The latest leaks from Internet say that the first Xiaomi smartphone from R-series will be released very soon. This is confirmed by spy shots of new Xiaomi R1 smartphone. It looks like Xiaomi Redmi R1, which appeared earlier. Perhaps it is the same device.
It should be noted that there is nothing surprising in the name of Xiaomi R1. Moreover, it is a logical name for the device for the Indian market, where the manufacturer previously presented Xiaomi Redmi Y1 and Y1 Lite (Redmi Note 5A / Lite 5A).
So, as you understand, Xiaomi R1 is the Indian version of next Redmi Note 5. There is almost no doubt about it, as Redmi Note 5 was promised to show us before the New Year, which will come very soon. And now more about Xiaomi R1.
Xiaomi R1: Hardware
At the moment it is difficult to say how new smartphone will be called, because it can relate both to the budget series Redmi, and to mid-range/flagship series Mi. Even the estimated price around $230 does not tell anything, because you can find Xiaomi Mi5X (Mi A1) for $220-250. However we think that smartphone will have the name Xiaomi Redmi R1 and later we will explain this point.
Despite the fact that the smartphone on photos is in a rectangular cover for conspiracy, Xiaomi did not manage to keep the design of Xiaomi Redmi R1 in secret. The images clearly show that the display is full screen with aspect ratio 18:9. Also the corners of the screen are rounded. It says that we are waiting for bezel-less or full screen smartphone.
Also you can notice Micro USB 2.0 on the lower end. By the way, it is the first reason why new smartphone should be called Redmi R1, and not Mi R1, because there is no USB Type-C port.
There is no audio connector 3.5 mm on the lower edge of new Xiaomi smartphone, so we think that it is on top. The fingerprint reader is located on the rear panel.
Xiaomi R1 is the Indian Redmi Note 5
Previously, Xiaomi used the following script: first introduced new Redmi phone to the world, and then released similar device for India market, but under another nam. This time everything turned out differently, and people from India will see new full-screen Xiaomi phone, and only then it will be presented to the rest of the world.
Xiaomi R1: Specifications
• Colors: gray, gold, black;
• Body: metal and tempered glass;
• Display: 6 inch IPS-panel, 2160×1080 pixels, density 402 ppi, format 18: 9, multitouch up to 10 touches;
• Processor: Snapdragon 636, 8-core, Kryo 260 core with frequency up to 1.8 GHz, process technology 14 nm, 64-bit;
• Video accelerator: Adreno 508;
• RAM: 3 or 4 GB of LPDDR4 with a frequency of 1600 MHz;
• Storage: 32 or 64 GB + memory card up to 256 GB;
• Camera: dual, 16 MP + 5 MP resolution, 5 lenses, dual flash, f / 2.0 aperture, 4k video recording at up to 30 fps;
• Self-camera: 16 MP, recording video in Full HD;
• SIM-card: two, work on 4G LTE Cat 12 networks – 600 Mbps download;
• GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou;
• Wi-Fi 801.11 b / g / n 5 GHz, Dual Band, Bluetooth 4.2, USB Type-C (not exact), 3.5 mm connector;
• The fingerprint scanner;
• Battery: 4000 mAh, support for Quick Charge 4.0;
• Android 7.1.1 and MIUI 9;
• Antutu: 90000 points;
• Price: from $230.
Xiaomi R1 is the answer to Oppo and Vivo
In the territory of China, the main competitors of Xiaomi are such brands as Oppo and Vivo, owned by BBK. It is possible that Xiaomi R1 is a certain answer to these competitors. Repeatedly representatives of Xiaomi said that they want to achieve a mark of sales of 70 million copies this year, and Xiaomi Redmi R1 like anyone else will help to approach the set goal.
Xiaomi R1: Release date and Price
We think that Xiaomi R1 is Redmi Note 5 for India, but maybe R1 will be the first smartphone from new Xiaomi R series. Anyway, its announcement is scheduled for November 30, while the estimated price will be about $ 230. We really hope that this time Xiaomi will not let us down and will present the really best good budget smartphone that will blow up the market.
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