After launching Xperia XZ1, Xperia XA1 Plus & XZ1 Compact at IFA 2017 on August 31st at Berlin, Sony Mobiles has unveiled two new smartphones in the Xperia R series on Friday. The Xperia XZ1 infact was the first Android Oreo smartphone announced. Dubbed as Xperia R1 and Xperia R1 Plus, these devices will carry forward the Japanese smartphone brand segment in the global market. These devices are designed for Indian lifestyle and will be exclusive to this part of the world only.
Going through the Sony Xperia R1 Specifications, it has 5.2 inch TFT LCD display with 1280 x 720 pixels HD resolution. Under the hood, it’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 Mobile Platform coupled with 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB inbuilt storage. The storage can be expanded using a micro SD card.
Coming to the optics, the Xperia R1 camera is with 13 mega pixel image sensor on the back, made by Sony itself. It comes with proprietary Predictive Hybrid Autofocus, which helps taking moving photos without any blur/motion as it uses motion prediction and object tracking. The same focus system is also found on the front facing camera which is used for selfie and it’s with 8 mega pixel image sensor.
It’s backed by a 2600 mAh battery and runs on Android 7.0 Nougat. It includes other features such as USB Type-C, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi tether, dual SIM support and FM Radio.
There is nothing much to talk about the Xperia R1 Plus as it’s just an upgrade model of Xperia R1 with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB inbuilt storage.
Both Xperia R1 and R1 Plus will get the Android Oreo update early next year. You can checkout the list of Android Oreo qualifying devices.
The Xperia R1 is priced at Rs 13,990 and the R1 Plus cost Rs 2000 more. Both devices are available in Silver and Black color.