Oppo has today pulled off a Xiaomi with the launch of the first Realme brand smartphone in India. The Realme 1 that is its first offering, leaked last week and is now official. This awesome Redmi Noe 5 Pro competitor has not only the looks but also the raw power that is accompanied by an ultra-aggressive price tag. The Realme 1 starts at Rs 8,990 and is an Amazon exclusive.
The Realme 1 comes with a familiar metal chassis and the rear borrows a glass Diamond Black finish seen before on the Oppo F7. The handset has a mainstream 5.99-inch FHD+ display with an 18:9 aspect ratio, thankfully without a notch. Oppo now offers the MediaTek Helio P60 with this entry-level offering which is insane considering it comes with the Oppo F7 that costs Rs 23,000. Furthermore, the handset has Android 8.1 Oreo on board painted with Color OS 5.0.
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Camera-wise, the handset seems to lag behind the Note 5 Pro. The rear is home to a single 13MP shooter while the front houses an 8MP shooter. Oppo has made a controversial decision and omitted the fingerprint reader off this one with just face unlock available as the default authentication.
The 4G VoLTE Realme 1 has three slots, 2 for SIM cards and a dedicated SD card slot which is another big plus for budget phones. The handset has a 3,400mAh battery that does not come with quick charge.
The Realme 1 comes in Diamond Black, Solar Red, Moonlight Silver colours. There are three variants:
3GB+32GB costs Rs 8,990 ($132 approx)
4GB+64GB costs Rs 10,990 ($161 approx)
6GB+128GB costs Rs 13,990 ($206 approx)