Finally, the Nuts series by Smartisan is going to embrace a flagship after several mid-rangers. It has been confirmed by the company’s VP Wu Dezhou: the man has published a very long post on the microblogging platform Weibo hinting at flagship-level specs. The handset will be called Smartisan Nuts R1 and, with its post, Dezhou has confirmed that it will sport the best Qualcomm SoC of 2018. We are referring to the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 running at a frequency of 2.8 GHz.
No other details of the specs sheet have been revealed, but the post reveals many important features of the device. Smartisan Nuts R1 will boast interesting input-related innovations: according to reports, we will see a brand new gesture control. The device will have high screen-to-body ratio, which makes the presence of the gesture control a more reliable hypothesis. According to the post, it will also have an improved camera, and it would not be the first time that Smartisan releases an outstanding device in terms of photo quality, even in low light conditions. Artificial intelligence will also play an important role and it was expected as the device boasts a Snapdragon 845 SoC which has a dedicated module for AI.
We still do not know whether AI will only be focused to improve camera performance or even the user experience. At last, it has been confirmed that the device will support a wireless and fast charging technology. This means that Smartisan Nuts R1 will not have a full aluminum unibody design as it is currently impossible for full metal devices to support wireless charging. Given that it will be a flagship, it will have either a glass or a ceramic back. Further, expect a singular and original design (and user interface) just like every other device released by Smartisan. The device will be officially announced at the Beijing National Stadium on May 15.