Realme 1 is a Mid-range Monster

 Realme, the new online range from Oppo, redefines value

May 21 2018: In the premier league of smart phones, the Realme 1 is like the Rajasthan Royals -- lot of fire power  economically achieved! The recently launched Realme 1 is the start of a new sub-brand from Oppo, where the devices will be sold exclusively online: a mix of specs and design that will compete with the crowded value phone segment in India. Realme  demolishes the myth that you either get design or performance with a mid-range design, not both.

The back cover uses 10 nanometer titanium mixed with other oxides to provide a metallic, shiny but low-weight design. The 6-inch full screen device is powered by a 3410 mAh battery, and the Helio P 60 octa core processor in addition to a separate dual core AI processor. The AI processor is used to understand your user pattern and give you a more personalized experience, besides providing better image analysis and optimized camera performance, especially facial recognition and selfie enhancements. The device also uses AI for better battery management and an in-built assistant that gives you a dashboard of appointments, flights etc. The 13 MP + 8MP camera configuration compliments the 18:9 aspect ratio.

Realme 1 comes with a triple SIM slot that allows two 4G SIMs in addition to an extra SD card to provide upto 256 GB of storage space. Available in black, silver and red colours, the black model comes with an 'art of light' design which creates a contemporary chiseled light effect at the back, making it look rather stylish. The 3 GB + 32 GB variant is priced Rs. 8,990, while the 6 GB + 128 GB variant costs Rs. 13,990.

The devices will be available exclusively on Amazon from May 25th.  A 4 GB + 64 GB variant will be available later in June  at Rs. 10,990. If a mid-range combo of style and specs is what you are looking for, the Realme1 merits your serious consideration.  VISHNU ANAND