If you haven’t been living under a rock recently, you’ve probably heard about Realme, Oppo’s recent offshoot company that focuses on bringing feature-rich smartphones on the table for the “young people around the world.” Led under the former Oppo Global VP Sky Li and officially launched in May of 2018, the budding new smartphone brand has been putting out various successful models one after the other and is quickly booming in popularity in a short amount of time.
Naturally, tech-enthusiasts in Nepal are becoming increasingly curious about when it will hit the market in-country and how much it’s going to cost. Well, the wait is finally over folks. But before we jump right into the price points, let’s quickly look over the devices themselves.
Realme C1 Overview:.
The build quality and the visual appeal of the Realme C1 really puts the other budget smartphones in its price range to shame. The phone sports a 6.2-inch HD+ display with a 19:9 aspect ratio and a screen-to-body percentage of 81.2. It is well built with plastic unibody construction and glossy back design. It is powered by the octa-core Snapdragon 450 processor and Adreno 506 GPU with 2GBs of RAM and a solid 16 gigs of onboard storage, which can be further extended up to 128gb via an SD card.
The phone houses a dual 13MP + 2MP rear camera with f2.2 aperture and an AI-enabled 5 MP front camera. It runs on the company’s own custom user interface ColorOS v5.1 on top of Android 8.0 Oreo. This means that it comes with a ton of features such as the Zalo Smart Assitant, Smart Driving, Assistive balls, Gesture navigation etc.
Realme 2 Pro Overview:
The Realme 2 Pro is another stunning beauty of a phone (you can probably see the pattern the Oppo-subsidized company is laying out by now). Coming with a 6.3-inch IPS LCD screen with a resolution of 1080×2340 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19:9, this model has revived the long forgotten diamond-like pattern and made it hip again.
It’s cool to see that the folks over at Realme really take constructive criticism to heart because, believe me, that’s exactly what they got when they decided to go with the Snapdragon 450 for the Realme 2. The Pro variant makes up for it by housing the latest revision of the Snapdragon 660 chipset. It has also implemented improvements over the camera sector and now has a Sony IMX398 sensor with bright f/1.7 lens for the main camera. As for the front cam, it sports a 16MP snapper for snapping some flashy selfies! The rear camera also allows 4k video capture.
Pricing and availability:
Both the models are expected to be available in stores from the 5th of February. The Realme C1 is moderately priced at Rs. 15,499 for the 2GB/16GB variant, while the Realme 2 Pro comes at Rs 30,499 for the 4GB/64GB variant. Further models are reportedly expected to arrive soon.