A Chinese mobile phone maker Smartisan launched its latest smartphone named Smartisan R1 and although this new smartphone does not have a very unique design or look compared to the other smartphones in the market, but its specifications are unignorable. The new Smartisan R1 is the world’s first smartphone that packs a whopping 1TB of internal storage, which can be used as a mobile computer. The makers have announced this latest smartphone in China alongside a workstation, similar to Samsung Dex, that connects to R1 via the dock.
This is the first smartphone made till date that offers 1TB of internal storage. Makers believe that this device can offer the users computing power with the help of a docking workstation that will harness the storage and platform of the smartphone. The Smartisan ‘Touch and Talk’ (TNT) workstation comes with a 27-inch multi-touch 4K display and docks the Smartisan R1 smartphone to convert to a PC with the phone’s modified OS, which looks identical to macOS.
Let us take a look at the specifications of this latest smartphone:
The Smartisan R1 sports a 6.17-inch ‘pressure-sensitive’ display with 18.7:9 aspect ratio and a notch on the top. It is protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on top. This smartphone is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor paired with 6GB/8GB of RAM. This latest device comes in three internal storage options, 64GB/128GB/1TB. This is a dual SIM support smartphone that runs on the company’s custom skin called Smartisan OS 6.66 based on Android.
Coming to the camera department, the new Smartisan R1 features a dual camera setup at the rear side. It features a 20-megapixel primary sensor and a 12-megapixel secondary sensor with 4-axis Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS). Up front, it features a 24-megapixel camera located in the notch of the display. The Smartisan R1 is fuelled by a huge 3600mAh battery that supports Quick Charge 4+ with the bundled charger that supports the same.
Now let us take a look at the price and availability of the new phone:
In terms of pricing, the new Smartisan R1 comes in four variants. The variant with 6GB RAM and 64GB internal storage is priced at $549 (roughly Rs 37,000). While, the 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage variant is priced at $627 (roughly Rs 42,700). On the other hand, the 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage variant is priced at $705 (roughly Rs 48,000). Now, about the top variant that comes with 8GB RAM and 1TB internal storage is priced at $1,388 (roughly Rs 94,400). The new Smartisan R1 will be available in Pure White and Carbon Black colour options. However, this latest smartphone is currently available only in China.