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Oppo Realme 1 launching in India

The Oppo Realme 1 borrows the glossy diamond-cut design from the F7 and A3 models. (Source: AndroidCentral)
The Oppo Realme 1 borrows the glossy diamond-cut design from the F7 and A3 models. (Source: AndroidCentral)
Realme is Oppo's first brand created specifically for the Indian youth in search for a premium mid-range smartphone with affordable prices. The Realme 1 offers a large 2160 x 1080 6-inch IPS LCD screen together with a MediaTek Helio P60 octa-core SoC coupled with either 3/4/6 GB RAM and 32/64/128 GB storage. The camera setup includes a modest 8 MP selfie + 13 MP main.

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In the past several years, the Indian smartphone market has grown to be one of the largest in the world, with some Chinese smartphone makers like Xiaomi and Oppo even producing exclusive models for India. Just recently, Oppo teamed up with Amazon India to launch a new smartphone brand called Realme, which targets the youth. The new Realme 1 phone has a glossy diamond-cut design, similar to that of the F7 and A3 models, and Oppo is marketing it as a mid-range phone with premium features, but an affordable price.

Oppo equipped the Realme 1 with a 2160 x 1080 18:9 6-inch IPS LCD, which is usually featured on more expensive variants. The MediaTek Helio P60 octa-core SoC is indeed indicative of a mid-range model, but Oppo allows its customers to choose between three variants that include 3 GB RAM + 32 GB storage, 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage, or 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage. Users may expand the default storage to 256 GB through the included microSD slot.

As it is targeted for the younger population, the Realme 1 includes a camera setup made up of one 8 MP selfie shooter with f/2.2 aperture and one 13 MP rear shooter with f/2.2 aperture and LED flash. Oppo included some AI-powered features like the 296-point facial recognition algorithm that can identify gender, skin color and age among other traits. Another AI-powered feature is the face unlock system, which allows users to unlock the phone through face identification.

The list of features also includes 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, audio jack and a generous 3,410 mAh battery. The Realme 1 is running Android 8.1 together with the highly customized ColorOS 5.0 launcher. For color options, users will be able to choose among Diamond Black, Solar Red and later on Moonlight Silver.

Oppo’s Realme 1 will go on sale beginning May 25, but only the 6 GB RAM version will be initially available for ~US$205. The 3 GB RAM version will be priced at ~US$131, while the 4 GB one will cost ~US$161, and both will be available in late June.

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Bogdan Solca, 2018-05-15 (Update: 2018-05-15)
Bogdan Solca
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I stepped into the wonderous IT&C world when I was around 7. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, be them from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I like to keep myself up to date with all the new technologies that get released at an ever increasing rate these days. I'm also an avid SciFi reader, an astrophysics aficionado and, as of late, a crypto geek.