Sony has announced the launch of Xperia R1 Plus recently which is expected to be a mid-range smartphone. The manufacturers might release the phone in the month of November 2017 soon after the launch of its predecessor Xperia R1. The R1 Plus is expected to host few advanced features when compared with the predecessor.
The Xperia R1 Plus comes in a dual SIM similar to that of the R1 and also the rear, as well as front cameras, are of 13MP and 8MP. The processor of R1 Plus is again similar to the predecessor, whereas the device hosts an upgraded RAM and internal memory. It is expected to be released in two colors i.e. Black and Silver and both are priced same.
The Sony Xperia R1 Plus is designed little different from the predecessor. The design is premium with no curves on the edges. The rear side is covered with matte finish panel which gets comfortable in hand. The primary camera with flash is placed on a corner at the top and the company’s emblem is printed in the center. The front camera is placed just above the screen. The navigation and home buttons are on the screen and no external buttons appear on the front side. The volume controller and power button are placed on right edge of the phone.
The Xperia R1 Plus features a 5.2-inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen of 720x1280 pixels. The screen is not protected from scratches but is enabled with multi-touch. It stands 69.7% of the screen to body ratio.
The performance of Sony smartphone is no doubt will be of higher efficiency and moreover, Xperia R1 Plus is expected to give superior performance at a decent price. The device runs on Android 7.0 Nougat and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor clocked at 1.9GHz. The processor is accompanied by 3GB of RAM which is superior to that of its predecessor. This will enable smooth and seamless performance to the user even though the Snapdragon version is outdated.
The device hosts dual-SIM enabled internet connectivity up to 4G with VoLTE. The internal memory is packed with 32GB and is further expandable up to 256GB by inserting micro SD card. Even the default memory storage is enough to save loads of data, videos, images, and apps. The phone has Adreno 505 as GPU.
The sensors of the Sony cameras have always been the superior quality that captures bright and lively images. The primary camera on the rear side is of 13MP along with LED flash and can click bright images even in dull lighting conditions. It has many features like predictive phase detection autofocus, touch focus, face detection, geo-tagging, HDR, panorama, etc. The secondary camera on the front side which is of 8MP is good for clicking selfies and video calling. The front shooter also comes with the feature of predictive phase detection autofocus.
The video recording can be performed with the cameras at the speed of 30 frames per second producing output quality of 1080 pixels.
The Xperia R1 Plus might support audio formats like MP3, eAAC+, WAV and Flac player, and support video formats like an MP4/H.264 player. It also hosts FM Radio and 3.5mm audio jack.
Sony R1 Plus is expected to be backed by a Li-Ion non-removable battery of 2620mAh capacity. The battery is of average performance as it would last not more than a day of moderate usage. It also doesn’t support the turbo-charging feature.
When we discuss the connectivity options, the R1 Plus may sport dual-SIM that is enabled to support 2G, 3G and 4G connectivity with VoLTE. It is also expected to support Wifi, Hotspot, GPS, GLONASS, Bluetooth v4.2, etc. as wireless connectivity options. It also provides micro USB 2.0 as a wired connection option.
The Xperia R1 Plus is embedded with similar sensors to that of its predecessor and these include proximity, accelerometer, fingerprint, gyroscope, and ambient light.
Sony Xperia has always produced high-end smartphones and this time the manufacturer has introduced dual series R1 and R1 Plus in the affordable price segment. The R1 Plus is almost similar to that of R1 apart from the few enhanced features in terms of terms of RAM and internal memory.WHAT WE LIKED