We’re still days away from the RealMe 1’s May 15 launch in India, but we’re already flooded with leaks of the first smartphone from OPPO’s sub-brand RealMe. And we like what we’ve seen thus far.
The biggest, surely real leak is the unboxing video — accompanied by a hands-on review — uploaded by Indian technology site Igyaan. The video has already been taken down, but not before some people downloaded it. It has been re-uploaded to their respective YouTube accounts, and one of them can be seen below. Watch the clip before it gets deleted.
Igyaan’s hands-on review video re-uploaded to YouTube
Screenshots of the video, in case it gets taken down again
As what we can already tell from the images posted on Amazon India, the RealMe 1 looks very much like the Diamond Black variant of the OPPO F7, called as such because of the device’s diamond-like rear panel.
The design harks back to the OPPO Mirror 5 days. Remember that phone that was released also in the Philippines in 2015, back when Filipina singer and actress Sarah Geronimo was still an endorser for the brand?
Anyhow, the RealMe 1 and OPPO F7’s similarities do not end in the diamond-like rear cover. You can also see that the RealMe 1 is made of plastic and has an acrylic back, a headphone jack, and a microUSB connector. The placement of ports and buttons is the same.
But unlike the F7, the RealMe phone does not have a cutout on its screen — a win for those who hate the notched-design trend. It also lacks a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, so this one will most likely rely on face unlock for security purposes.
Specs-wise, the RealMe 1 reportedly has a 6-inch IPS LCD display with 2,160 x 1,080 resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio; a 3,410mAh battery; and Android 8.1 Oreo-based ColorOS 5.0. The front and rear cameras are 8 megapixels and 13 megapixels, respectively.
The one thing that really have us pumping is the processor it’s using — MediaTek’s Helio P60, which is paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal memory. The system-on-a-chip has surprised us. It’s as powerful as midrange SOCs go. For example, the P60-powered OPPO F7 can handle graphics-intensive games with aplomb. It can even play NBA 2K18 at the highest settings with cloth simulation turned on. We’ve established that in our review.
Word has it that the Amazon-exclusive RealMe 1 will be priced at around ₹15,000. That’s equivalent to P11,668 in Philippine pesos. WOW. If true — and we do hope it is — then you can say that the mother brand, OPPO, is really gunning for Xiaomi, which has beaten all the smartphone brands to become the top vendor in India.
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