The Sony Xperia 1 Professional Edition has been launched in Japan and the phone comes with an updated display and some other changes. The new phone is a variant of the Sony Xperia 1 phone that was introduced at MWC earlier this year. Sony Xperia 1 Professional Edition comes with support for LAN Ethernet connection via USB Type-C port. Other key features of the Xperia 1 Professional Edition are similar to the Xperia 1, and include a triple rear camera setup, a Snapdragon 855 processor, a 3,330mAh battery, and a 6.5-inch HDR compatible display.
Sony Xperia 1 Professional Edition Price
The Sony Xperia 1 Professional Edition costs JPY 143,000 (approximately Rs 93,400), and is listed in the Single Black Color option for now. The Sony Japan listing suggests that the phone will go on sale from October 25. No word on international availability
Sony Xperia 1 Professional Edition specification, features
By design, the Sony Xperia 1 Professional Edition looks similar to the Sony Xperia 1. The Professional Edition variant has very few additions, most notable for Ethernet connectivity via the USB Type-C port. The cable required for this connectivity does not ship with the phone. In addition, the new version comes with a pre-installed Imaging Edge mobile app that allows users to wirelessly transfer content from Sony cameras to phones. It also has transfer and tagging add-ons that allow users to create tags and voice captions for photos.
The dual-SIM (Nano) Sony Xperia 1 Professional Edition runs on Android 9.0 Pie and features a 6.5-inch 4K HDR (1644×3840 pixels) OLED Cinematched display with 21: 9 aspect ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass Protection. The display panel supports 10-bit tonal gradations and has a wide color space ITU-R BT.2020 and DCI-P3 with illuminant D65. In addition, a master monitor is color reproduction.
The phone is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC, coupled with 6GB of RAM. The Sony Xperia 1 Professional Edition has 128 GB of onboard storage that is expandable via microSD card (up to 512 GB).
For photos and videos, the Sony Xperia 1 Professional Edition has a triple rear camera setup at the rear. The camera setup includes a f / 1.6, 78-degree lens as well as a 12-megapixel primary Exmor RS mobile sensor with OIS photo and hybrid OIS / EIS video stabilization support. In addition, a 12-megapixel secondary sensor is a 12-megapixel tertiary sensor with f / 2.4, 135-degree wide-angle lens and f / 2.4, 45-degree, telephoto lens that provides 2x optical zoom. The setup also has OIS photo and OIS / EIS video stabilization support.
The front has an 8-megapixel sensor for selfie and video chat as well as f / 2.0, 84-degree wide-angle lens. The Sony Xperia 1 Professional Edition packs a 3,300mAh battery that supports Xperia Adaptive Charging and comes with Smart Stamina and Stamina modes. Connectivity options include 4G, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS / A-GPS, NFC and USB Type-C.