The Oppo owned Realme has launched another new phone in India today, on September 27. And it’s not the Realme 2 Pro, but a rather special phone that will compete with the likes of the Redmi 6 Pro, Nokia 5.1 Plus, and others. The new device is called Realme C1, and it is a budget smartphone that comes with some really interesting features such as, a fibre glass body and 6.2 inch LCD IPS panel which can be expected at a price in India of Rs. 6,999. This is a new series of smartphone from Realme, who have been known to launch well spec’d devices for very affordable pricing. We weren’t really expecting Realme to launch this at the event today, but here we are.
Realme C1: Price in India, Sale Date
The all new Realme C1 has been launched in India at a price tag in India of Rs. 6,999 only. Yes, that is an eye-popping price for a phone with some really good features. This is an introductory price for Diwali, so it could see an increase after a while.
The phone will be available for purchase starting on October 11 on Flipkart. Once again, the device will be a Flipkart only exclusive, just like the other Realme products. This will be a flash sale, which will start at 2PM on the day, so you will have to be fast if you want to get your hands on one.
Realme C1: Specifications, Features
Let us now talk about the features and specifications of the new Realme C1. This is a budget smartphone, as you already know, but packs a lot of punch for the price.
The Realme C1 features a fiber glass body that gives the phone a glossy look, and a premium feel. Unlike the Realme 2 and 2 Pro, it doesn’t feature any gradients or patterns on the back panel. The phone gets a simple back, with two color options for now; Black, and Blue. On the front, you get a large 6.2-inch LCD IPS panel with a notch at the top, HD+ resolution, and a tall aspect ratio similar to the Realme 2 Pro. That’s a lot of display for the price, and it doesn’t end there. The phone is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor, which is a pretty good budget chipset. It should be enough to let users play regular games, browse the web, watch videos, and more.
The SD 450 chipset is paired with 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage. You can, however, add extra storage up to 256GB, using a dedicated microSD card slot. The phone supports dual SIM as well, and comes with a 2+1 SIM tray, which lets you use two SIMs and a microSD card at the same time. Yes, the RAM is quite low, but you can’t really expect a lot when you’re paying Rs. 6,999.
Let’s move to the camera setup on the phone. The Realme C1 comes with a dual-rear camera setup, which is a really good feature on such a low priced device. There aren’t any other devices that get a dual-rear camera at this price. It features a primary 13MP sensor, which is paired with a 2MP depth sensor. On the front, there’s a 5MP camera for selfies with AI features.
Another big feature about this phone, is its battery. The phone comes with a large 4230mAh battery, which is a big deal for a lot of consumers in India. Customers usually look at this feature, and it will surely help the phone sell a lot. Finally, the phone comes with Android 8.1 Oreo software with Oppo’s ColorOS 5.1 on top. The phone doesn’t have a fingerprint scanner at the back, but you do get an AI facial unlock feature. There’s a 3.5mm headphone jack as well.