OPPO, the famous Chinese brand, has recently announced its new India-specific sub-brand dubbed as Relame with OPPO Realme 1 being the first device of the new lineup. The new smartphone is exclusively launched for Indian customers on Amazon India.
The move is considered to be in response to Xiaomi’s Redmi series that is getting enormous response in India for its premium featured budget friendly devices.
OPPO Realme 1 – Features
The Oppo Realme 1 features a 6-inch full-HD+ display with 2160 x 1080 pixels screen resolution and an 84.75 percent screen-to-body ratio. Unfortunately, the smartphone doesn’t have a fingerprint sensor, however, it does have face unlock that can unlock the device in just 0.1 seconds.
The smartphone gets powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio P60 processor clocked at 2GHz along with another dual-core AI-specific chip. OPPO has introduced three variants of Realme 1 with 3GB/32GB, 4GB/64GB and 6GB/128GB storage options. However, all three models come with a dedicated microSD card slot, enabling users to further expand the storage capacity.
As far as camera department is concerned, OPPO Relme 1 sports a 13MP camera on the rear along with an LED flash. Another 8MP snapper is affixed on the front for taking selfies and making video calls. OPPO claims that the front lens comes with company’s own AI Beauty 2.0 feature that offers 296-point facial recognition along with beautification features. The device also features AR stickers for both the front and rear cameras.
As of software, the Realme 1 runs on ColorOS 5.0 that is based on Android 8.1 Oreo operating system. The phone is fueled by a 3,410mAh battery and is optimized by AI Battery Management feature.
OPPO Realme 1 – Pricing and Availability
As said earlier, the OPPO Realme 1 is an India-specific device and Amazon India starts first sale of the 6GB/128GB variant on May 25 with price tag of INR 13,990 (~$206, PKR 23,900).
The other variants of 3GB/32GB and 4GB/64GB storage will be made available in India next month with price tags of INR 8,990 (~$133, PKR 15,400) and INR 10,990 (~$162, PKR 18,800) respectively.
The Realme 1 will be available in three color options — Diamond Black, Moonlight Silver, and Solar Red.
OPPO Realme 1 – Specifications
|OS||Android 8.1 Oreo with ColorOS 5.0|
|Networks||2G, 3G, 4G LTE|
|CPU||2.0 GHz quad-core Cortex-A73 + 2.0 GHz quad-core Cortex-A53|
|Chipset||MediaTek Helio P60|
|Display||6″ 18:9 LCD with FHD+ (2160 x 1080) resolution|
|Primary Camera||13 MP, LED flash, f/2.2|
|Secondary Camera||8 MP, f/2.2, facial unlock|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, audio-jack|