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Would you pay 1,100 euros for a mobile phone with 1 TB of memory? This is the Smartisan R1

1,100 euros in exchange for a mobile with more internal storage than your personal computer, do you accept the deal?…

Would you pay 1,100 euros for a mobile phone with 1 TB of memory? This is the Smartisan R1

1,100 euros in exchange for a mobile with more internal storage than your personal computer, do you accept the deal? That is one of the premises on which the new flagship telephone of the, the Smartisan R1, which among other things incorporates internal storage that rises up to 1,000 GB capacity.

The device, which looks like the secret brother of the Essential Phone, has cutting-edge specifications that go beyond the spectacular number of internal storage, and a most striking design that, despite adding to current market trends, it aodpta certain characteristic features that will please all those willing to spend the more than 1,000 euros that the phone costs.

Smartisan R1, a customizable smartphone with Snapdragon 845 and 1 TB of memory

Would you pay 1,100 euros for a mobile phone with 1 TB of memory? This is the Smartisan R1

Would you pay 1,100 euros for a mobile phone with 1 TB of memory? This is the Smartisan R1

Born in 2015, this startup Based in China, it has managed to find a small gap in the difficult market of telephony, based on create unique phones , equipped with an own operating system based on Android, under the name Smartisan OS.

In terms of design, the Smartisan S1 has an aluminum and glass body available in two colors: black and white, plus a rear panel that can be customized to suit the user. On its front, we find a 6.17-inch screen with Full HD + resolution of 2,242 x 1,080 pixels that translate into an aspect ratio of 18.7: 9, and also has support for Force Touch. The panel is cut at the top, by a small notch that-fortunately-resembles more the Essential Phone than the iPhone X.

Would you pay 1,100 euros for a mobile phone with 1 TB of memory? This is the Smartisan R1

Would you pay 1,100 euros for a mobile phone with 1 TB of memory? This is the Smartisan R1

Under the hood of the R1, how could it be otherwise, we come across a repertoire of specifications worthy of the best of the market, which must justify the high price of the phone. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 acts as a brain, with its 10 nm and 8 cores running at a maximum frequency of 2.8 GHz. Next to it, 6 or 8 GB of RAM and one 3.600 mAh battery able to charge in just over an hour thanks to the Quick Charge 4+ technology.

The most interesting thing about the phone is, without doubt, the enormous storage capacity that Smartisan has decided to incorporate into the phone. With devices like the new OnePlus 6 offering maximum capacities of 256 GB, this R1 goes further, with a Internal memory module up to 1TB . And best of all, is that the firm has not opted for the easy way to incorporate a microSD card inside, but it is about a high performance UFS 2.1 chip , which according to the company s translates into up to 4.69 days of uninterrupted video in Full HD, or more than 2 days in 4K.

Among other details of the phone, its rear photographic system, formed by two sensors of 12 MP f / 1.8 with OIS, and another of 20 MP f / 1.75 . Selfies are handled by a single 24-megapixel sensor equipped with AI systems and portrait mode. In addition, many will be glad to know that there is NFC chip, desktop mode thanks to the Smartisan OS operating system, facial unlocking and a fingerprint reader , camouflaged in the rear logo of the brand. Unfortunately, there is no headphone port.

Would you pay 1,100 euros for a mobile phone with 1 TB of memory? This is the Smartisan R1

Would you pay 1,100 euros for a mobile phone with 1 TB of memory? This is the Smartisan R1

Smartisan R1
Dimensions 153.3 x 74.5 x 7.9 mm. 170 grams of weight
screen 6.17 inches LCD Support for DCI-P3
Resolution and density Full HD + of 2242 x 1080 pixels. 19.7: 9
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 10 nm and 8 cores at 2.8 GHz. AI Engine.
RAM 6/8 GB
OS Smartisan OS based on Android
Storage 64/128/1000 GB
Cameras Dual rear 12 + 20 MP. Front of 20 MP
Battery 3,600 mAh with Quick Charge 4+
Others Rear fingerprint reader, face lock, NFC, Force Touch, USB Type C, desktop mode

Price and availability

Would you pay 1,100 euros for a mobile phone with 1 TB of memory? This is the Smartisan R1

Would you pay 1,100 euros for a mobile phone with 1 TB of memory? This is the Smartisan R1

Despite the spoiler of the title, it is worth going back to take a look to the bulky price for which the terminal will be marketed , initially, in China and without plans to cross its borders.

Starting with the most expensive edition, we came across a figure of 1,388 dollars, or what is the same, 1,133 euros according to the current change to enjoy 8 GB of RAM and 1 TB of internal storage. Just below, an 8 GB version of RAM and 128 GB awaits us at a surprisingly low price 599 euros to change . Finally, the most models humble with 6 GB of RAM and 128 or 64 GB of storage, they fall the 530 and 465 euros respectively.

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