The Shenzhen-based Chinese smartphone maker – Realme has announced its new C1 is all set to go on sale in India starting today. Flipkart will be the official and exclusive sales partner though the phone can also be ordered via the official company website as well.
The Realme C1 (2019) is however identical to the C1 that was launched in the country last year, except that there is a new memory and storage variant on offer this time. That refers to the one with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage compared to last year’s model that offered 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage that was launched last year. The 2019 Realme C1 also has its storage expandable to a max of up to 256 GB.
The rest of the specifications happens to be the same. That includes a Snapdragon 450 chipset coupled to the Adreno 406 GPU. The phone comes pre-loaded with Android Oreo 8.1 with the company’s proprietary ColorOS 5.1 running on top.
The 2019 Realme C1 comes with a 6.2-inch HD+ display having a resolution of 720 x 1520 pixels. The display features a small rectangular notch at the top with a slim chin at the bottom, which coupled to the almost non-existent bezels along the sides makes for quite an exciting front-end design. The display otherwise has a 19:9 aspect ratio and an impressive 88.8 percent screen to body ratio.
For optics, there is the 5-megapixel selfie cam at the front. The cam is backed by an AI powered picture enhancing software which the company claims will be able to recognise 296 points and offer enhancements accordingly.
The rear features a dual lens setup comprising of a 13-megapixel primary cam and a 2-megapixel secondary lens. The phone also comes with several predefined picture modes such as PDAF, Intelligent AI Beauty setting or the portrait mode.
These apart, the Realme C1 2019 also comes with several smart features such as App-freezing Power Saver or Quick App Freezing for optimum utilization of the rather impressive 4,230mAh battery that the phone comes with. The phone also boasts of Face Lock and SmartLock feature but no fingerprint sensor.
Then there is the usual set of sensors onboard such as accelerometer, pedometer and such. Connectivity options with the C1 include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, Micro-USB, as well as a 3.5mm headphone jack
Realme C1 2019 Price & Availability
Price is set at Rs. 8,499 for the top model with 3 GB memory and 32 GB of storage while there is the 2 GB RAM and 32 GB storage model as well for a lower Rs. 7,499.
Colour options available include Mirror Black and Navy Blue, with the rear panel having 12 layers of nanoscale composite material to offer a smooth glossy finish. All of that makes the new Realme C1 2019 quite alluring given its price, features and battery power. Sale starts today at 12 PM via Flipkart.