Last year in October, Japanese tech giant Sony launched the Sony Xperia R1 and Xperia R1 Plus smartphones in India which are exclusive to the Indian market. Both these smartphones were launched with Android Nougat on-board, and now, after more than five months from the launch, the Xperia R1 and R1 Plus are finally receiving the Android 8.0 Oreo update.
— Sony Xperia India (@SonyXperiaIndia) March 8, 2018
Sony India through its Twitter handle has announced the roll-out of the Android 8.0 Oreo update for Xperia R1. However, both the Xperia R1 and R1 Plus only differ in terms of RAM count and the amount of internal storage, hence, the owners of Xperia R1 Plus should also be receiving the Oreo update on their units.
As this is an Oreo update, it brings along some new features to the Xperia R1 and Xperia R1 Plus like Picture-in-Picture Mode, Notification Snoozing, Autofill Framework, and more.
The Android 8.0 Oreo update for Xperia R1 and R1 Plus is rolling out over-the-air, hence, it should take at least a week or so to reach all the units. And, if you don’t get the update notification even after that, you can check for the update manually by heading over to the Settings menu.
Sony Xperia R1 and Xperia R1 Plus Specifications
- CPU: Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor
- RAM: 2 GB (Xperia R1), 3 GB (Xperia R1 Plus)
- GPU: Adreno 505
- Operating System: Android Nougat (Android 8.0 Oreo rolling out)
- Display: 5.2-inch HD (1280 x 720 pixels) display with 2.5D curved glass
- Rear Camera: 13 MP with Exmor Sensor, 8x Clear Zoom, 12 Capturing Modes, Predictive Hybrid Autofocus and LED flash
- Front Camera: 8 MP with 8x Clear Zoom, 12 Capturing Modes and Predictive Hybrid Autofocus
- Internal Storage: 16 GB (Xperia R1), 32 GB (Xperia R1 Plus)
- External Storage: Expandable up to 128 GB via microSD card (dedicated slot)
- SIM: Dual Nano
- Connectivity: 4G VoLTE, GPS, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi, FM Radio, 3.5 mm headphone jack, USB Type-C
- Colors: Black and Silver
- Battery: 2620 mAh
Have you received the Android 8.0 Oreo update on your Xperia R1 or R1 Plus already?