Sony India launched two new smartphones in India today, the Xperia R1 and the Xperia R1 Plus. Both of these smartphones are targetted at the mid-range price segment as per the company. The USP of the smartphones is that the devices support fast upload and browsing via uplink data compression (UDC). Both these smartphones have been launched globally in India first. The company has promised that the smartphones are Android 8.0 Oreo upgrade ready.
The smartphones will go on sale in India on November 10. Additionally, the company has started taking pre-registrations for both the devices starting today, and the company says that the pre-registered users will be entitled to a special offer when they purchase the device.
Both the devices have similar specifications with an exception for RAM and internal storage. The Xperia R1 comes 2GB of RAM along with 16GB of storage and the Xperia R1 Plus comes with 3GB of RAM along with 32GB of RAM.
As for the rest of the specifications, the smartphones sport a 5.2-inch 720p HD display. They are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chipset. These smartphones run on Google’s Android Nougat out-of-the-box and the company has promised Android Oreo update soon. As for the camera, they feature a 13-megapixel primary camera with LED flash. On the front, we get to see an 8-megapixel selfie camera. Both these smartphones are backed by a 2,620mAh non-removable battery.
The Sony Xperia R1 is priced at Rs. 12,990 and the Xperia R1 Plus is priced at Rs. 14,990. Both the smartphones will be available in offline and online markets. The smartphones will be available in Black and Silver colour variants.