Successor of the Sony Xperia Pro-I could be a compact flagship with 6.0″ display and 1″ sensor


Sony launched the Xperia 1 VI and Xperia 10 VI just a couple of days ago. Now according to tipster @INSIDERSONY on X, a successor to the Xperia Pro-I is under development, which is speculated to be called the Xperia Pro C. According to the leak, the successor will be a compact device, much smaller than Sony’s existing top-of-the-line phones.

Xperia Pro C’s rumored specifications

The phone will reportedly offer a 6.0″ 2K OLED panel that supports 120Hz refresh rate and more importantly, an anti-reflective coating. For context, this year’s Galaxy S24 Ultra comes with the Gorilla Glass Armor which boasts an anti-reflective coating and it indeed makes a difference in visibility in outdoor conditions.

While Sony no longer tries to compete in the mainstream smartphone market, if the rumor is true, the Xperia Pro C could capture the attention of at least some of the non-camera enthusiasts who prefer compact phones. Most of the smallest flagships from 2023 and 2024 are over 6 inches. The iPhone 15 is one of the closest with 6.1″ display. The base Pixel 8 and Galaxy S24 offer 6.2″ displays, the Xiaomi 14 (review) has a 6.36″ display, and the OnePlus 12 (review) features a 6.8″ display.

Moving on to performance, the successor to the Xperia Pro-I will run on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, not the upcoming Snapdragon 8 Gen 4. The base model could be paired with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage. The phone will be powered by a 5000mAh battery and will support 45W PD fast charging.

Camera specifications (rumored):

The main camera could use a 50MP 1″ type sensor (could be from OmniVision) and offer a field of view equivalent to 20mm, an aperture of f/1.8 and OIS support. With this, the phone could support 12-bit RAW and 14-bit DCG RAW.

It will be accompanied by two other 12MP cameras – one with support for 4K 120 FPS 10 Bit 420 S – LOG gamma curve and HLG. It will also offer JPG/60 FPS RAW, with AE/AF and support for Sony S-Cine-tone and creative look. The last one will be a 1/2.9″, 20mm, F 2.0 module with support for 4K 60 FPS HDR and Sony Creative look.



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