Idea partners Sony to offer 60GB 4G data on the new Xperia R1 & R1 Plus


Indian telecom operator Idea Cellular has teamed up with Sony India to offer additional 4G data benefits for those purchasing Xperia R1 and Xperia R1 Plus. The phones will be hitting the shelves tomorrow, November 10 and will be available both online and offline stores.

Under the offer, customers purchasing Xperia R1 and Xperia R1 Plus, will ge an additional 10GB 4G data with every recharge of Rs. 300 and above for first six recharges. So, this makes up for total 60GB additional data during the six-month period.

This means if your recharge the Xperia R1/R1 Plus with Idea's Rs. 357 plan, you will plan benefits of 1GB data per day, unlimited voice calls and 100 SMS for 28 days, plus 10GB additional data. That said, there is no FUP on the usage of 10GB data during the month.

To recap, the Sony launched the Xperia R1 and Xperia R1 Plus in India targeted at mid-range segment. They are priced at Rs. 12,990 and Rs. 14,990 respectively,  and feature 5.2-inch HD display, Snapdragon 430 processor, 13MP/8MP camera and 2620mAh battery.

The difference between the two models is in the RAM and storage department. The Xperia R1 comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage, whereas, the Xperia R1 Plus has 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage.

Both also include dedicated slot for microSD card and dual-SIM, 4G VoLTE support, USB Type-C port, Bluetooth and WiFi. They run Android Nougat out of the box, but Sony has promised an upgrade to Oreo, when it's ready. Color options include Black and Silver.
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