Sony Xperia R1 with 2GB RAM & 13MP camera launched in India

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

Sony Xperia R1

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.

Camera

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.

Software

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

General

Device BrandSony
ModelXperia R1
AnnouncedOctober 2017
ReleasedNovember 10th, 2017
StatusComing

Network

2G NetworkGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G NetworkUMTS / HSPA+
4G NetworkLTE Cat4
SIM TypeNano SIM.
SIM CountDual SIM

Data

2GGPRS Up to 32 to 48 kbps; EDGE up to 236.8 kbps
3GUp to 42.2 Mbps (HSDPA), 5.76 Mbps;(HSUPA)
4GUp to 150/50 Mbps
SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
Web BrowserYes, HTML5

Design

TypeSmartphone
Dimensions146*73.2*8.89mm
Weight154g
BuildMetal Design with back cover.
ColorsBlack, Silver

Display

Display TypeHD 2.5D Curved Glass Display
Size5.2 inches(13.2 cm)
ResolutionHD (720 * 1280) pixels
Colors16M colors
Pixel Density282ppi
Touch ScreenYes
Protectionn/a
FeaturesMulti-touch
Secondary DisplayNo

Camera

13MP camera
Predictive Hybrid Autofocus, Exmor Sony sensor
1080p HD Video
Continuous shooting, Face detection, Beauty Mode, Clear zoom(8X), Countdown Timer, 12 Capturing Modes
  • Rear camera: Yes
  • Front camera: No
8MP
AutoFocus, Continuous shooting, Face detection, Beauty Mode, Clear zoom(8X), Countdown Timer, 12 Capturing Modes

Software

Android OS, v7.1 (Nougat), Upgradable To Android 8.0 (Oreo)
n/a
No
SkypeYes
WhatsappYes
FacebookYes
YoutubeYes

Hardware

Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
Number of Processor CoresOcta-Core(4*1.2 GHz Cortex A53 + 4*1.5 GHz Cortex A53)
CPU Speed1.5GHz
GPUAdreno 505
2GB
Internal Storage16GB internal memory
expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD
Accelerometer, Proximity

Connectivity

Bluetooth 4.2
InfraredNo
Wi-FiWiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-fi HotspotYes
USB TypeType-C 1.0 reversible connector
USB On-the Go (OTG)No
GPSYes, A-GPS, GLONASS
NFCNo
No

Battery

Battery TypeLi-Ion
Capacity2620mAh
PlacementNon-Removable
Standby
Talk Time

Messaging

SMSYes (threaded view)
MMSYes
EmailYes, IMAP4, POP3, SMTP
IMYes

Media

Yes, WMA, MP3, WAV
Yes, WMV, MP4
n/a
Yes
Vibration, Ringtones
MP3, WAV
Yes
Yes, 3.5mm Jack

Other Features

MP4/H.264 player
MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
Photo/video editor
Document viewer

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.

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