The $2500 Sony Xperia PRO was designed for broadcasters and film creators

It’s the world’s first smartphone with an HDMI input port

Sony Xperia PRO
Sony Xperia PRO

The Sony Xperia PRO 5G is actually the first smartphone in the world to house a dedicated HDMI input. Users can connect compatible Sony Alpha cameras or other compatible cameras to the Xperia PRO and use it as either an external monitor or to directly stream to social media sites.

Sony Xperia PRO 5G
Sony Xperia PRO 5G

Combining this feature with the ultra-fast speeds of 5G, Xperia PRO users can achieve fast, seamless, and professional-looking streams without needing more than just a phone and camera. Users will also be able to transfer files by using a USB cable and the files can be automatically transferred to an FTP server.

As for use with an external monitor, the Xperia PRO houses a 6.5-inch 4K OLED screen which makes it an ideal way to view videos and images. Additionally, the external monitor feature also offers a couple of extra features including a screen lock function, brightness adjustment, zoom capabilities, adjustable grid lines, and more.

Sony Xperia PRO 5G
Sony Xperia PRO 5G

5G speeds are delivered via the 360-degree antenna that covers all four sides of the device. This allows it to capture high-band frequency 5G mmWave signals for consistent high speeds no matter how the user holds the phone.

Sony says that on its own, the Xperia PRO is a very capable imaging device for content creation. It carries three 12-megapixel cameras, two of which have an Exmore RS sensor. The cameras boast of Zeiss-quality lenses specifically tuned or the Xperia PRO. Around the front is a single 8-megapixel camera capable of HDR photos, SteadyShot, and more.

Sony Xperia PRO 5G
Sony Xperia PRO 5G

Video features offered include 4K HDR video recording up to 120fps, intelligent wind filter, slow motion, and more. The screen offers a 21:9 CinemaWide aspect ratio for truly cinematic looking shots.

Internally, the Sony Xperia Pro is powered by the Snapdragon 865 5G processor equipped with 12GB of RAM and 512GB of UFS storage with support for expansion up to 1TB via a microSD card. Additional features include a 4,000mAh battery with fast charging, IP65/68 water, and dust resistance, and Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection for the front display.

The Sony Xperia Pro retails for $2499.