Xperia PRO gets an unexpected European launch

Sony launched the Xperia PRO – a HDMI equipped souped-up version of last year’s Xperia 1 II (Mark 2) – in the United States and Japan earlier in the year. The phone is aimed at creative professionals such as videographers and photographers, hence the price point of $2,499 in the US.

There was no indication that we would see the Xperia PRO launch in other territories, however Sony has now announced the smartphone will be launched in selected European countries. The Xperia PRO will exclusively be heading to the UK, Germany and the Nordic regions.

Pre-orders have opened today (6 May) with the phone shipping from 10 May. Pricing is just as high as seen in other regions, with the phone set to cost £2,299 in the UK and €2,499 in Europe (a full list of prices in Scandinavian countries can be seen below).

In the UK, the Xperia PRO will be exclusively sold through Wex Photo Video – one of the largest photography specialist retailers in the UK. A pre-order promotion includes some additional kit if the phone is pre-ordered before 13 May. This includes a Sony ECM-W2BT Wireless Bluetooth Microphone worth over £200, a Manfrotto MH492LCD-BH Micro Ball Head and Manfrotto PIXI Universal Clamp. So some worthwhile goodies there if you were planning to buy the phone anyway.

The Xperia PRO has a number of key differences over the Xperia 1 II including an HDMI micro connector (Type D) to allow direct camera connectivity, support for 5G mmWave, a dedicated shortcut key to quick launch apps of your choice and a 360-degree antenna design for optimal signal strength. The other specs are pretty much the same as the Xperia 1 II.

Xperia PRO pricing in Europe

UK: £2,299
Germany: €2,499
Sweden: SEK 24,990
Denmark: 18,990 kr
Norway: 24,990 kroner
Finland: €2,499

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