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Sony Xperia Pro-I is now official with a 1-inch camera sensor

THE Camera for professional imaging.

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Sony released the $2,500 Xperia Pro at the start of 2021. It was a phone designed specifically for video professionals by the firm. Sony has returned with a second professional-grade smartphone aimed at photography aficionados. The Xperia Pro-I is distinguished by a 1-inch sensor taken from Sony’s RX100 VII point-and-shoot camera. That’s a considerably larger sensor than most smartphones have.

To put things in context, the Pixel 6 Pro’s main sensor has a pixel pitch of 1.2m. The main sensor on the Pro-I, on the other hand, has 2.4m-sized pixels, which makes it much better in low light. With eye-detection auto-focus, it can also shoot 12-bit RAW files and native 4K video at 120 frames per second. When it comes to auto-focus, it has 315 points that cover 90% of the frame.

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The Pro-I also has one of Sony’s BIONZ X imaging processors, allowing it to shoot at up to 20 frames per second with auto-focus and auto-exposure. The sensor’s quick readout speed prevents the rolling shutter effect, which Sony claims distinguishes the Pro-I from phones with 1-inch sensors like the Mi 11 Ultra. In addition, unlike the Pro-I, such handsets lack phase-detection autofocus.

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Captured by Sony Xperia Pro-I

A 24mm glass lens complements the 1-inch sensor and can switch between f/2.0 and f/4.0 apertures. To keep the optics as tiny as possible, Sony chose an aspherical design. A 16mm ultrawide camera and a 50mm telephoto camera flank the primary camera. Sony claims it chose that lens configuration after discussing with photographers who said they wanted a system that matched their prime lens collection.

The Xperia Pro-I is essentially a beefed-up Xperia 1 III once you get beyond its camera. The phone is powered by a Snapdragon 888 processor with 12GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage. With the help of a microSD card, you may add up to 1TB of additional storage. A 4,500mAh battery powers everything, according to Sony, allowing you to use the Pro-I for a whole day on a single charge. A 30W power adapter is included in the box, which can charge the phone to 50% in 30 minutes.

The 6.5-inch OLED on the Pro-I is the same as on the Xperia 1 III. It’s a 4K screen with a refresh rate of 120Hz and a 21:9 aspect ratio. On the audio front, the Pro-I features Sony’s LDAC and DSEE technology in addition to a 3.5mm headphone connection.

All of these features come at a significant cost. Sony wants to sell the Xperia Pro-I in the United States for a whopping $1,800. According to Sony, you’re effectively getting a flagship phone and the RX100 VII for less than the cost of purchasing them separately. The Xperia Pro-I, on the other hand, isn’t a direct replacement for the RX100 VII. Sony’s point-and-shoot camera produces photos with a resolution of 20.1 megapixels, utilizing the sensor’s full readout. Because utilizing the entire sensor would demand a far larger lens than would be viable to carry on a smartphone, the Pro-I uses a crop.

The Xperia Pro-I will be available for pre-order on October 28th, with a public release in December.

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Samsung unveils the Galaxy A03 with 48MP dual camera

It’s a perfect smartphone to make your day-to-day more convenient!

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The Samsung Galaxy A03 joins the Galaxy A03s, which debuted in August, and the Galaxy A03 Core, which debuted last week. The Galaxy A03 is the successor of the Galaxy A02, which debuted in January.

The A03 features a 6.5″ HD+ Infinity-V display with a notch for the 5MP selfie camera, as well as a dual-camera system with a 48MP main camera and a 2MP depth sensor on the back, which is an advance over the A02’s 13MP main camera and 2MP macro unit.

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The A03 is powered by an unnamed octa-core processor with two clusters that run at a maximum clock frequency of 1.6GHz. Samsung doesn’t specify which version of Android and One UI the A03 ships with, but it does say the phone comes with three memory options: 3GB/32GB, 4GB/64GB, and 4GB/128GB.

The A03 supports Dolby Atmos, has a 5,000 mAh battery, and is available in Black, Blue, and Red.

The Galaxy A03’s pricing and availability have yet to be announced by Samsung, but we should know more shortly.

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Realme narzo 50i is now available in the Philippines

An affordable smartphone for entry-level gaming aficionados.

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The Realme narzo 50i is being targeted to empower Filipino mobile gaming aficionados, following the successful launch of the narzo 50A earlier this month.

The realme narzo 50i is now available in Black and Mint Green colorways at all realme stores and select partner dealers around the country.

Realme Narzo 50i Specs

The Realme 50i is powered by a Unisoc SC9863A SoC and has 2/4GB RAM and 32/64GB storage. The gadget runs on Android 11 and runs realme UI Go Edition. It has a single 8MP back camera and a 5MP selfie camera on the front. A 5,000mAh cell with micro-USB charging is the star of the battery area.

The narzo 50i’s huge battery is said to last 43 days on standby or 23 hours of continuous video viewing. It also boasts a reverse charge option and an Ultra Saving Mode that, according to realme, can keep the phone on standby for two days even if the battery is only 5% charged.

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Realme narzo 5i Pricing and Availability

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The realme narzo 50i is priced at PHP 6,290 for the 4GB/64GB variant.

In conjunction with their ongoing #realmeWithYou holiday campaign, those who purchase the narzo 50i or any realme device with a minimum spend of PHP 5,000 at any realme flagship store or authorized partner dealer before January 2, 2022, will be entered to win one of the PHP 16,000 worth of realme TechLife prizes, as well as an e-raffle ticket to win an all-new Mitsubishi Mirage G4!

To register and see the complete mechanics, visit this link.

Other markets

The Narzo 50i is available in Mint Green and Carbon Black, with the 2/32GB trim starting at INR 7,499 ($101). When official sales begin on October 7, the 4/64GB variant will cost INR 8,999 ($122).

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Four new Nokia phones are in tow, sports new design

New camera bumps in tow!

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Evleaks, a trusted leaker, has revealed what appear to be official renders of four new Nokia devices that have yet to be announced. The phones are identified by model numbers N151DL, N150DL, N1530DL, and N152DL, which do not correspond to the standard TA-numbering method.

The smartphones, however, do not appear to be the normal Nokia devices that we are used to seeing. Not the N150DL and N152DL, at least. If you ask me, these models appear to have been designed on the request of some carrier, most likely the US one, given Evleaks obtained and disseminated the promotional materials.

Let’s look at the N150DL and N1530DL first. They have their camera bump at the upper left, a rounded rectangle that is visually split into two parts, indicating that they are definitely related devices. These are most likely mid-range gadgets because of the notch. The fingerprint reader on the side suggests an LCD, and there’s a 3.5 mm headphone jack on top. We couldn’t make out the label on the triple camera, unfortunately.

The Nokia N151DL sports a circular camera bump, which is the current design for most of HMD Global’s handsets. Because there is only one camera, no fingerprint reader, and a somewhat chunky bottom bezel, this one is most likely entry-level (opposite another notch).

Finally, the N152DL is very certainly a C-series phone, which means it runs Android Go Edition. Its design is eerily similar to that of the C1 or C01 Plus, which are a few years behind the times.

There’s no news on when these four Nokia phones will be released, but we may expect more specific leaks before then.

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