Smartisan is not a manufacturer of which we only write in Movilzona, although this time it has made a hole in our repertoire of news thanks to a remarkable fact: it is the first manufacturer that offers 1 TB of storage native on a smartphone. The name of the creature is Smartisan R1 and we tell you all its characteristics.
The Smartisan R1 joins the already extensive club of the smartphones with notch , although curiously, it reduces it to the minimum expression by including only a front camera, reminding us a lot Essential Phone .
The Smartisan R1 does not have a particularly novel design, but it manages to include a rather low top and top bevels that leave us with a Chassis screen ratio of 84% , which is not bad at all.
Smartisan points high, at least on paper, and gives us a smartphone built in 3D glass and aluminum of grade 7 that makes use of its logo to hide a fingerprint reader , very much like Motorola.
We must recognize that the contrast of the white model with the black front is not unpleasant and that the buttons of volume and ignition with circular shape They are quite curious, beyond checking their ergonomics.
Behind us we find a dual camera system in a horizontal position that reminds us of Honor, although it does not stop being well finished. In summary, without being able to have a criterion based on the resistance of the Smartisan R1, the smartphone seems to us quite elegant in general lines.
As we have said, the Smartisan R1 stands out for being the first mobile phone in the world with a capacity of 1TB, which can also boast speed, since it is of the same type. UFS 2.1 .
The rest of the hardware pretends to be up to the task, and includes a panel of 6.17 inches with a resolution of Full-HD + of 2242 x 1080 pixels (18.7: 9) protected by a Gorilla Glass 3 that we are already outdated. Smartisan does not give information about the manufacturer, but it does have a Contrast ratio of 1500: 1 and a color range of 96% (DCI-P3).
The power of the Smartisan R1 comes from the hand of a Snapdragon 845 , so if we were to find a mid-range or a SoC Mediatek, we will be positively surprised.
The Smartisan R1 will be available in several versions, namely:
It can not be denied that not every day you see a smartphone with 8 GB of RAM and 1 TB of storage, so, not without some skepticism, Smartisan has managed to arouse our curiosity.
The photo section of the Smartisan R1 includes a dual camera system composed of a sensor Sony IMX363 of 12Mpx (aperture f / 1.8, a pixel size of 1.4 μm, 4-axis optical stabilizer and dual PD extreme focus) and a second IMX350 of 20Mpx also signed by Sony (aperture f / 1.75, pixel size of 1 μm and a 6P lens).
The only one frontal camera of the device is a sensor 24 megapixels with an aperture f / 2.0 and includes a mode of beauty and optimization by AI, although due to the reduced notch, does not have flash dedicated.
In the absence of knowing their results, and at least on paper, we believe that those rear cameras should offer decent results, unless they have optimized the software a bit.
The connectivity of the Smartisan R1 is quite complete, and includes Bluetooth 5.0 , Wi-Fi dual band, NFC , USB-C port (with Display Port 1.4), support for dual SIM (nano) and global compatibility with the LTE band .
The rest of the device’s specifications include a battery of 3600 mAh with Quick Charge 4+ and 10W wireless charging , although curiously, our source does not mention the operating system used, which we assume will be Android 8.0 Oreo.
This striking smartphone can be purchased at black and white colors , although the white model is limited to models with 6GB RAM + 128GB and 8GB RAM + 128GB. Therefore, the model with 1 TB storage can only be acquired in black , a somewhat inexplicable limitation.
The prices of the Smartisan R1 are quite acceptable given their internal hardware, although it is only predicable of the first 3 options, since the model with the storage record will be a whim within the reach of very few. These are the prices of the 4 versions:
The Smartisan R1 is available for purchase in the Official site and also in JD.com , although something tells us that they do not ship to Spain.