Not a lot of us have heard about the Chinese smartphone manufacturer, Smartisan. However, its new flagships smartphone called R1, is certainly going to put the company on the map. Smartian looks like any other smartphone, but underneath the hood, it features a storage capacity of 1TB. To give you an idea, the highest amount of storage available on other smartphones today is 256GB.
The Smartisan R1 comes across as a flagship smartphone in every single way. The phone features a 6.17-inch screen with a small notch at the top, which consists of the camera module. The rear panel of the phone is covered with 3D glass, while the frame around it is made of the grade 7 aluminum. The company logo is embossed in the fingerprint sensor.
Smartisan R1 specifications and features
Besides the storage capacity, the R1 is at par with most of the other flagship smartphones. The R1 is powered by a Snapdragon 845 SoC that also comes with the Adreno 630 GPU. There are four variants available. The 6GB RAM variant is available with either 64GB or 128GB of storage and the 8GB RAM variant is available with 128GB and 1TB of storage.
The 6.17-inch screen features full HD+ (1080 x 2424) resolution and an aspect ratio of 18.7:9. It is protected by Gorilla Glass 3. For taking pictures, the R1 comes with a dual-rear camera setup, which has a 12-megapixel sensor coupled with a 20-megapixel sensor. The notch at the front houses a 24-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture. The smartphone packs a 3,600mAh battery and supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 4+. Connectivity options include dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC and a USB Type-C port. The phone has dual-SIM slots and supports 4G LTE as well.
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The Smartisan R1 is priced at RMB 3,499 (approximately Rs 37,200) for the 6GB RAM + 64GB storage variant and RMB 3,999 (approximately Rs 42,500) for 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant. The 8GB RAM and 128GB of storage costs RMB 4,499 (approximately Rs 47,800) and finally the 1TB variant costs RMB 8,848 (approximately Rs. 94,000). The phone is available in Carbon Black and Pure White colors. The latter is only available in 128GB storage variants. At the moment, the Smartisan R1 is only selling in China.