Oppo’s India-only sub-brand is shamelessly going after Xiaomi’s Redmi line

Oppo's newest entry-level phone is not even technically from Oppo but from a new budget brand called Realme, and it's called Realme 1.

Oppo is taking advantage of selling smart phones at the level of entry focused on online design in India while simultaneously reflecting the efforts of another Chinese competitor, Xiaomi. Look for the budget brand of Xiaomi, Redmi, and it is clear that Oppo had some inspiration, starting with the sales model.

The Realme 1 itself is the typical budget Android phone. A 6-inch screen, 2160 x 1080p, with 3GB RAM, 32GB of storage, a Helio P60 octa-core chipset (quad-core Cortex A73 2.0GHz along with four other Cortex A53 cores) and finally 13 and 8 megapixel cameras , opposite respectively.

What is the trick? Well, there is no fingerprint sensor for one. However, you get a (skinned) version of Android 8.1 that comes with a "facial recognition" function based on software. Anyway, mobile payments are not possible with the facial recognition of Realme 1.

The 32GB Realme 1 will retail for $ 8,990 ($ 135), while there is a configuration of 6GB RAM / 128GB more expensive (and higher) for $ 13,990 ($ 205), too. Both devices will be solid exclusively through Amazon India to start.