Oppo today officially took the wraps off its new sub-brand, RealMe which it has been teasing for quite a while now. Its first smartphone, RealMe 1 hopes to trump the Redmi ascendency with a series of features you’d normally find on more premium smartphones. That, however, does not include a fingerprint sensor.
The RealMe 1’s biggest highlight is its exterior which might seem like glass but is made out of plastic and a polymer composite material just like its elder sibling — the F7. There’s a 6-inch tall screen on the front which has an aspect ratio of 18:9. Under the hood, the phone is powered by the Helio P60, a MediaTek equivalent of the Snapdragon 660. It comes with either 3 or 6GB of RAM, 32 or 128GB internal storage which is expandable through a dedicated MicroSD card slot, and a 3410mAh battery which is not compatible with quick charging.
The RealMe 1 has only a single 13-megapixel sensor on the rear and an 8-megapixel selfie snapper on the front. Both of them let you blur the background and create depth-of-field effects. The RealMe 1 comes preloaded with Android 8.1 with a layer of the company’s own ColorOS skin.
The software also allows you to ditch traditional onscreen keys with navigation gestures. Like a few other entry-level Oppo smartphones, the RealMe 1 lacks a fingerprint sensor and instead, expects you to entirely rely on a face unlock feature. In addition to that, you can employ two 4G SIM cards simultaneously on the RealMe 1 thanks to the Dual 4G VoLTE support. There are three color options — Solar Red, Moonlight Silver, and Diamond Black.
The Oppo RealMe 1 will be exclusively available on Amazon for Rs 8,990 for the 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage and Rs 13,990 for 6GB RAM, 128GB internal storage. It will go on sale starting from this month’s 25th at 12 PM. Another variant with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal memory will be available sometime later for Rs 10,990.
Oppo RealMe 1 Specifications
- Weight: 158g
- 6-inch 1080p LCD screen (2280×1080), 18:9 aspect ratio, Gorilla glass protection
- 3410mAh battery
- Helio P60 octa-core chipset
- 3/6GB of RAM, 32/128GB of internal storage, dedicated SD card slot
- 13-megapixel rear camera, LED flash
- 8-megapixel front camera
- Android 8.1, ColorOS 5.0