color-calibrated at the factory and can be adjusted by white balance of 5,500 K and 6,500 K.
Sony Xperia Pro with HDMI
It uses Android 10 and is based on the new Snapdragon 865 SoC from Qualcomm, plus 8 GB RAM, a 4,000 mAh battery and an IP65/68 rating. However, the Xperia Pro has 512 GB memory instead of 256 GB, a dual SIM slot and the back is not made of glass but sturdy metal similar to Sony Alpha cameras. Moreover, the 5G frequency spectrum of the Xperia Pro is extended by 5G mmWave in comparison to the Xperia 1 Mark II (5G Sub-6) for better data reception.
Sony Xperia Pro with Sony PXW Z450 broadcast camera