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OPPO debuts sub-brand smartphone Realme 1

by | May 16, 2018 | Smartphones

OPPO is at it again. Their sub-brand, dubbed Realme, has just released its first smartphone, the beastly midranger, Realme 1. With it, OPPO is directly hitting big competition such as the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro and ASUS Zenfone Max M1 (read our hands-on article).

The phone is now officially launched in India, where it’s expected to thrive. Its internals and features all but assures this, with a reliable MediaTek Helio P60 processor, a promising 6GB RAM/128GB internal storage combo, and a hefty 3,410mAh battery all stuffed in its beautiful exterior. Speaking of which, the phone is coated in OPPO’s Diamond Black finish, which looks stunning. The phone also comes packed with a 13-megapixel rear camera with phase detection autofocus (PDAF) and an 8-megapixel camera on the front.

Here are the complete specs:

  • 6.0-inch FHD+ (2280 x 1080) 18:9 display, 403ppi
  • MediaTek Helio P60 octa-core processor
  • 4 x 2.0 GHz ARM Cortex-A73 + 4 x 2.0 GHz ARM Cortex-A53
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Mali-G72 MP3 GPU
  • 3GB/6GB RAM
  • 32GB/128GB storage
  • Expandable via microSD up to 256GB (dedicated slot)
  • 13MP rear camera
  • 8MP AI front camera
  • Dual-SIM (Triple-slot)
  • 4G LTE
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth
  • GPS
  • Facial scanner
  • Color OS 5.0 (Android 8.1 Oreo)
  • 3,410mAh battery
  • 156.5 x 75.2 x 7.8mm
  • 155g
  • Solar Red, Diamond Black

The Realme 1 will retail in two variants, the 3GB / 32GB model and the aforementioned 6GB / 128 GB model. Both will be available exclusively on Amazon India, with a price tag of Rs. 8,990 (~Php 6,951) and Rs. 13,990 (~Php 10,817), respectively. OPPO will also sell a 4GB / 64GB model in June.

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