Realme C1 debuts with SD450 and big battery for less than $100

Realme’s unveiling event of the Realme 2 Pro produced a surprise as the company ended up announcing a second phone – the very aggressively priced Realme C1. The handset falls into the entry-level segment and it’s the cheapest smartphone from Realme yet, priced at just INR 6,999 or $96.

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The Realme C1 is essentially a toned-down Realme 2 with less RAM and storage. It comes with the same Snapdragon 450 chipset, 6.2-inch 720 x 1520px notched display and 13MP + 2MP camera combo on the back.

Instead of 3GB/32GB or 4GB/64GB memory configurations on the Realme 2, the C1 settles for 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. The good news is a microSD card slot is present for cheap storage expansion.

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Another difference, although small, is the front-facing camera. The C1 packs a 5MP sensor instead of 8MP, but luckily, it still supports AI facial unlock. The battery capacity remains the same at 4,230 mAh, which is downright impressive for a smartphone priced under $100 and the device runs Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box with Oppo’s ColorOS 5.1 on top.

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As far as the design goes, you might have already noticed that the handset borrows Realme 2’s body but misses on the diamond back and the rear-mounted fingerprint reader. Of course, for the asking price you can’t expect premium materials either – the side frame is made of plastic and so is the back panel.

The Realme C1 will be go on sale starting October 11 at 12:00 PM local time exclusively on Flipkart.

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