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.

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