But its stand-out feature is the display: a 6.5 inch, 3840 x 1644 pixel HDR OLED display with a 21:9 aspect ratio.
Now Sony is launching a new Sony Xperia 1 Professional Edition with a few tweaks designed for photographers, video producers, and gamers. It’s launching exclusively in Japan (for now, at least), where it’s available for 143,000 yen, or about $1315 US.
That’s about $340 more than the price of a standard Sony Xperia 1 in Japan (105,600 yen). So what do you get for the extra money?
- Display that’s been calibrated for the the D65 color temperature based on a Sony Master series reference monitor
- Support for pairing the phone with a camera so you can transfer photos and videos, using your phone for on-the-spot checking and/or backup and tagging
- Support for wired networking when you connect an Ethernet adapter to the USB-C port
- Dual SIM support
And honestly that’s about it. A few default settings are different (the home screen rotates on the Professional Edition, but not on the standard Xperia 1), but for the most part this is pretty much a more expensive version of the same phone.
That said, it’s still probably makes more sense for professional photographers to add this phone to their toolkit than some other photo-centric smartphones we’ve seen in the past few years.
via GSM Arena