Product Press Releases

27 October 2017
Sony India Introduces Xperia™ R1 Plus and Xperia™ R1 exclusively for the Indian customers

Xperia R1 Series

  • A premium 13.2 cm (5.2) HD display with simple extruded form
  • Superior camera quality with 13MP Autofocus camera with Exmor
  • Faster uploads and browsing via Uplink Data Compression (UDC) with Qualcomm® Snapdragon 430
  • Latest network capabilities such as VoLte and 4G Broadcast
  • AndroidTM Oreo 8.0 upgrade ready

New Delhi, 27th October, 2017: In its endeavor to cater to the mid—segment customers, Sony India today introduced– Xperia™ R1 Plus and R1. Bundled with attractive offerings, these smartphones will be manufactured in India. Promised to be a flag bearer of Sony’s ongoing commitment to Indian consumers, both these smartphones are integrated with impressive 13.2cm (5.2) HD Display, 13MP Autofocus camera with Exmor, thus making them a perfect choice for those looking to buy a mid-segment smartphone.

Packed with innovations such as Uplink Data Compression (UDC), VoLte and 4G Broadcast Ready, this new offering by Sony will add immense value to the mid-segment smartphone users in India to suit their multi-faceted lifestyle. And together with AndroidTM Oreo 8.0 upgrade option, users will be able to use it with the latest condition.

A premium 13.2 cm (5.2) HD display with simple extruded form
The new Xperia™ R1 Plus and R1’s uncluttered design is meant to fit seamlessly into your life. The soft, rounded form with a loop surface and 2.5D curved glass makes it comfortable to hold, while the stunning colours are designed to suit your style.

Xperia R1 Series

Superior camera quality with 13MP Autofocus camera with Exmor
The new Xperia™ R1 Plus and R1 sport a 13 MP rear camera with Autofocus camera with Exmor for mobile by Sony censor. Both smartphone gets 12 Capturing Modes of an object at different moments of time before or after the shutter click, therefore offering an array of images for you to choose your perfect picture.

Xperia R1 Series

Xperia™ R1 Plus and R1 have camera with the ISO capability up to 3200. It enables users to take stunning low light photos and bright selfies even in dimly lit areas. Both models have an 8MP front camera with 76 degree wide angle, which will make the best of your pose even in low-light and group selfies. With Sony’s new improved camera technology, both Xperia™ R1 Plus and R1 let you capture memorable moments more easily giving you the best pictures.

Faster uploads and browsing via Uplink Data Compression (UDC) with Qualcomm® Snapdragon 430

Xperia R1 Series

With Qualcomm® Snapdragon1 430, the new Xperia™ R1 Plus and R1 offer Uplink Data Compression (UDC) to improve data transmission which helps you to download web pages up-to 50% faster. Efficient data uploading “Uplink Data Compression” 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.

To ensure stunning graphics, smooth performance and enhanced battery life, both Xperia™ R1 Plus and R1 are powered by cutting edge Qualcomm® Snapdragon™2 430 platform.

Latest network capabilities such as VoLte and 4G Broadcast
The new Xperia™ R1 Plus and R1 allows users to make HD quality calls with ease in 4G networks. These smartphones are also “4G Broadcast Ready”, which is a network feature soon to be launched by major network providers. With this impressive feature, the users can enjoy various day to day activities like live event streaming, real-time TV streaming and firmware file delivery.  This feature is more efficient than the traditional ”One-to-One” data streaming as it incorporates “One-to-Many” LTE broadcast solutions, resulting in buffer and congestion free content delivery to enable enhanced user experience. The new Xperia™ R1 Plus and R1 are dual SIM (4G) smartphones that deploy Nano SIM cards. There is also a dedicated MicroSD card slot available, which can be used simultaneously with both the SIMs.

Xperia R1 Series

Both Xperia™ R1 Plus and R1 are packed with 2620 mAh battery to ensure a full day performance. The Xperia™ R1 Plus packs 3GB RAM 32GB UFS internal memory3 microSD support (up to 128GB) and Xperia™ R1 comes with a 2GB RAM 16GB UFS internal memory4 microSD support (up to 128GB) ensuring an uninterrupted user experience.

AndroidTM Oreo 8.0 upgrade ready
Xperia™ R1 Plus and R1 are ready for AndroidTM Oreo 8.0 upgrade. It supports providing the latest conditions and usability.

Xperia™ R1 Plus and R1 will be available across all Sony Center and major mobile stores across India. It will also be available on e-commerce portals, Amazon and Flipkart.

Pre-registration
Pre-registration starts from 27th October, 2017 on Amazon. Pre-registered customers will be entitled for a special offer.    

Model Name

Best Buy

Colours

Availability

Xperia™ R1 Plus

Rs. 14,990/-

Black and Silver

10th November, 2017 onwards

Xperia™ R1

Rs. 12,990/-

Black and Silver

10th November, 2017 onwards

Specification Sheet:

Category

Xperia™ R1 Plus

Xperia™ R1

Memory and storage

3GB RAM
32GB UFS internal memory*
microSD™ card, (up to 128GB)

2GB RAM
16GB UFS internal memory*
microSD™ card, (up to 128GB)

SIM capability

Dual SIM (Nano SIM)

Dual SIM (Nano SIM)

Operating System

Google Android™ N (Upgrade option)

Google Android™ N (Upgrade option)

Processor (CPU)

Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 430

Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 430

Battery

2620 mAh

2620 mAh

Weight

154g

154g

Dimensions

146x73.2x8.89mm

146x73.2x8.89mm

Colour

Black / Sliver

Black / Sliver

Display

13.2 cm (5.2) HD Display, TFT Screen

13.2 cm (5.2) HD Display, TFT Screen

Main camera

13 MP with Autofocus with LED Flash
Exmor Sony Sensor
8X Clear Zoom
ISO 3200 for photos / ISO 2400 for videos

13 MP with Autofocus with LED Flash
Exmor Sony Sensor
8X Clear Zoom
ISO 3200 for photos / ISO 2400 for videos

Front camera

8 MP
ISO 3200 for photos / ISO 2400 for videos

8 MP
ISO 3200 for photos / ISO 2400 for videos

Networks

GSM GPRS/EDGE (2G)
UMTS HSPA+ (3G)
LTE (4G) Cat4

GSM GPRS/EDGE (2G)
UMTS HSPA+ (3G)
LTE (4G) Cat4

Connectivity

GPS
Bluetooth® 4.2 wireless technology
Wi-Fi
USB Type-C™

GPS
Bluetooth® 4.2 wireless technology
Wi-Fi
USB Type-C™

Entertainment

FM Radio

FM Radio

Disclaimer

*Firmware and preloaded applications take up approximately 5.55GB of internal storage, with the remainder available for user-selected content.

* Firmware and preloaded applications take up approximately 5.3GB of internal storage, with the remainder available for user-selected content.

   
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