Oppo Outs its First Budget Mid-Range Phone With Face Unlock and More
Oppo is further taking the fight to Xiaomi’s budget Redmi brand with a fairly obvious copy of its own, Realme. The first phone in the series, Readme1, dutifully ticks all the important boxes, while also keeping an affordable price-tag.
Design and Display
The design is nothing much to write home about, except that it’ll come in Black and Red.
The biggest design quirk is the large 6” 18:9 display itself, which comes with Full HD+ resolution and a notch, quite a treat for the price that is being asked. It doesn’t have a fingerprint sensor, unfortunately, however, it does have face unlock. More on that later.
Internals and Storage
Under the hood, you get MediaTek’s Helio P60 octa-core processor.
The phone comes in three RAM and storage versions, with 3, 4 and 6 GB paired with 32, 64 and 128 GB storage, each. Dual-SIM support is also available, alongside a microSD slot, which takes the slot count to 3.
The back camera has a solitary 13 MP lens, with a LED Flash. The front features with an 8 MP lens, with f/2.2 aperture, and AI-based face unlock which can detect 296-points on your base to differentiate users based on their gender and skin color.
The battery capacity of the phone is set at 3410 mAh, likely missing out on fast-charging.
The pricing of the phone is set at $130 for the 3 GB version, $160 for 4 GB, and around $200 for the 6 GB version. It’ll go on sale later this month.
Oppo Realme 1 Specifications
- CPU: 2.0 GHz quad-core Cortex-A73 + 2.0 GHz quad-core Cortex-A53
- Chipset: MediaTek Helio P60
- OS: Android 8.1 Oreo with ColorOS 5.0
- Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE; Dual-SIM
- 6” 18:9 LCD with FHD+ (2160 x 1080) resolution
- RAM: 3/4/6 GB
- Internal: 32/64/128 GB
- Card slot: yes
- Primary: 13 MP, LED flash, f/2.2
- Secondary: 8 MP, f/2.2, facial unlock
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, audio-jack
- Battery: 3410 mAh
- Price: $130 (3 GB), $160 (4 GB), $200 (6 GB)
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