​SMARTPHONES of the “entry level” kind has a new offering for the Filipino youth introduced on November 29 by Realme Philippines.

Realme is a technology company focusing on high-quality smartphones. It introduced its first phone in Indian in May 2018 called Realme 1, apparently the same one that was re-branded as C1 in the Philippines.

Executives of the company such as Josef Wong, marketing head, Southeast Asia; Neil Zou, and Jacky Chen, CEO and chief operating officer (COO), respectively, of Realme Philippines, introduced their offering in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, Metro Manila.

The device will be made available for Php5,490 exclusively on online market Lazada.

C1 is being positioned as the “#RealEntryLevelKing” in the country.

Here’s the specifications:

ColorOS 5.1, Android 8.1 Oreo
6.2-inch HD+ IPS Display 19:9 aspect ratio (1520 x 720 resolution) at 271ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 Octa-core processor
Adreno 506 GPU
2GB / 16GB internal storage
Expandable memory up to 256GB via microSD
Dual SIM, Dual Standby (nano, dedicated)
Dual 4G VoLTE
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
13MP (f/2.2 aperture) + 2MP (f/2.2 aperture) dual rear cameras, LED flash
5MP selfie camera, 1.12μm pixel size, f/2.2 aperture
No Fingerprint scanner
Face unlock
Bluetooth 4.2
USB OTG
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
Weight: 168g
4,230mAh non-removable battery
Colors: Diamond Black, Diamond Red, Diamond Blue

Here’s part of Realme Philippines’ statement:

Realme, an expert in providing high-quality smartphones for the youth, marks its entry into the Philippine market with its first smartphone aimed at the local market, the Realme C1.

Positioned to be the #RealEntryLevelKing, the Realme C1 delivers exceptional performance and outstanding battery life for Php5,990 with exclusively price via Lazada flash sales.

Realme C1 2
Image: EKU.

Designed to redefine the entry-level smartphone range in the Philippines, the Realme C1 is a fusion of power and style, and boasts a mega battery and mega notch screen for its price point. Joining the aggressive price segment, the Realme C1 comes with a highly competitive price tag of PHP 5,990. As an initial offer, customers will be able to avail exclusively on Lazada on December 5, 2018 12NN at a special price of Php5,490. With its advanced and strong features matched by a remarkably
affordable price, the Realme C1 is poised to be a new benchmark for entry-level smartphones.

Elevating the standard of Entry Level Smartphones Faithful to its promise of delivering multiple top-level configurations in its price segment as “king of entry-level smartphones,” the Realme C1 packs a 4230mAh mega battery, a feature unmatched in its price segment. The phone can last up to 44 hours of phone calls, 18 hours of music playback with Wi-Fi and 10 hours of gaming, performance comparable to a smartphone aided by a power bank. To reduce overall power consumption, the Realme C1 smartly restricts background applications not in use through its core power-saving features: App-freezing Power Saver and Quick App Freezing. In testing conditions, 5 percent to 11 percent of power can be saved when the freezing function is on.

The Realme C1 runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core processor. With advanced 14nm process and a basic frequency up to 1.8GHz, the device can effectively reduce power consumption and control heat. Packed with a powerful
image processing and 2GB RAM + 16GB ROM, it can run multiple types of games smoothly and without any lag.

Realme C1 5
Image: EKU.

Supporting two Nano 4G SIM cards and dedicated micro SD cards, Realme C1 absolutely meets the communication needs of today’s youth by allowing them to freely switch between work and mobile socials.

Design benchmark for entry-level phones

With its 6.2-inch super large screen, the Realme C1 is the first large sized notch full-screen smartphone in its price segment. The phone achieves a screen-to-body ratio of 88.8 percent and a 19:9 screen display because of a more compact arrangement
of the earpiece, front camera and light sensor. A 2.05mm ultra-narrow bezel and an upgraded dispensing process further narrowed the screen bezel by 16 percent. The wide viewing angle delivers an immersive visual experience while playing games and watching videos. (Realme/EKU)