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Realme rumored to launch budget phone A1 in Q1, 2019

Chinese company Realme is believed to readying a new budget smartphone for launch in India soon. Though exact details of the upcoming phone are yet a mystery, what is known though is that the phone might be named A1 and will likely be fielded in the sub Rs. 10k price bracket.

Also being speculated is that the new A1 will be powered by a MediaTek Helio P60 or a Snapdragon 600 processor, coupled to say a 2 GB RAM for its most basic configuration. Further, the phone might also have a dual camera setup at the rear, which again is a sign of how quickly the dual camera bit has come to feature in even entry levels phones as well.

Meanwhile, An AI software backed selfie camera at the front is also expected to be standard fare on the A1 phone. Among the other tech specifications likely to be associated with the A1 include the Android 8.1 Oreo-based Color OS 5.2 running the show right out of the box.

Worth mentioning, the Chinese company which had recently parted ways from Oppo had launched the C1 in India and is priced below the Rs. 8000 mark. For the A1 to be price even lower means it will have an even lower grade of specs than the C1.

For reference, the C1 is quite decently specced and offers a 6.2-inch IPS display having a resolution of 720 X 1520 pixels. The display comes with a notch besides having a tallish 19:9 aspect ratio. Powering the C1 is a Snapdragon 450 chipset coupled to an Adreno 506 GPU for better graphics processing. System memory stands at 2 GB while native storage stands at 16 GB, the latter again being expandable to a max of 256 GB.

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Among the other notable feature of the C1 include its dual rear camera comprising of a 13 mp and 2 mp sensors. For selfie shots, there is a 5 mp camera at the front as well. The C1 also gets a decent 4230 mAh battery as well which happens to among the biggest pluses with the phone.

As for the A1, more details are expected soon while the phone itself is likely to be launched during the first quarter next year.