Realme C11: 150,000 units moved in just 2 minutes


Realme C11

Today was the big day for all Indian customers that have been waiting for the Realme C11. The new smartphone is a low-end device with compelling specifications. It may not be really impressive in comparison with modern mid-range phones, but represents a new era for low-end devices. Apparently, the handset will sell pretty well in the country considering that in just minutes, Realme moved 150,000 units in the country.

Realme C11 is available in a single variant with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of Internal Storage. It comes with an INR 7,499 price tag which is just around $99. The company is selling the C11 via its local site and Flipkart. Customers who weren’t able to purchase a unit today will have another chance on July 29 at noon local time when the C11 goes on its second sale. We have to say that 150K units are an expressive number, especially for a smartphone that does not have the same appeal as other mid-range and premium devices. The fact is that it delivers a lot for the price.

The Realme C11 boasts a MediaTek Helio G35 chipset, which is an Octa-Core chipset with 8x Cortex-A53 cores. It may not be impressive as other chipsets running with Cortex-A75 or A76 cores. But it’s really good at this price point. Last year, most of the low-end phones were selling with Quad-Core chipsets. Now having an Octa-Core phone for the sub-$100 price tag is simply amazing.

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However, Realme C11 is more than just a phone with adequate performance for most applications. It’s a good device for media consumption since it boasts a 6.5-inch HD+ LCD display with a 5,000mAh battery and reverse charging support. The biggest downside is that there’s no fast-charging support since it ships with a micro USB port. Moreover, there’s no fingerprint scanner meaning no biometric authentication.

On the camera front, the device has a single 5MP selfie shooter which should be enough for video-calls and modest selfies. Moving around to the back we have a main 13MP camera that is joined by a 2MP depth unit. It’s a modest camera setup, but the software includes the Nightscape mode. The C11 is the first Realme device to bet on a square-ish camera array, and curiously, this design language will come once again within the company’s next flagship.

REALME C11 SPECIFICATIONS

  • 6.52-inch (1600 x 720 pixels) HD+ 20:9 mini-drop display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3+ protection
  • 2.3GHz Octa-Core MediaTek Helio G35 12nm processor with IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU
  • 2GB LPDDR4x RAM, 32GB (eMMC 5.1) storage, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
  • Dual SIM (nano + nano + microSD)
  • Realme UI based on Android 10
  • 13MP rear camera with f/2.2 aperture, LED flash, PDAF, 2MP depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture
  • 5MP front-facing camera with f/2.4 aperture
  • Splash resistant (P2i coating)
  • 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
  • Dimensions: 164.4×75.9×9.1mm; Weight: 196g
  • Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5, GPS/ GLONASS/ Beidou, micro USB
  • 5000mAh battery with 10w charging
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