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Smartisan R1 with a Massive 1 TB Storage is Now Official!

M Venkat Naidu
M Venkat Naidu

The Chinese multinational technology Company Smartisan announced Smartisan R1 with specs that set a new record one that we may not see any other manufacturer break anytime soon.


The phone follows the latest trend of embarrassing a Notch. But unlike the wider notch on iPhone X, this comes with a small rounder notch much like Essential's PH-1 and the company has taken care on the OS side to make sure to cover up the notch with a black notification bar.

There is thin bezel at the bottom of the screen and it gives an 84% screen-to-body ratio.

The rear of the phone is covered in  3D glass and a grade 7 aluminium thin frame on it. The fingerprint sensor is embedded under the Smartisan logo.

Smartisan R1



As I already said Smartisan has set a new record with its R1. It is the first phone in the history to come with 1TB of built-in storage with UFS 2.1.

It has got a 6.17-inch pressure sensitive display with a 2242 x 1080 resolution and an 18.7:9 aspect ratio with Gorilla Glass 3 on top of it.

It is powered by Qualcomm's flagship Snapdragon 845 processor clocked at 2.8GHz paired with an Adreno 630 GPU.

The device is available in 4 variants.

  1. 6GB RAM + 64GB storage
  2. 6GB RAM + 128GB storage
  3. 8GB RAM + 128GB storage
  4. 8GB RAM + 1TB storage.

As far as the Cameras's are considered, R1 comes with dual rear cameras. The primary sensor is a 12MP Sony IMX363 sensor with a f/1.8 aperture, 1.4 μm pixel size, 4-axis OIS, and dual PD extreme focus. The second is a 20MP Sony IMX350 with a f/1.75 aperture, 1μm pixel size, and 6P lens.

There is a 24MP Ai-driven front shooter.


It has support for Bluetooth 5.0, dual-band Wi-Fi, NFC+eSE, and has a USB-C port with Display Port 1.4. It also has dual SIM support (nano only) and global LTE band support.

Smartisan R1 supported LTE bands

R1 entered the club of a small number of devices that supports Quick Charge 4+. It means that the 3600mAh battery gets charged as quickly as possible. The device ditched the 3.5mm Audio jack.

Price and Availability:

The Smartisan R1 comes in Pure White and Carbon Black. However, the Pure White variant is limited to the 6GB RAM + 128GB and the 8GB RAM + 128GB models.

  • 6GB RAM + 64GB = ¥3,499 (~$549)
  • 6GB RAM + 128GB = ¥3,999 (~$627)
  • 8GB RAM + 128GB = ¥4,499 (~$705)
  • 8GB RAM + 1TB = ¥8,848 (~$1388)

The Smartisan R1 is available for purchase on the official site and also on The box includes a USB-C to USB-C cable, a Quick Charge 4+ charger, a USB-C to 3.5mm adapter, and a SIM ejector tool.

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