The Smartisan Nut R1 series was released back on May 15th and it is the company’s flagship for 2018. The Nut R1 was officially announced in two variants: Carbon Black and Pure White, but the latter has never seen the light of day until now.
On July 6th at 10AM, the Pure White variant finally sold over on Chinese e-store Jingdong but that didn’t last long, quickly running out of units. At that point some online users were wondering when they could actually gets their hands on one themselves; the company responded that next week will be it. They will hopefully have enough units to supply the demand.
Prior to the news, the company’s CEO – Wu Dezhou – revealed that the pure white version was more difficult to produce but that production capacity had been greatly improved, and thus will soon be available for sale.
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Compared to the carbon black variant, the pure white version does not have the thin red lining in the middle of the frame, looking more seamless, at least visually. The machine’s middle frame, back, front panel are in pure white as well.
Specs wise, the Nut R1 is equipped with a 6.17-inch full-screen display, it boasts a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, 6GB+128GB and 8GB+128GB memory versions, rear 12MP + 20MP shooters and a 24MP selfie snapper. Battery capacity is 3600mAh.
As far as pricing goes, the 6GB+128GB version will be priced 3,999 yuan ($600), meanwhile the 8GB+128GB model will sell for 4,499 yuan ($670).
I like the fact that the front bezels are white too, much better than those that leave the front bezels black regardless of the back colour.