Okay, we admit it that the Sony Xperia Series isn’t officially dead but when was the last time you cared about a smartphone from Sony? But Sony Xperia R1 and R1 Plus may finally be able to make a mark. Sony Xperia series was in its prime at the time of Xperia Z and Xperia Z2 but things went downhill from there.
The new Sony Xperia smartphones are generic products with almost no innovation and a design language that is pretty outdated. Even their mid-segment smartphones were overpriced and therefore hardly made an impact against the Xiaomi and Samsung counterparts. But we believe things are about to change for good as Sony has seen the loophole in their plan. The Company has launched new Sony Xperia R1 and R1 Plus in India today and the specifications they come with at a price of 12000 Indian Rupees is just terrific.
Features of the new Sony Xperia smartphones R1 and R1 Plus:
The new Sony Xperia R1 and R1 Plus smartphones are pretty similar except for the storage options. The R1 comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB onboard storage while the R1 Plus comes in 3GB and 32GB configuration. Both the phones feature a 5.2 inch HD curved 2.5D screen. An octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor takes care of the performance while the battery is a feeble 2620mAh unit.
The camera is a single 13MP unit with Exmor Sensor while the front-facing lens is a 8MP unit. USB Type C is a surprise in the new Sony Xperia R1 and R1 Plus smartphones.
Competition of the new Sony Xperia R1 and R1 Plus:
The new Sony Xperia R1 and R1 Plus will compete against the similarly priced smartphones for Samsung and Xiaomi or even MOTO. Xiaomi is the undisputed king in this segment where Sony hopes to compete and accounts for half the sales in India which recently became world’s second largest smartphone market. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 comes to a whole 1000 Rupees cheaper and offers slightly better specifications.
The users looking for the reliability of the Sony brand can go for the new Sony Xperia R1 and R1 Plus smartphones which are definitely more sophisticated. The Samsung line up is flooded with the J series phones in this price bracket which seems to do be doing quite well in the market.
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