Sony wants to revolutionize live streaming and broadcast with the Xperia Pro, a $ 2,500 smartphone with a dedicated HDMI input and advanced mmWave 5G hardware. While the Xperia Pro is well beyond the average person̵
On paper, the Xperia Pro isn’t all that different from an Xperia 1 ii. For example, it uses the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor, 6.5-inch 4K HDR display, and 12 GB of RAM, and has a ZEISS tri-camera array that’s comparable to Sony’s Xperia 1 ii.
But the Xperia Pro is really a different kind of smartphone. By connecting a video camera to the Xperia Pro’s HDMI input, you can use the phone as an external video monitor – a major upgrade from the small, low-resolution display found on most DSLRs. Sony has also equipped the Xperia Pro with a 360-degree mmWave 5G antenna, which guarantees a more reliable connection than any other 5G handset.
There’s no denying that the Xperia Pro could streamline some video projects. Not only can it stream or upload videos directly from your camera to the internet, but it uses mmWave 5G for wireless upload speeds comparable to what you get with an Ethernet connection. But mmWave 5G is a rarity in the US, even in major cities. Until mmWave 5G is available nationwide, it’s hard to really estimate the value of the Xperia Pro.
While Sony has yet to prove the Xperia Pro’s usability, the company has published a nice YouTube video (above) outlining the phone’s features. The company also claims to have used a prototype for the phone to stream the Berlin Marathon in 2019.
News: Sony via Engadget