Xiaomi is known for releasing a plethora of smartphones in different price segments. All their devices including the Redmi series from the lower segment have shown good sales because of their powerful technology. Now Xiaomi is coming up with all new ‘R’ series and the first device to lead is expected to be Xiaomi R1. The R1 series is aimed to provide full view display at a lower mid-range price. The phone is expected to run Android 7.1 with MIUI 9. The display is expected to be almost bezel-less and 5.9-inches screen. The Xiaomi R1 is expected to be released in multiple colors like Black, Gold, and Silver. Another exciting feature is expected to be its metallic body at the given price range. Though a budgeted phone but it is going to be completely different from the Redmi series in terms of the display and would target a completely different set of consumers in the market.
Xiaomi R1 has been reported as the company’s first budget smartphone with 18:9 display size. It will sport a wide 5.9-inches Full HD IPS LCD display of resolution 1080*2160 pixels. The display is expected to be bezel-less at its maximum and this will make the R1 first smartphone to provide such an amazing viewing experience at an economical price. Otherwise, the screen is the first to be compromised for the lower segment smartphones. The display also comes with Corning Gorilla glass.
The design of R1 is expected to be metallic which again can fetch extra market and give the wings to stand apart from other smartphones in the similar price segment. The fingerprint scanner is mounted on the rear side. The primary camera is on the top corner placed along with the flash on the rear side. The selfie camera is seen on the front side. The phone comes with a USB port and audio jack.
There is no scope for doubt in the performance of the Xiaomi smartphones as the manufacturer always delivers superior quality devices even at budgeted prices. There is a rumor that the SoC of Xiaomi R1 would be Snapdragon 630 at a speed of 2GHz approximately. The processor would be octa-core with 64-bit performance. There are expected to be two variants with differences in RAM and ROM capacities. The RAM would be 3GB or 4GB along with 32GB or 64GB memory capacity. The phone would also host microSD card slot that will enable expansion of the memory up to 256GB. It will also host 508 Qualcomm Adreno GPU. The given specifications will enable quite a smooth and lag-free performance to the user even at an economical price.
The Xiaomi R1 is expected to run on Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box and would come wrapped in company’s proprietary MIUI 9 skin. The device is going to host dual SIM and both the slots might be enabled with internet connectivity up to 4G and VoLTE.
When it comes to cameras, Xiaomi has always read the pulse of the customers and provided the specifications accordingly. The cameras for R1 are also expected to be of superior performance. The rear camera is expected to be 13MP and is accompanied with LED flash. The rear shooter is good enough to click pictures of any events or landscape photography. The front camera is expected to be 8MP without flash assistance. It can click beautiful selfies. Though not much is known about the specifications of the cameras, they are expected to host lot many exciting features with superior picture quality.
The video recording can be performed with both the front as well as rear cameras but the output of the video is not confirmed yet.
The Xiaomi R is also identified to be enabled with FM radio and comes packed with 3.5mm audio jack. It is expected to support audio and video files of various formats to provide complete entertainment to the users.
The battery of R1 is rumored to be non-removable with 4000mAh capacity. It is also assumed to offer quick charging feature as the Snapdragon version can support turbo-charging. The battery would last for a couple of days on single charge and would relieve the user with the burden of frequent charging.
The device is enabled to provide internet connectivity of 2G, 3G and 4G accompanied with VoLTE. It will also come packed with a range of wireless connectivity options like Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Wi-fi, Tethering, NFC and more. Among the wired connectivity options, it includes USB OTG and 3.5mm audio jack.
The R1 is expected to be embedded with sensors like fingerprint, proximity, accelerometer, gyroscope and ambient light.
Xiaomi R1 is not just another budgetary segment smartphone from the manufacturers but it is shipped with lots of features with top performance that no other manufacturer has ever offered at this price segment.WHAT WE LIKED