The Smartisan Nut 3 was announced yesterday as a mid-range phone with the build and design of a high-end flagship. However, it seems the main flagship phone is on the way.
A new Smartisan phone with model number DE106 was seen on the website of the Chinese Certification Commision. The certificate was issued on March 30th and mentions that the phone supports 18W fast charging.
Sources say this might be the Smartisan R1 flagship said to be in development. The R1 is rumored to come with a full-screen IPS display and not AMOLED. It will have its fingerprint scanner on the rear underneath the Smartisan hammer logo and may have a Snapdragon 845 processor powering it.
Smartisan has an event for May 15 and it is expected to launch a new OS. The new OS whose development is led by the CEO, Luo Yonghao, is said to have AI features baked into with a focus on speech recognition as the most preferred method of interaction. it is also said to increase a user’s efficiency by over 200%. I guess this means time is saved from scrolling and typing.
The Smartisan R1 is expected to also launch on the same day.