Sony Mobile just recently announced a mid-range smartphone, the Sony Xperia R1 in India. The smartphone was announced alongside the Xperia R1 Plus, with both featuring similar specifications.
Sony Xperia R1 Specifications, Review and Highlights
Display & Design
The Sony Xperia R1 sports a 13.2cm-sized 2.5D curved glass display with HD(720*1280 pixels) resolution. The smartphone comes with a metal design in Black and Silver colours and measures 8.89mm in thickness and 154g in weight. Its silk design sees it feature its main camera at the top left corner just above the LED Flash.
Storage & Processor
The smartphone will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 Mobile platform with Adreno 505 GPU handling graphics, meaning a hassle-free, lag-free exploration of applications. It comes with 2GB of RAM plus 16GB of internal memory which is expandable up to 128GB using a microSD.
The Xperia R1 features a 13MP rear predictive Autofocus camera with LED Flash as well as a 8MP wide-angle Selfie camera for a wider field of view on your selfies with friends and family. Both cameras offer 12 different capturing modes for crisp, smooth image experience.
Battery & Connectivity
The Xperia R1 comes with a built-in 2620mAh battery. Connectivity options include; Bluetooth 4.2, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, FM Radio.
The device will run Android 7.1 Nougat operating system out of the box but is upgradable to the new Android 8.0 Oreo OS.
Sony Xperia R1 Full Phone Specifications
|Released||November 10th, 2017|
|2G Network||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz|
|3G Network||UMTS / HSPA+|
|4G Network||LTE Cat4|
|SIM Type||Nano SIM.|
|SIM Count||Dual SIM|
|2G||GPRS Up to 32 to 48 kbps; EDGE up to 236.8 kbps|
|3G||Up to 42.2 Mbps (HSDPA), 5.76 Mbps;(HSUPA)|
|4G||Up to 150/50 Mbps|
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps|
|Web Browser||Yes, HTML5|
|Build||Metal Design with back cover.|
|Display Type||HD 2.5D Curved Glass Display|
|Size||5.2 inches(13.2 cm)|
|Resolution||HD (720 * 1280) pixels|
|Predictive Hybrid Autofocus, Exmor Sony sensor|
|1080p HD Video|
|Continuous shooting, Face detection, Beauty Mode, Clear zoom(8X), Countdown Timer, 12 Capturing Modes|
|AutoFocus, Continuous shooting, Face detection, Beauty Mode, Clear zoom(8X), Countdown Timer, 12 Capturing Modes|
|Android OS, v7.1 (Nougat), Upgradable To Android 8.0 (Oreo)|
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 430|
|Number of Processor Cores||Octa-Core(4*1.2 GHz Cortex A53 + 4*1.5 GHz Cortex A53)|
|Internal Storage||16GB internal memory|
|expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD|
|Wi-Fi||WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct|
|USB Type||Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
|USB On-the Go (OTG)||No|
|GPS||Yes, A-GPS, GLONASS|
|SMS||Yes (threaded view)|
|Yes, IMAP4, POP3, SMTP|
|Yes, WMA, MP3, WAV|
|Yes, WMV, MP4|
|Yes, 3.5mm Jack|
Availability and Price of Sony Xperia R1
The Sony Xperia R1 will cost Rs.12990 upon its release in India on November 10th. The smartphone comes in Black and Silver colours.