Sony Xperia R1 and Xperia R1 Plus debuts with 5.2-inch screen and compact display

Sony announces two mid-ranger devices, the Xperia R1 and Xperia R1 Plus in India.

Both the Xperia R1 and Xperia R1 Plus features a 5.2-inch compact IPS LCD screen with Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC, paired with Adreno 505 GPU. The difference are the storage and RAM.

The Xperia R1 has 16GB internal storage and 2GB RAM, while the Xperia R1 Plus sports a larger 32GB storage and 3GB RAM. There’s a microSD card slot that supports up to 128GB.

Camera-wise, both the 13-megapixel rear and 8-megapixel front sensors supports predictive auto-focus, except the former is accompanied by an LED flash.

To complete the basic features, it is backed up by a non-removable 2,620 mAh battery, FM Radio, USB Type-C and runs on Android OS v7.1 “Nougat” that is upgradable to Android OS v8.0 “Oreo”.

The Xperia R1 costs at INR 13,990, while the Xperia R1 Plus is priced at a more INR 15,990.

Sony Xperia R1 and Xperia R1 Plus key specs:

Display 5.2-inch IPS LCD display, 1280 x 720 resolution, 282 ppi
CPU 1.5Ghz 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chipset
RAM 2GB – R1
3GB – R1 Plus
GPU Adreno 505
SIM Dual-SIM, Dual standby
Storage 16GB – R1
32GB – R1 Plus
Storage expansion Dedicated microSD card slot up to 128GB
Rear camera 13-megapixel, phase detection auto-focus with LED flash
Front camera 8-megapixel, phase detection auto-focus
Video recording 1080p at 30 fps
Operating system Android 7.1 “Nougat”
Connectivity WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.2
USB Type-C port
FM Radio
GSM, HSPA+, 4G LTE (Category 4)
Dimension 146 x 73.2 x 8.9 mm
Weight 154 grams
Battery 2,620 mAh non-removable battery
Colors Black and Silver
Price INR 13,990 – R1
INR 15,990 – R1 Plus

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