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Oppo Realme launch live updates: Realme 1 announced at starting price of Rs 8,990

Can Oppo derail Xiaomi and Asus with its Realme 1 smartphone

  • Published: May 15, 2018 12:06 PM IST
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Oppo’s sub-brand Realme is set to launch its first smartphone in India. The first smartphone from Realme will be called Realme1 and according to Oppo, the sub-brand will cater specifically to youth and the online retail market. With Realme, Oppo is aiming to take on Xiaomi, which accounts for nearly 60 percent of mobile devices shipped in the online retail segment.

Realme 1 is scheduled to launch at 12.30PM and will be exclusively available via Amazon India. One of the biggest pitch with Realme is that it won’t be sticking to generic design and will rather offer Realme 1 with Mirror Black finish seen on Oppo’s premium Oppo F7 smartphone. It is also promising high-end specifications including 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage.

The leaked specifications show that Realme 1 will be a high-end device with 6-inch Full HD+ display with thinner bezels. It is expected to be powered by MediaTek Helio P60 chipset and feature a 13-megapixel main camera and an 8-megapixel secondary camera. The specifications do point at Realme 1 being competitor to Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 5 Pro and Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1. The real question with Realme will be: Can it get the price right? Stay tuned for live updates:

Karthekayan Iyer May 15, 20181:04 pm

The pricing is definitely competitive against Redmi Note 5 Pro and ZenFone Max Pro M1 but how does it perform. Stay tuned to BGR India for our full review later.

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Realme 1 Price:
3GB + 32GB – Rs 8,990
4GB + 64GB – Rs 10,990
6GB + 128GB – Rs 13,990

Karthekayan Iyer May 15, 20181:02 pm

The first sale will be on May 25 and consumers will get no cost EMI option, 5 percent cashback on SBI card and benefit worth Rs 4,850 from Reliance Jio

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The company is planning 3GB RAM + 32GB storage model at Rs 8,990

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Realme 1 launch exclusively on Amazon India at Rs 13,990

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Here is full specifications:

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What about the price?

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Aditya Murthy from Amazon India is here to talk about the partnership

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The Realme 1 will also come in solar Red color, which the company claims is the color of the season

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Realme says Realme 1 will be made in India and will go through aggressive testing

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The Realme 1 comes with facial unlock. Sorry folks, there is no fingerprint sensor.

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The Realme 1 runs through ColorOS 5.0 based on Android 8.1 Oreo along with Indian theme

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Levi is showing some camera samples

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The camera also supports Vivid and Bokeh mode

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The camera also comes with AI stickers on both front as well as rear camera

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Levi says Realme 1’s camera can recognize 296 facial points using AI technology

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Time for camera, the key feature on any Oppo smartphone

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The Realme 1 comes with AI battery management, says Levi for longer battery life

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Levi says MediaTek Helio P60 can beat Snapdragon 636 found on Asus and Xiaomi smartphones

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Realme 1 comes with MediaTek Helio P60 octa-core chipset. It promises up to 50 percent performance improvement.

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Realme 1 comes with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. Li says he can’t believe so much memory on a mobile device

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He is teasing the smartphone with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage but that ain’t enough

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Levi now talks about performance

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The back is made of 12-layer nano-tech material, says Li

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The Realme 1 comes in Diamond Black finish with contoured back and reflective back surface

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Levi talks about the diamond mirror finish on the back of Realme 1

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Realme 1 is combination of design and leading technology. Levi talks about design first

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Levi Li, Chief Product Officer of Realme is on stage

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Real service, Real power and Real Quality is the mantra of this brand

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We guarantee 90 percent of service cases resolved in less than 1 hour: Seth

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Realme says it heard from consumers before creating the sub-brand under Oppo

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India has the most diverse and thriving youth power – Madhav Seth

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All pocket friendly smartphones look the same with lackluster design – Seth at Realme 1 launch

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Realme is positioned as premium mid-range smartphone brand – Madhav Seth

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Madhav calls Realme as disruptive smartphone launch in India

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Realme1 is being dubbed as best of power and style

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Madhav is from Oppo.. Now Realme

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Madhav Seth, CEO of Realme Mobiles, is on stage to talk us through the company.

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Check out the Diamond Black finish on Oppo F7: https://bit.ly/2IEcEmK

Karthekayan Iyer May 15, 201812:27 pm

Realme 1’s major USP could be its design especially the mirror black finish at the back. Is design a big priority for consumers? Tweet to us @BGRIndia

Karthekayan Iyer May 15, 201812:19 pm

Recommended Reading: Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 Review – https://bit.ly/2KZ7kIS

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Hello. You are early. Here is what we expect to see from Realme1: https://bit.ly/2rHy0VO

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Realme 1

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13MP
  • Published Date: May 15, 2018 12:06 PM IST