Xperia Pro C: Sony’s Big Camera Plans in a Smaller Package

According to a report from NotebookCheck, Sony’s next-generation Xperia Pro is expected to be released in the fourth quarter of this year, possibly featuring a one-inch main camera.


The article on NotebookCheck cites a post from the @INSIDER SONY, which states that the next-generation Sony Xperia Pro will be named Xperia Pro C. The most significant difference from the previous generation is that the Xperia Pro C will have a smaller body design. This model will feature a 6.0-inch OLED screen with a 2K resolution and support a maximum refresh rate of 120Hz. Additionally, this screen will have an anti-reflective coating, similar to the recent high-end digital devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra and the top-end Apple iPad Pro 2024, both of which include anti-reflective screen designs. In terms of core configuration, this phone’s SoC will use the third-generation Snapdragon 8 mobile platform, offering storage capacity options of 128GB and 256GB. Regarding battery life and charging, the Xperia Pro C will be equipped with a 5000mAh battery, supporting up to 45W PD fast charging.

In terms of imaging configuration, the main camera will use a 50-megapixel sensor (1/1 inch, f/1.8, equivalent to a 20mm full-frame lens, supporting OIS), and the insider suggests that this sensor is likely from OmniVision. Notably, the main camera will support 12-bit RAW and 14-bit DCG RAW formats for shooting. Interestingly, the Xperia Pro C will also be equipped with two 12-megapixel lenses. One of these lenses has an equivalent 20mm full-frame focal length (1/2.9 inch, f/2.0), capable of shooting 4K@60FPS HDR video with support for Sony’s creative filters. The other 12-megapixel lens can shoot 4K@120fps 10-bit 420 S-LOG Gamma curve and HLG format video, and also supports autofocus, Sony’s S-Cinetone, and creative filters.

Currently, there is limited information about the Xperia Pro C, but the insider Sony revealed in the comments section that this model is expected to be released in the fourth quarter of 2024.