Oppo’s online-exclusive subbrand has started off the year with the launch of Realme C1(2019) in the entry-level segment. The Realme brand revisits the 2018 C1 budget smartphone with its ‘Mega Battery’, ‘Mega Display’, ‘Mega Storage’ combination. Let talk more details.
Realme C1 (2019) Features
This Realme C1 sports a large 6.2-inch notched display. The phone is able to maintain a 2.05mm ultra narrow bezel though it houses a compact arrangement of the earpiece, front camera and the light sensor. Courtesy of an upgraded dispensing process, the phone achieves a screen-to-body ratio of 88.8% and 19:9 screen display.
The Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protects your display from damage and scratch. Over and above this, Realme has also worked on improving the protection measures. Realme C1 would have an attractive translucent textured back panel with a three-dimensional effect.
Realme C1 (2019) is equipped with a 13 MP + 2 MP dual camera lens, coupled with a software algorithm, which enhances your portrait shots. The camera setup also features PDAF aimed at faster shutter speeds and focus.
As for your selfies, Realme offers an AI-enabled 5MP camera The company touts the AI algorithm’s beauty optimizations and 296 recognition points.
There are protection measures like facial unlock and SmartLock for safeguarding your security.
A 4230mAh battery fuels the Realme C1 (2019) which is quite impressive for a budget-centric smartphone. Realme claims 44 hours in phone calls, 18 hours playing music with WiFi and 10 hours of gaming with this amount of juice. Kudos to the company for including two core power-saving principles – “APP-freezing Power Saver” and “Quick App Freezing”, to reduce the overall power consumption.
Realme C1(2019) is powered by 1.8Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core processor. It comes in the option of a 2GB RAM + 32GB storage and 3GB RAM + 32GB storage models. The good news is the availability of a dedicated SD card slot expandable up to 256GB. The handset also supports dual 4G and dual VoLTE support.
Realme C1 (2019) Pricing and Availability
The two variants would be available exclusively on Flipkart starting 5 February 2019 at 12:00 pm. You could grab the 2GB+32GB model for Rs. 7499 and the 3GB+ 32GB storage variant for Rs. 8499. This brand new Realme phone would hit the markets in two colors viz. Ocean Blue and Deep Black.
Commenting on the launch of Realme C1 (2019), Madhav Sheth, Chief Executive Officer, Realme India, said, “Starting this year, Realme will be focusing more on investing in the budget phone segment expanding our reach to massive customers. Launching Realme C1 (2019) with 2+32 GB and 3+32 GB is a step towards our investment in the budget segment. As a youth-centric brand, listening and understanding the voice of the customers is our duty, the budget segment needed a phone that gave every Indian access to a power packed device hence we are offering Realme C1 (2019) to the customers at an affordable price. We have listened to our customer’s demand on the storage capacity and offered Realme C1 (2019) with Mega Battery, Mega Notch Display and Mega Storage, Entertainment ka Boss.”
Realme C1 Specifications
|Model||Realme C1 (2019)|
|Display||6.2-inch display, 19:9 screen-to-body ratio|
|Processor||1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core|
|RAM + Internal Storage||
|Expandable Memory||Expandable to 256GB with microSD|
|Software||Android Go 8.1 (Oreo)|
|Rear Camera||13 MP + 2 MP dual camera|
|Battery||4230 mAh, Li-ion Battery|
|SIM||Dual SIM slot, Nano+Nano SIM, Dual 4G, Dual VoLTE|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth 4.2, WiFi|
|Sensors||Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, G-Sensor, Acceleration Sensor, Pedometer, Compass|
|Ports||Micro USB, USB 2.0, 3.5mm Headphone Jack|
|Colors||Ocean Blue and Deep Black|