The Realme series launched in May 2018 was created by top smartphone brand OPPO as a response to the budget-conscious consumers. The target market is basically the younger generation around the globe. With the series' top-notch specifications and excellent affordability factor, the Realme phones are gradually getting the attention they deserve. The last Realme smartphone released was the Realme 2 series.
But, just when everyone thought the Realme series has already concluded, OPPO surprised the public with its recent revelation. Lately, a new entry-level smartphone called the Realme C1 was launched in Indonesia. Credited to be the new entry-level king, the Realme C1 aims to satisfy the optimum smartphone cravings of budget consumers. Featuring a large 6.2-inch regular notch screen, a Snapdragon octa-core processor with 2GB RAM, and a glossy body finish, it is a strong contender for the top spot among quality budget smartphones.
The Realme C1 is very similar to the Realme 2 Pro and the OPPO A3s when it comes to the widescreen and notch. It also has the same metallic side finish that makes it firmer to hold and comfortable to control. With its 4,230mAh battery, you get around 10 hours of gaming experience, 15 hours of video playback, and 18 hours of music playback. Using this ideal battery life, the younger ones can definitely get the best value for money. Internal storage is at 16GB, expandable up to 256GB via microSD. Not bad for an introductory smartphone.
The C1's back looks pretty much like the OPPO A3s, with its glossy effect and apparent lack of fingerprint scanner. The phone's facial recognition unlock feature works rather quickly so there's no need for a swift fingerprint scan. For an entry-level smartphone, the photos are satisfactorily decent using its 13MP + 2MP f/2.2 aperture PDAF dual-rear cameras with LED flash and AI, and 5MP f/2.2 aperture, 1.12um pixels for the front cam with AI.
Priced at around IDR 1,499,000 or about PHP 5,000, the Realme C1's availability in the Philippines is yet to be announced. Let's hope it is sometime soon.
- Images from realme.com