Realme 1 Smartphone Launched in India starting Rs.8,990

Realme is the name of a new e-commerce sub-brand of the smartphone giant OPPO, which entered the Indian market yesterday with a big bang. The brand made its debut in India by launching Realme 1 smartphone, which according to Realme is targeted towards the youth of the country. The smartphone packs some great features and a cool design, which will definitely attract the younger audience. According to Realme, the Realme 1 smartphone packs the World's first 12nm AI powered CPU, together with AI Camera and an impressive combo of 6GB RAM and 128GB internal memory. Realme partnered with Amazon and the Realme 1 device will be exclusively available in India via Amazon, starting 25th May 2018, 12 noon onwards. Lets check what it packs underneath that shiny body.


Realme 1 Technical Specifications & Features

  • Realme 1 sports a 6" Inch Full HD IPS LCD Display of resolution 1080 x 2160 pixels. The pixel density is ~402 ppi and you get 79% screen to body ratio and 18:9 aspect ratio.
  • Powered by a Mediatek MT6771 Helio P60 chipset, which is said to be World's first 12nm AI powered CPU, the processor is Octo-Core (2.0GHz x 4 Cortex-A73 & 2.0GHz x 4 Cortex-A53) along with Mali-G72 MP3 GPU.
  • There are two variants of Realme 1 smartphone, the first comes with 6GB RAM & 128GB internal storage, the other one comes with 3GB RAM & 32GB memory. You can further expand your storage memory by using the dedicated MicroSD slot. It supports MicroSD cards up to 256GB.
  • The rear camera is a 13 Megapixel sensor and features Phase Detection Autofocus, LED flash and Full HD 1080p video recording at 30 fps. The front camera is an 8 Megapixel sensor, both the cameras come with portrait mode for adding background blur to your pictures. The AI Shot Technology helps in enhancing your pictures based on your facial features, giving you a more realistic and natural look.
  • Realme 1 runs on Android OS, out-of-the-box comes with Android 8.1 Oreo installed, topped by Color OS 5.0, which has been completely revamped and comes with a new interface.
  • Battery wise you get 3410 mAh non-removable Li-ion battery. The AI Battery management helps achieve a longer battery backup, temperature control and an overall better performance.
  • The smartphone is 7.8 mm in thickness, weighs around 155 grams and supports Dual SIM with 4G network support. Comes in three color options, Diamond Black, Solar Red and Moonlight Silver
Realme announced the launch of a new variant of Realme 1, which will come with 4GB RAM & 64GB internal memory. This variant will enter the Indian market sometime next month and will be priced at Rs.10,990 INR.

And for the pricing of other Realme 1 variants.

6GB RAM & 128GB ROM - Rs.13,990
3GB RAM & 32GB ROM  - Rs.8,990

The 6GB RAM & 3GB RAM variants will be available in Diamond Black & Solar Red colors. The upcoming 4GB RAM variant will be available in Moonlight silver & Diamond Black colors.

Availability & Offers

The Realme 1 smartphone 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant & 3GB RAM + 32GB storage variant will go on sale, starting 25th May 2018, 12 noon onwards. The smartphones are exclusively available via Amazon India


People who will buy Realme 1, will be offered a No Cost EMI on with exciting offers for SBI cardholders, 5% cash back, and for Jio customers a cashback of INR 4850/-. Realme 1 buyers will also be offered Amazon Prime deliveries for their orders. 


As for the offline support, Realme will enter the Indian market with 500+ offline service centers across India, handled by OPPO.

Final Words

Realme 1 looks like a great start for Realme, the pricing of the phone is on point and quite competitive. The Diamond black design is quite similar to what we saw on OPPO F7, same goes for other color variants, the Diamond black smartphone has a 12 layer nanotech composite material which gives it a shiny diamond like look, quite appealing to the eyes


The camera app comes with quite a lot of features, including inbuilt AR stickers which will come handy while taking selfies. Since the device does not come with a fingerprint sensor, you get facial unlock feature which takes less than 0.1 second to unlock the device and is quite secure, according to the brand. Overall I was happy with what I saw, the first impressions with the smartphone were great and I can't wait to get my hands on it for a full-fledge review. I hope this article was helpful, please share it and leave your comments below. 


About Jimmie Luthra

Jimmie Luthra is a Mariner, Tech enthusiast, Blogger and Gadget reviewer. He is fond of technology and is usually found playing with some piece of tech. He is also a Guitarist, Music lover & fitness freak.
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