Following the launch of its high-end Xperia XZ 1 in the Indian market, Sony has now announced a couple of phones in the mid segment: Sony Xperia R1 and R1 Plus, which are expected to be available from November 10 .
Sony has kept most of the specifications of the two phones similar except the RAM and the storage. The display sported by both the Sony Xperia R1 and R1 Plus will be 5.2-inch HD with the screen resolution reading 720x1280pixels. There is the 2.5D curved glass protection and the display is also classified as TFT LCD. The processor would be the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC and it is an octa-core chipset.
As mentioned, the difference will be seen in the RAM. The Sony Xperia R1 will have 2GB RAM and 16GB internal memory storage capacity while the Sony Xperia R1 Plus will possess 3GB RAM and 32GB phone storage. The battery fitted on both the phones would be a moderate 2620mAh.
Even the camera setup is identical on both the phones. The rear sensor is of 13MP size with LED flash and the front camera for selfies is an 8MP one. As is the custom with smartphones from Sony, there are enough support features within the optics department to provide the best imaging experience to the users. The Exmor sensor and the hybrid autofocus feature on the rear camera module is just one example of this. Even the front camera has been beefed up with the hybrid autofocus support.
These are dual SIM phones with the full suite of connectivity options, including 4G VoLTE. The 3.5mm physical jack is also present on the phones.
The Sony Xperia R1 and R1 Plus can be purchased in two colors, black and silver. The prices of these phones in the Indian market read Rs 12,990 for the Xperia R1 and Rs 14,990 for the Xperia R1 Plus. The phones will be available in both online and offline retailers.