Design and Display
The front packs in a huge 6.2 inch 19.:9 IPS notched display at a HD+ resolution at 1520 x 720 pixels. The front panel is covered by Gorilla Glass and the company claims the screen to body ratio to be 88.8%. The front side sports the earpiece, sensors and the front facing camera. The rear packs the dual rear cameras in horizontal orientation and Realme branding.There is no fingerprint scanner present in the smartphone. The bottom part consists of the Micro-USB charging port, bottom firing speaker, headphone jack and the primary microphone. The right side packs power button while the left side houses the volume rockers and an Dual SIM Slot plus an SD Card Slot. It measures 156.2 x 75.6 x 8.2 mm and weighs 168 grams. The smartphone has a very glossy finish at the back and is made up of fibreglass.
Processor and Specifications
The smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 Octa-core processor which is based on the 14nm process of manufacturing and has a maximum clocking frequency of 1.8 GHz. There is only one RAM/Storage configuration available at 2/16 GB. Its runs on ColorOS 5.1 based on Android 8.1 out of the box. The memory is expandable up to 256 GB using a Micro-SD Card.
The notch houses a 5MP f/2.2 selfie camera with HDR and AI Beautification. The rear packs dual rear cameras with the primary shooter being a 13MP f/2.2 aperture sensor with PDAF and LED flash and a secondary 2MP sensor. The front camera is capable of face unlock which a norm these days for all Android Phones. The rear camera has Bokeh Effect, AI Beautification and HDR etc. In the video front it is capable of recording upto 1080p at 30 fps.
To keep running this smartphone, a huge 4,230 mAh battery is provided. The smartphone is charged using the Micro-USB Port at the bottom using a 5V/1A (5W) adapter provided in the box but there is support for 5V/2A(10W) charging which requires a 10W rated power adapter to be bought separately.
Connectivity and Pricing
Connectivity options include Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS, Micro-USB port and Headphone Jack. The colour options include Navy Blue and Mirror Black. The Realme C1 with its only one 2/16 GB configuration is priced at ₹ 7,499. It is sold exclusively in Flipkart.com and realme.com.