OPPO Realme 1 launched in India


Enter the Chinese company's India-exclusive Realme brand, previewed a couple of weeks ago, and officially launched earlier today.

The company has launched the Realme 1 in three variants starting at Rs 8,990 for the 3GB + 32GB model, Rs 10,990 for the 4G + 64GB variant and Rs 13,990 for the high-end 6GB + 128GB version. The e-commerce platform already has a dedicated page live for the same. It runs OPPO's Colour OS built on top of Android 8.1 Oreo and has a 3,410mAh battery to power it all.

The Oppo Realme 1 features a glossy diamond-cut design similar to what the company had used on the Oppo F7 and the Oppo A3.

The phone comes with the 12nm AI CPU MediaTek Helio P60 together with AI Shot Technology and a 6GB RAM+128GB storage version. The handset appears to include a metallic framework and a glistening back panel using triangular-cut, diamond designs. The brand is called Realme, which sounds quite like Xiaomi's Redmi. Sale starts 12 noon on Amazon.in. It also has a microSD card slot for further expansion up to 256GB.

In terms of memory, it comes in two variants of 3GB RAM plus 32GB storage and 6GB RAM plus 128GB storage. The mid-range phone is tipped to house a 3410mAh battery and Realme also teased an AI battery management feature to give the phone extra juice.

The phone is powered by MediaTek Helio P60 octa-core SoC coupled with 3GB, 4GB, or 6GB of RAM depending on the variant. It sports a 6.1-inch full HD+ (2160x1080p) LCD display with 403 ppi (pixels per an inch) and 18:9 aspect ratio. The budget smartphone is targeted towards the youth of the country and comes under the "Made in India" initiative. In addition to that, you can employ two 4G SIM cards simultaneously on the RealMe 1 thanks to the Dual 4G VoLTE support.

As for Realme 1 launch offers, the smartphone is being offered with a 5 percent cashback on SBI cards, Jio benefits worth Rs. 4,850, a free case, and a free screen protector.

Along with the powerful specifications, the Realme 1 also offers attractive design. The background processes are automatically shut down to save the battery as the processor learns user's usage habits.

It has 13 megapixels rear camera with LED flash and f/2.2 aperture. Instead, it relies on AI-assisted Face Unlock for unlocking the phone, which is said to unlock the phone in less than 0.1 seconds. The front camera has AI Beauty mode which is said to recognize 296 facial points based on gender to enhance selfies.