Sony announces mid-range Xperia R1 and Xperia R1 Plus


Sony has announced two new mid-ranger smartphones in the market with Xperia R1 and Xperia R1 Plus. Surprisingly, Sony’s new smartphones will take start their shipments beginning from India. Both the new devices focus on mid-range segment which are specially designed for the common people of the globe who are looking for an ideal mid-range smartphone running on an Android OS. 

These newly announce Sony Xperia R1 and Xperia R1 Plus smartphone carry basic mid-range features with which one can easily get all types of tasks done. If you are curious to know about these new smartphones, then here we have listed down all the features and specifications of these new smartphones here. Let’s get on to the specifications and features of these new smartphones.

Sony Xperia R1

The new Sony Xperia R1 is a cheaper version of the Xperia R1 series. The phone sports a 5.2 Inch display with 720 pixels of screen resolution. The Xperia R1 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor with 2GB RAM.

Furthermore, it has 16 GB of Internal Storage memory which comes as builtin memory on the phone. You can expand this memory by using a microSD card on the device. It has 2,620 mAh battery capacity. The device has 13 Megapixel of Primary camera at the back panel and 8 Megapixel of secondary camera at the front panel. You can capture quality photos with these cameras. The front facing camera allows you to capture good selfies and you can make HD video calls through the camera.

The Xperia R1 runs on Android Nougat Operating System and would soon get an update of Android 8.0 Oreo OS in future. On the connectivity side, it has USB type-C port with almost all the other useful connectivity options. It offers dual SIM card compatibility to run multiple SIM cards at the same time.

Sony Xperia R1 Plus

On the other side, Sony Xperia R1 Plus is a bigger sibling of the Xperia R1 series. The phone features almost the same features like the original Xperia R1 Plus. There are only a couple of things changed in this bigger variant of the Sony Xperia R1 Plus.

The Sony Xperia R1 Plus smartphone features same display, processor, cameras and everything. The only differences between these two devices are the memory storage and RAM. The Xperia R1 Plus features 3GB RAM and 32GB of Internal Storage option with an expansion option to expand the memory storage of the phone by using a microSD card.

The Xperia R1 Plus is also running on an Android Nougat Operating System. The phone would get an update of Android Oreo in future, however there is no any specific date announced by the official regarding this update yet.

Pricing and Availability of Sony Xperia R1 and Sony Xperia R1 Plus : 

Since both the smartphones are announced in the mid-range category of smartphones, the Sony Xperia R1 is priced at $215 while the Sony Xperia R1 Plus is priced at $245. The devices would be available in two different color options, silver and black.

Sony Xperia R1 and Sony Xperia R1 Plus would be available to purchase from Amazon and Flipkart in India and will start shipping them from November 10th.

Sadly, there is no any information on the availability of this phone in other regions of the world. There is no any declaration made by the officials regarding these smartphones availability in other nations, however we could expect these new, Sony Xperia R1 and Xperia R1 Plus smartphones to launch in other nations before the end of this current year.