In Pictures: Realme 1

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Oppo’s new sub-brand, Realme has just launched its first smartphone. Called the Realme 1, the phone’s highlight seems to be its design as well as its value for money. The phone borrows the design from Oppo’s current flagship, the Oppo F7, and is available in three different RAM and storage variants. Let’s take a quick look at what the phone has to offer.

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First, let’s see what the three phones are priced at and when they will be available.

  • 3GB RAM/32GB storage: Rs 8,990, available from May 25
  • 4GB RAM/64GB storage: Rs 10,990, available from June
  • 6GB RAM/128GB storage: Rs 13,990, available from May 25

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The first thing anyone would notice about phone is the rear panel. The Realme 1 borrows the glossy rear panel as well as the faceted design from its elder sibling, the OPPO F7. The company notes that the phone uses a 12-layer nanotech composite material that consists of 10-nanometer titanium and a 20-nanometer niobium oxides.

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The top half of the Realme 1 rear panel features the 13MP rear camera with an LED flash next to it. With the Realme logo centrally placed. You’ll notice that the fingerprint sensor is missing. The phone eschews a fingerprint sensor in lieu of Face Unlock.

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The Realme 1 is equipped with a 6-inch FHD+ display with a resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels. The phone also sports an 18:9 display, like the OPPO F7. However, the phone does not feature a notch on the display. Instead, the phone uses traditional bezels.

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For selfies, the Realme 1 features a 8MP front facing camera. Like its elder sibling, the phone offers an AI-mode aims to automatically add beauty effects to a users selfie. There is also a screen flash that is aimed at improving image brightness at night.

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The Realme 1 features a metallic frame with the power button the the right edge, and the volume rocker on the left. The SIM card slot is located on the right edge to the device.

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Speaking of the SIM card slot, the Realme 1 offers a triple card slot instead of a hybrid slot. This lets users user two SIM card as well as a microSD card.

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On the bottom of the phone is the microUSB port, which is flanked by the speaker, 3.5mm headphone jack and the microphone. 

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The Realme 1 comes with ColourOS 5.0, which is based on Android Oreo v8.1. Powering the Realme 1 is an octa-core MediaTek Helio P60 SoC. This chipset is manufactured using the 12nm FinFET process and features a big.LITTLE architecture. This includes four A53 efficiency cores and four A73 cores for performance intensive tasks.

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