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Realme marks PH entry with Realme C1—the ‘king of entry-level smartphones’

Realme officially enters the Philippines with the #RealEntryLevelKing Realme C1. (L-R) Photo shows Realme Philippines Chief Operating Officer Jacky Chen, Realme Philippines Chief Executive Officer Neil Zou, Lazada PH Country Chief Business Officer Emmanuelle Chavarot and Realme Philippines Marketing Lead Eason de Guzman during Realme’s official launch.

Realme, a high-quality phone brand designed for the youth, has officially entered the Philippines with the Realme C1, an entry-level smartphone that boasts of a 4230mAh mega battery, rear dual cameras, and a 6.2-inch large notch screen.

Positioned as the “king of entry-level smartphones,” 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.

The phone, available in Mirror Black and Navy Blue colors, supports two Nano 4G SIM cards and dedicated micro SD cards.

Dual rear camera

The Realme C1 is equipped with rear 13MP + 2MP dual cameras with software algorithm, making the shooting contour clearer and the background blur more natural. In portrait mode, people are more prominent, and photos are more layered. The camera supports PDAF, improves focus speed and captures every wonderful second.

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The front 5MP camera’s AI Beauty capability takes photo editing to a new level with 296 recognition points, intelligently recognizing the gender, age, skin tone and even skin type of characters through AI algorithms. It can accurately identify and provide individualized beauty schemes from 8 million beauty solutions. Intelligent AI Beauty records and learns the photo editing habits of the user in the local album and applies these editing points in future photo sessions.

The Realme C1 supports facial unlock and SmartLock. Facial unlock captures 128 face recognition points through the front camera. SmartLock records and recognizes frequently stayed locations and marks them as trusty places where the mobile phone automatically stays unlocked.

The ColorOS 5.1 on the Realme C1 supports Clone Apps, which allows two social media accounts to be used at the same time. Meanwhile, full screen multitasking enables the user to operate applications like WhatsApp while watching videos or playing games in landscape mode. 

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.

The Realme C1 boasts a third-generation Corning Gorilla Glass with native damage and scratch resistance. In addition, with 12 layers of nano-scale sheet laminate and 2.5D nano-scale composite material, the device has greater hardness and better wear and scratch resistance. The electroplated layer increases the hardness, prevents wear, and improves smoothness, heat resistance and surface appearance. The ink printing technology gives the rear cover a translucent texture for a three-dimensional effect.

Pricing and availability

The Realme C1 (2GB + 16GB) is available for Php5,990 this Christmas season, while customers can take advantage of the upcoming flash sale via Lazada on December 05, 2018 at 12NN for a special price of Php5,490. 

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Also, Realme encourages its customers to join the Realme Community or also dubbed as the Realme Squad to see the latest conversations about the brand. Enthusiastic users can also get a chance to join gatherings, avail special offers, and even experience the latest Realme devices.

The Realme C1 is the perfect launchpad of the Realme Philippines brand. It brings to the table the promised combination of powerful performance and contemporary style evident across the Realme portfolio. Young Filipinos can now experience how a smartphone can make them proud to be young.

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