Do you remember the Xperia Pro? For almost a year, Sony hasn’t. However, it looks like it’s finally ready to launch this elusive smartphone, which was announced with the Xperia 1 II last February. The Xperia 1 II was launched a few months later, but there are no traces of the Xperia Pro yet.
However, this is about to change because the Sony server has started hosting the Xperia Pro firmware files. This is a sure sign that real market availability is not too far away. Xperia Pro will only be available in the United States. This makes sense given its support for millimeter-wave 5G, but it’s still just a big deal in the market.
Other than that, it has a dedicated shortcut key to launch your favorite app, a 360-degree antenna design, an included HDMI microconnector, and another more rugged body and back finish-this is the same as the Xperia 1 II. Given that 1 III will be announced soon, the timing of the release will be quite strange. Pro incorporates last year’s technology.
Anyway, the firmware that pops up on Sony’s servers is based on Android 10 and has a security patch level for September 2020, both of which are very disappointing to be very expensive devices.