Realme has officially unveiled their cheapest smartphone to date, the Realme C1.
During the launch of the Realme 2 Pro, the company shocked everyone when they shifted gears and announced a second phone that caught attendees by surprise.
The Realme C1 is an entry-level smartphone which was made from the same mold as the Realme 2, albeit with a cheaper plastic side frame and back panel. But instead of the 3GB + 32GB and 4GB + 64GB configurations, the Realme C1 only has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage but with microSD storage expansion support.
Powering the phone is a respectable Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chipset. As usual, there’s a notch at the top part of the 6.2-inch 1520 x 720 pixel resolution screen. There’s also a dual-camera setup on the back, consisting of a 13-megapixel and 2-megapixel sensors.
UPDATE: Here’s our review.
OPPO Realme C1 Specs
- Android 8.1 Oreo, ColorOS 5.1
- Dual SIM, Dual Standby (nano, dedicated)
- 6.2-inch HD+ IPS Display, 1520 x 720 pixel resolution, ~271ppi
- 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core processor
- Adreno 506 GPU
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB internal storage, microSD support up to 256GB
- 3G, HSPA+, LTE
- 13-megapixel f/2.2 + 2-megapixel f/2.4 rear cameras with LED flash
- 5-megapixel front-facing camera, f/2.2
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
- FM Radio
- Bluetooth 4.2
- GPS, A-GPS
- Dimensions: 156.2 x 75.6 x 8.2 mm
- Weight: 168 g
- Colors: Ocean Blue, Deep Black
- 4,230mAh non-removable battery
Unlike the Realme 2, the Realme C1 doesn’t have a fingerprint scanner and the diamond-pattern design is obviously missing. It makes up for it by having face unlock support, so security is still covered.
The Realme C1 has a price tag of INR 6,999 (~Php5,300 / USD 96) in India. We’re not yet sure if it will every make it in the Philippines, but recent reports say that Realme is coming to the country.