Sony Xperia R1 Plus, Xperia R1 Launched Exclusively in India Starting At Rs 12,990

Sony has launched two new mid-range smartphones in India. The new Sony Xperia R1 Plus and R1 come with features like 5.2-inch HD display, and a 13MP autofocus camera with Exmor sensor. The new handsets will be manufactured in India. Read more to find about Sony Xperia R1 Plus, Xperia R1 Price in India, Specifications, and Features

Sony Xperia R1 Plus, Xperia R1 (2)

Price and Availability

Sony Xperia R1 Plus Rs 14,990
Sony Xperia R1 Rs 12,990

The Sony Xperia R1 Plus and Xperia R1 are priced at Rs 14,990 and Rs 12,990, respectively. The new smartphones will be available from November 10th onwards across all Sony Center, major mobile stores and e-commerce portals (Amazon and Flipkart). Pre-registration starts from October 27 on Amazon India.

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Specifications Sony Xperia R1 Sony Xperia R1 Plus
Processor 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
Inbuilt Storage 16GB (expandable up to 128GB) 32GB (expandable up to 128GB)
Display 5.2-inch, TFT, HD 5.2-inch, TFT, HD
OS Android Nougat (Oreo 8.0 Upgrade Ready) Android Nougat (Oreo 8.0 Upgrade Ready)
Rear Camera 13MP with flash 13MP with flash
Front Camera 8MP 8MP
Battery 2620mAh 2620mAh
Dual SIM Yes Yes

The new smartphones feature 5.2-inch TFT display with HD resolution. Both Xperia R1 Plus and R1 are powered by a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor. While the Xperia R1 Plus comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB UFS internal memory (expandable up to 128GB), the Xperia R1 comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB UFS internal memory. Both handsets are backed by a 2620 mAh battery.


Both the new Xperia R1 Plus and R1 sport a 13MP autofocus rear camera with Exmor sensor and a LED flash. The new camera comes with a special mode that captures 12 shots of an object at different moments of time (before or after the shutter click). You can easily choose your perfect picture.

Both smartphones feature a 8MP front camera with 76-degree wide angle for selfies and video calls. Additionally, the new handsets come with up to 3200 ISO range.

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  • Android Oreo 8.0 Upgrade Ready
  • 4G Broadcast Ready
  • 2.5D curved glass
  • Uplink Data Compression (UDC)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
  • 4G VoLTE
  • Dual SIM
  • Dedicated MicroSD card slot
  • Two color options

The new Xperia R1 Plus and R1 sport a clean design with a loop surface and 2.5D curved glass. Both measure 146 x 73.2 x 8.89mm and weighs 154g. Both handsets come in Black and Silver color options.

Sony Xperia R1 Plus, Xperia R1 (2)

Thanks to the Snapdragon 430 Soc, the Xperia R1 Plus and R1 offer faster uploads and browsing via Uplink Data Compression (UDC). The new handsets allow you to make HD quality calls in 4G networks. The 4G VoLTE supporting smartphones are Android Oreo 8.0 upgrade ready.

Both devices are also ‘4G Broadcast Ready’ (soon to be launched network feature). It will allow offers better live event streaming, real-time TV streaming, and firmware file delivery. The traditional ‘One-to-One’ data streaming is replaced by ‘One-to-Many’ LTE broadcast solutions to offer congestion-free user experience.

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Sony claims that the new smartphones are the flag bearer of the company’s ongoing commitment to Indian consumers. It believes that the Sony Xperia R1 Plus and Xperia R1 ‘will add immense value to the mid-segment smartphone users in India to suit their multi-faceted lifestyle.’ We will have to wait and see how the new handsets perform in real-world situations.

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