Sony Xperia Pro is a 5G-uploading second screen for professional content streamers Sony Xperia Pro

The Sony Xperia Pro is a sort of custom version of the Sony Xperia 1 Mark II built for content creators and videographers who need to shoot and upload media on the go. Essentially, it works as an external monitor for a proper camera that can also livestream data over the phone’s 5G connection.

That means the Sony Xperia Pro can sub in for both portable modems and external monitors, which combined are often as costly or even costlier than the phone’s $2500 (around £1,830 / AU$3,245) pricetag. It’s on sale now (January 26) in a single black color and unlocked at online US retailers (B&H, Amazon, Focus, Adorama and Sony Direct) and is compatible with most carriers. Its 5G use is currently restricted to US carrier Verizon, though that will likely change, and it’s compatible with mmWave and sub-6 5G.