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Situated in the capital city of China, Beijing, the world’s 5th largest smart phone selling company, Xiaomi Inc. has launched it’s latest smart phone model on February 10, 2018. Recent in the electronics market, Xiaomi R1 is creating a havoc within the users due to the perfect blending of modernity and vintage styles of technology in that phone.

Xiaomi is excelling over the years in the market of electronics with it’s infusion of the latest trends at a low price, affordable by the middle class economic strata of the population. With it’s unique sleek design and appearance, Xiaomi is giving a competition to all other Chinese smart phone sellers. And it is expected that the new handset, Xiaomi R1 will also pose a huge competition to all other phones launched during the same time.

Moreover, it is strongly becoming a point of public belief that Xiaomi R1 is the Indian version of Redmi Note 5. However, no official news has been posted as a confirmation and so let us stick to the first phone of the R series of Xiaomi. The salient key features of the new launched smart phone are listed below:


  • Alternative Names– Redmi Rise Note 5, Hongmi Rice 5
  • Model name – R1
  • Device Type– Android 4G Smartphone
  • CPU– Octa-Core 4 x Cortex-A53 2.2GHz + 4 x Cortex-A53 1.8GHz CPU Clock
  • Chipset– Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, 64-bit Processor
  • GPU– Qualcomm Adreno 508 GPU
  • Camera– 12 Megapixels with Dual-LED Flash and AF Rear Camera | 5 Megapixel Front camera
  • Memory– RAM- 3GB LPDDR4, 1333MHz

   ROM 32GB External Memory Support up to 256GB (Uses SIM 2 Slot)

  • Display– Screen size 5.9 inches IPS, LCD, FHD+ Display (1080 x 2160 Pixels)
  • Battery– Non-Removable 4,000mAh Lithium-Polymer
  • SIM– Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano + Nano/microSD), Dual Standby
  • Colour– Black, Gold, Blue, Gray, Red, Rose-Gold, Silver, White
  • Operating System– Android 7.0 Nougat with MIUI 9 UI
  • I/O Interface– 2 x Nano SIM Card Slot, microSD/TF Card Slot, Type-C USB Port, 3.5mm Audio Out Port, Power Button, Volume Button, Microphone, Speaker



With a typical display screen of diagonal length of 5.9 inches, this phone resembles the missing link between the old 5.5 inches and the new trendy 6 inches display. With a wonderful and amazing aspect ratio of 18:9, the full screen display is more prominent. The brightness and the clarity is above the expectations and it is only enhanced by the 2160X1080 pixel size of the IPD LCD panel.

The One Glass Solution Display screen had reduced the width of the phone, removing one layer from the display screen. As a result of the reduced thickness, the 5.9 inches display screen is looking to be much longer than those of 5.5. inches. The display is on full HD mode with progressive scan of the pixel lines, giving it a high standard visual quality.



No matter how modernistic the phone is, there is still a touch of the vintage style technology in the phone. The phone’s operating system is not the latest and the most advanced Oreo 8 or Oreo 8.1. instead, Xiaomi Inc. has installed Android 7.O Nougat in the phone.

However there are certain interesting facts about the Nougat OS 7.0 which gives the phone it’s own vibrancy. The 3-D displaying feature of the icons is definitely one of special and unique feature that will attract the lovers. It’s Eye protection mode will at least save the eyes from the blue radiations coming out of the display screen, something which many other phone lacks.

The option to stop those applications, which are not in frequent use, and to push those in the panel which are being frequently use is another important feature of the Nougat 7.0 OS.



A far more agile and improved core processor, Snapdragon 630 is raking the market of the electronics world. With advanced features and a powerful GPU due to Adreno 508, the new 630 Qualcomm core processor is built with the 14nm process. The peak clock speed is also increased as it has been made with 2.2 GHz, an increased version of the Snapdragon 625 core processor.

The quick charging facility is also the new feature installed in the pin core processor with the LTE Wi- Fi system.



The camera is certainly not the main centre of attraction. With a rear camera of 12 MP and two LED flashlight for enhancing the night vision, it is not up to mark. Since either most of the phones that had been already launched or are going to be released in the market will have a conglomeration of dual camera or the pixel size of the cameras will be heightened, this feature of the Xiaomi R1 might give the phone a setback.

The front camera is of resolution 5MP without a flash light which actually is a disturbing feature.



With an advanced battery life of 4000 mAh, this phone has got a high standard battery saver. Moreover, the Lithium Polymer version makes its a fast charging battery that can go upto 3 days on normal working mode. With video streaming, games, social media tabs, the battery life is about 8 to 9 hours. Yes significantly less, but the rapid charging capability is going to make the interface smooth.

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