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

Oppo Realme 1 front and back

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.


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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
  • Display:
    • 6” 18:9 LCD with FHD+ (2160 x 1080) resolution
  • Memory
    • RAM: 3/4/6 GB
    • Internal: 32/64/128 GB
    • Card slot: yes
  • Camera:
    • 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)

  • If the price remains the same so this gonna be a game changer.

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