Sony announces the mid-range Xperia R1 and Xperia R1 Plus

28 October, 2017, 01:00 | Author: Alicia Barber
  • Sony Xperia R1 Plus Xperia R1 Mid Range Smartphones Launched in India Price Specifications

"Customer interest is exceedingly high in the smartphone category in India, particularly the mid-segment and we would like to leverage this demand with the launch of our mid-segment smartphones, Xperia R1 Plus and R1, exclusively for Indi", said Kenichiro Hibi, Managing Director, Sony India. Sony has added an Exmor sensor in the rear camera module along with hybrid autofocus for better images.

Both R1 and R1 Plus will be available in the market from 10 November through Amazon, Flipkart, Sony centres and other offline retailers across India.

Electronics major Sony India will start local manufacturing of smartphones through contract maker Foxconn, in Sri City, Andhra Pradesh, as part of its Make in India initiatives. The storage can be expanded using a micro SD card.

The Xperia R1 Plus is nearly identical to the Xperia R1 down to the 146 x 73.2 x 8.8mm measurement and 154-gram weight. The volume up-down keys and the power/lock button are all placed on the right-hand edge of the smartphones and a USB Type-C charging port is located on the very bottom edge of the device. Talking about its front camera, the Xperia R1 includes an 8-megapixel camera with 76-degree wide-angle lens for capturing selfies and making video calls. Unfortunately, unlike some of Sony's more expensive devices, there aren't any front-facing speakers to be seen here. The battery on both is a 2620mAh battery. These come powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 Octa-Core SoC coupled with 2GB or 3GB of RAM, depending upon which model you buy. The display is also protected by a scratch resistance 2.5D curved glass.

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These phones offer 13 megapixels rear camera with LED flash, Exmor Sensor, and Predictive Hybrid Focus.

It's backed by a 2600 mAh battery and runs on Android 7.0 Nougat.

The devices measure 146 × 73.2 × 8.89 mm and weighs 154 grams.

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