Smartisan has launched a new Pure White colour variant of the Nut R1 with 512GB storage and a decent price tag. The Smartisan Nut R1 is the company’s 2018 flagship which was announced in May. The smartphone was spectacular for other reasons aside from its stunning design. The device comes as the company’s first model with 1TB of internal storage and indeed the first smartphone to have such huge storage capacity. It initially comes in Black colour only but a Pure White variant available in 6GB + 128GB and 8GB + 128GB was announced last month. Perhaps buoyed by the popularity of the new colour variant, Smartisan now decided to add a variant with 512GB UFS 2.1 flash memory.
The new variant comes with 8GB LPDDR4X memory and apart from the RAM and storage, the model is basically similar to the regular Nut R1. The device is entirely coated in white with the red accent on the black variant absent. The variant is priced at 4,999 yuan ($726) which is similar to the 8GB RAM + 512GB Black coloured variant.
As a reminder, the Smartisan Nut R1 comes with an expansive 6.17-inch pressure sensitive display with a 2242 x 1080 resolution and an 18.7:9 aspect ratio. The display is protected by a Gorilla Glass 3 protection and equally has 1500:1 contrast ratio, and a 96% color gamut (DCI-P3). The device packs an ultra-thin body and as a result, there is no 3.5mm audio jack but it ships with a 3.5mm to USB-C adapter inside the retail box. It features a dual camera setup comprising a 12MP Sony IMX363 sensor and a second 20MP Sony IMX350 lens. While at the front, there is a 24MP camera. The Nut R1 is powered by a Snapdragon 845 chipset and has a host of network bands including LTE Band 20 which positions it for sales overseas. Keeping the lights on is a 3600mAh battery.