Sony Officially Announces Two New Affordable Xperia Smartphones

Sony has just announced two new smartphones called Xperia R1 and Xperia R1 Plus. The two new models are “designed for Indian lifestyle” and “designed to excite the new Indian”, and will probably only be launched in India.

The Xperia R1 starts at INR 13,990 ($210) and the Xperia R1 Plus at INR 15,990 ($250). The Plus variant comes with 3 GB RAM and 32 GB storage, while the base model has 2 GB RAM and 16 GB storage, and that is the only difference between them.

Both phones will be available across India from November 10 in Black and Silver.

Sony Xperia R1 and Xperia R1 Plus specifications

5.2-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD 2.5D curved glass display
Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 ( 4 x 1.2 GHz Cortex A53 + 4 x 1.5 GHz Cortex A53) 64-bit Mobile Platform with Adreno 505 GPU
2GB RAM with 16GB (UFS) storage (R1), 3GB RAM with 32GB (UFS) storage (R1 Plus), expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD
Android 7.1 (Nougat), upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Dual SIM
13MP rear camera with LED Flash, Exmor Sensor, Predictive Hybrid Autofocus
8MP front-facing camera with Predictive Hybrid Autofocus
5mm audio jack, FM radio
Dimensions: 146×73.2×8.89mm; Weight: 154g
4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS , USB Type-C
2620mAh built-in battery