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The Realme C1 (2019) might be the entry-level phone of your entry-level dreams
If you’re looking for a long-lasting phone that won’t break the bank, your search might be over — Realme announced the Realme C1 (2019), the company’s latest entry-level smartphone.
On the outside, the Realme C1 (2019) features a 6.2-inch display with HD+ (1,520 x 720) resolution and a 19:9 aspect ratio. There’s no fingerprint sensor, but the front-facing 5-megapixel camera supports facial recognition. The software identifies 128 facial points to unlock the phone in 0.3 seconds.
Around back are dual 13 and 2MP cameras that support beauty and portrait modes.
Under the hood, the Realme C1 (2019) features Qualcomm’s octa-core Snapdragon 450 processor, either 2 or 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of expandable storage. The phone runs ColorOS 5.1, which is based on Android 8.1 Oreo.
The real head-turner is with the huge 4,230mAh battery. Thanks to the large battery, low-end processor, and undemanding specs, the Realme C1 (2019) lets you make calls for 44 hours, listen to music for 18 hours, and browse websites for 18 hours.
The software further extends the battery life by restricting apps in the background and cutting off apps randomly waking up in the background. With the features enabled, the phone saves anywhere between five and 11 percent of power.
The Realme C1 (2019) will be available starting February 5 in India. Residents can pick up the phone in either Navy Blue or Mirror Black through Flipkart. The 2GB/32GB variant will sell for 7,499 rupees (~$106), while the 3GB/32GB version will sell for 8,499 rupees (~$120).