After teasing the launch of a new online-only, sub-brand Realme, Oppo has finally launched the Realme 1 smartphone in India today. With the new brand, Oppo wants to target the Youth who prefer buying things online. And just like Oppo smartphones, the Realme 1 builds on the selfie-centric identity. Also Read - OnePlus, Oppo to work together for developing new productsAlso Read - Realme X9 Pro, Race Pro to launch in Q1, 2021; specifications leaked
In addition to optics, the Realme also includes Artificial Intelligence (AI) within its feature set. Although Oppo already uses AI to beautify selfies, the Realme 1 is capable of doing a lot more. The smartphone features AI battery management feature to intelligently extend the battery life, and AI shot feature to help you look the best in your selfies. Also Read - Today's Tech News: Snapdragon 870 SoC launched, Realme X7 India launch
Oppo Realme 1 price in India and availability
The Realme 1 will be offered in three storage variants. The 3GB RAM with 32GB storage priced at Rs 8,990, the 4GB RAM with 64GB variant priced at Rs 10,990, and the top end variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage will set you back by Rs 13,990. It will be available exclusively via Amazon India starting May 25, 12:00PM onwards. Realme 1 will be offered in Diamond Black color variant, just like Oppo F7 Diamond Black edition device. At its price point, the Realme 1 will compete with the likes of Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1, Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro, Nokia 6 (2018) and Honor 9 Lite among others.
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Oppo Realme 1 price specifications and features
The Realme 1 flaunts a 6-inch full HD+ IPS LCD display running at a resolution of 2160x1080pixels, pixel density of 403ppi, and an aspect ratio of 18:9. Thankfully, there is no display notch here. Under the hood, the smartphone comes with an AI-powered MediaTek Helio P60 octa-core SoC made on 12nm process, paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB onboard storage. You also get a dedicated microSD card slot for further expansion.
Photography has always been the core highlight of Oppo phones, and the same continues with Realme 1 as well. The smartphone comes with a 13-megapixel rear camera with PDAF, and AI-powered DSLR-like depth effects to your photos. Up front, you get an 8-megapixel front camera, with AI-powered portrait mode. Both front and rear cameras include AI sticker features, just like Instagram and Snapchat.
In terms of connectivity, you get Bluetooth 4.2, microUSB, Wi-Fi and GPS, along with 4G LTE and VoLTE HD voice calling. The smartphone is armed with a 3,410mAh battery, and it runs on Android 8.1 Oreo OS. While Realme 1 ditches the fingerprint sensor for biometric authentication, it does come with facial unlocking feature where your face is the password to unlock your smartphone.
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