Sony has today announced the launch of two new smartphones exclusively for the Indian market known as Xperia R1 and R1 Plus. The former comes with a price tag of Rs 12,990, while the latter is priced at Rs 14,990 and both the smartphones will be available for sale in India from November 10 onwards. Both the smartphones will be available for pre-registration from October 27, 2017, on Amazon and come in Black and Silver colour options.
The Xperia R1 Plus and R1 come loaded with Uplink Data Compression (UDC) to improve data transmission which helps to download web pages up to 50 percent faster, the company claims. This improves data transmission, by compressing all uplink traffic so that the same information can be uploaded with fewer bits from the phone to the tower.
Coming to the specifications, the smartphones feature a 5.2-inch HD display with a screen resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. Under the hood, both of them are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor. The Xperia R1 Plus is backed by a 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, while the R1 features a 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. The storage can be further expanded up to 128GB via micro SD card slot.
On the camera front, both the devices feature 13-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, Exmor Sony sensor, 8x digital zoom and LED flash. For the front, there is an 8-megapixel shooter for selfies and video calling.
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The smartphones are Android 8.0 Oreo ready, meaning that the company will soon update it to the latest Android verison. Both of them run on Android Nougat. The Xperia R1 Plus and Xperia R1 feature a 2620mAh battery. On the connectivity front, both of them supports, 4G VoLTE, GPS, Bluetooth 4.2, USB Type-C, WiFi and dual-SIM support. Both of them measures 146 x 73.2 x 8.89 mm and weighs 154 grams.