Chinese smartphone manufacturer Oppo today officially announced (via Amazon India) its new “Made-in-India” sub-brand for e-commerce called RealMe which they have been teasing for quite some time. RealMe has teamed up with Amazon India for the launch of its first smartphone, the RealMe 1. RealMe is supposed to bring premium smartphone features at an affordable price, but surprisingly, a fingerprint sensor is missing on their first smartphone
The RealMe 1 sports a plastic and a polymer composite material but it looks like a glass body, something we have previously seen on the OPPO F7. It features a 5.99-inch display with an aspect ratio of 18:9. Under the hood, it is powered by an Helio P60 chipset, the MediaTek substitute of Snapdragon 660. It will be offered in two configurations: 3 GB RAM + 64 GB internal space and 6 GB RAM + 128 GB internal storage which is expandable through the microSD card slot. It will be backed by a 3,410 mAh battery.
The phone will have a single 13 MP rear camera sensor and an 8 MP camera on the front with an LED flash. Features like bokeh effect are present in both cameras which are achieved by software. It runs on ColorOS on top of Android 8.1 Oreo. The smartphone allows navigation gestures through the on-screen buttons are also present. Like mentioned above, the RealMe 1 lacks a fingerprint sensor which will be replaced by Face Unlocking. Also, users can use two 4G VoLTE SIM cards simultaneously.
The RealMe 1 will be available in Solar Red, Moonlight Silver, and Diamond Black and will be exclusively available on Amazon India. As for the pricing, the 3GB/128 GB variant comes at a price tag of Rs 8,9990 while the higher 6GB/128 GB variant costs Rs 13,990. The smartphone will go on sale from May 25 at 12 pm. A 4 GB RAM + 64 GB ROM variant will also be available later with a price of Rs 10,990.
In future also, all smartphones under the RealMe brand are expected to use Amazon as a distributing partner across the country. It mainly focuses on the online segment where it is dominated by another Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi.